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Making (basketball) dreams come true: How NBA fan Dan Nuguid ticked an item off his bucket list

"Through this partnership, Globe is integrating the NBA into the mobile devices to empower the digital lifestyle of our sports-driven consumers."

The Air Canada Centre was brimming with energy and athleticism, with thousands of sports fans cheering for their favorite NBA superstars as they entered the stadium with much grit. One of the fans is Filipino Dan Nuguid who has flown for over half a day from Manila to Toronto to see the NBA games live, up-close and personal --- with all the sweat, tears, and heat from the action-packed games that only an elusive few can experience.

“At first, it was disbelief. When it finally sank in, it was replaced with a surreal and exciting feeling. It was an awesome bucket list experience for us. The Globe team who accompanied us made it a more fun-tastic experience,” Nuguid shares.

Nuguid is one of the three lucky Globe customers who got the chance to watch the NBA All-Star 2016 live in Toronto, Canada – the first All-Star held outside the United States, as part of Globe Telecom’s NBA Fly Away Promo. A Globe postpaid customer of 20 years, Nuguid flew with fellow Globe customers Gabriel Martin Ong and Gabriel Joseph Natividad as winners of the promo, which is part of the telco’s commitment to bring the NBA closer to Filipino fans. Joining them were Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Daniel Horan, Vice President for Content Jil Go, and Director for Sports Martin David.

“The first moment was when Michael Jordan accepted the next All-Star venue banner and the second was when I got to witness Curry’s half-court shot at the end of the All-Star game. It was a fitting way to end a wonderful experience,” shared Nuguid as he recounted his memorable experiences during the 65th NBA All-Star Games.

The NBA Fly Away raffle promo gave lucky Globe customers who subscribed to the NBA LEAGUE PASS PREMIUM the chance to win tickets to watch an NBA game live with their favorite superstars in action. Through its partnership with the NBA as the official wireless and broadband services partner in the Philippines, Globe Telecom sent lucky Globe customers to NBA All-Star 2016 as part of its efforts in making Filipino fans’ basketball dreams come true.

“Globe is committed to bringing the NBA closer to Filipinos by providing platforms to experience the games in a more personal and interactive way, and that includes the NBA Fly Away raffle promo. We could not be any happier to see our three Globe customers have the time of their lives in Toronto for the ultimate NBA experience,” said Globe Vice President for Content Jil Go. “Through this partnership, Globe is integrating the NBA into the mobile devices to empower the digital lifestyle of our sports-driven consumers.”

The NBA LEAGUE PASS PREMIUM allows fans to enjoy more content with access to the Video Vault—a collection of archived NBA videos and TV shows including Hardwood Classics games, NBA Inside Stuff and Shaqtin’ A Fool among others—and experience features such as HD video, multi-game viewing modes, home and away game commentary, and integrated game stats module.

By subscribing to any of the NBA LEAGUE PASS PREMIUM plans from Globe (NBA50, NBA299, or NBA499) for mobile customers or by activating NBA LEAGUE PASS PREMIUM for broadband customers, users can get a chance to win tickets to regular season games or special events such as the NBA Playoffs, The Finals or the NBA Draft.

Register to NBA LEAGUE PASS PREMIUM by texting NBA499 to 2662 for 1 NBA LEAGUE PASS PREMIUM promo code valid for 30 days for P499. Other available variants include NBA50 for 1 NBA LEAGUE PASS PREMIUM promo code valid for 24 hours for only P50 and NBA299 for 7 24-hour promo codes for only P299. To register, text NBA50 or NBA299 to 2662. Each variant corresponds to a virtual ballot for the online raffle promotion. The promo runs until April 15, 2016. Visit to know more about the NBA LEAGUE PASS PREMIUM from Globe.

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