Akari is showing no signs of slowing down in its efforts to help further Philippine sports and its brand with different sports leagues in the country.
This year, the lighting and technology company takes another step as it inked a partnership deal with the eight schools of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) for Season 86.
“I’m delighted to see the partnership with Akari as a significant development for our league. Akari’s commitment to Philippine sports, as evidenced by their support for various teams and programs, is truly commendable,” said UAAP Season 86 President Rod Roque.
Partnering with Akari is a no-brainer according to Roque with the UAAP and the company sharing a common goal.
“Akari’s involvement aligns perfectly with our mission to promote excellence, discipline, and teamwork among student-athletes. By supporting the UAAP, Akari is investing in the future of Philippine sports, nurturing young talents, and inspiring the next generation of athletes.”
Throughout the season, Akari will produce merchandise featuring the colors and logos of the participating schools, offering a selection for students, alumni, and parents to choose from.
“The UAAP-Akari partnership aims to serve the UAAP ecosystem with practical, reliable, and affordable products that extends the UAAP ecosystem beyond the confines of the courts and game venues,” said Licencing Committee Chairman Edwin Reyes.
Items such as 8-inch rechargeable elliptical fans, touch control tri-color and dimmable desk lamps, touch night light USB adaptors, rechargeable handy fans, extensions cords, and 10,000mAh power banks will soon be up for grabs for UAAP fans.
“These items, now considered essentials, allow UAAP fans to support their teams anytime and anywhere, whether it’s charging their phones, staying cool during our outdoor events, or adding illumination to our games,” UAAP Executive Director Rebo Saguisag added.
For Saguisag, this collaboration goes beyond merchandising and promotion as it’s also ‘built on a deep connection’ with the people behind Akari, headed by CEO Christopher Tiu.
“We’ve engaged with the key figures at Akari, and our mutual dedication to helping develop the grassroots while still producing high-quality products is palpable. We believe that this synergy between the UAAP and Akari will propel us towards our shared goals, which is giving an avenue for the next generation of Filipino athletes. We are excited for what is in store this season with the help of Akari.”
Around November, these Akari products will be available at game venues, UAAP campuses, Landmark Makati and Trinoma, Natasha, MSE, Ace Hardware, Handyman, and True Value branches nationwide. Fans can also buy these online through Akari’s and Nxled’s webstores, Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok shops.
With Season 86 officially underway, Akari looks forward to fueling the future with the UAAP. For more information, follow Akari Sports and Akari Lighting on our websites and all our social media pages.