Skip to main content

Kai Sotto sets out to inspire Filipino youth powered by Smart Prepaid

 


Smart Communications’ newest brand ambassador Kai Sotto aims to inspire the next generation of Filipino athletes through his fast-rising international basketball career and his new partnership with the country’s leading mobile services provider.    


Sotto comes in as the face of Smart, representing and inspiring the youth to live big on their passions. With its new products such as Double GIGA Stories, Smart provides subscribers with more data to share their passions on social media, as well as connect and follow the people they look up to for inspiration. This makes the 18-year-old Sotto the ideal ambassador for Smart’s Double GIGA Stories as he shares his journey to his followers while pursuing to fulfill his career goals at such a young age. This includes playing for the Adelaide 36ers of the prestigious National Basketball League in Australia and playing for the Gilas Philippine national team in the upcoming Olympic Qualifier Tournament.   


Committed to spread his passion for the sport, Kai has also started setting up his own basketball training facility, the Kaiju Global Academy in Hamilton, Ohio, aimed at developing young prospects for the game Filipinos love the most. Sotto is doing all these things while inching closer to his NBA dreams.   

  

“Smart has been there for me since my high school career, that’s where it all started. I’m thankful that my goal and Smart’s goal is the same—to inspire the next generation of young Filipinos,” said Sotto during an online press conference last April 21. “That has been one of my top goals and top dreams, so we’re on the same page. I’m looking forward to everything we can achieve together.”  


“We truly believe that Kai embodies Smart’s message as he pursues his dreams—he’s doing it not just for himself or his family, but also for the country. Our commitment at Smart is that we will be there behind Kai as he pursues his dreams, and that we hope we can inspire younger Filipinos to believe that they can make this world a better place as they pursue their passions and purpose,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.  

  

“Smart has been following Kai for a long time, since his Batang Gilas days. He can really be the future of Philippine basketball,” said Alfredo S. Panlilio, President and CEO of Smart. “He’s only 18 years old, but he’s achieved so much, and we’re rooting for him as he achieves his goals.”    

 


Share your passions, share your stories like Kai
 


Smart subscribers can also follow their passions with a purpose and share them with their worlds when they avail of the Double GIGA Stories, powered country’s fastest mobile data network as reported by third-party mobile internet analytics firm Ookla® and Opensignal.    

  

Double GIGA Stories comes with 2 GB of Stories Every Day for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tiktok, and Kumu, plus 2 GB open access data for Php99, valid for 7 days.  



Like Kai who uses Twitter to document his basketball milestones, tell his story of resilience and success, and act on his purpose of inspiring his followers to pursue their own passions with Kaiju Global Academy—you too can share your victories, big or small, with Double GIGA Stories. Just go to the Smart GigaLife App and choose Double GIGA to start! 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

KathNiel launches anti-cyberbullying campaign

More than fighting evil vampires at La Luna Sangre as Tristan and Malia, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla fight cyberbullies in real life. Kicking off their anti-cyberbullying campaign as Cybersmile Ambassadors, KathNiel together with Philippine Red Cross (PRC), the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and Kathniel’s fan base KDKN Solidarity Community, Inc. along with volunteer-individual and other fan group supporters conducted a simultaneous event dubbed as “Give Blood. Fight Cyberbullying” last Nov. 5 at the PRC Headquarters and across 18 (initially targeted 22) other PRC blood centers nationwide.

MATT DAMON'S “JASON BOURNE” REVEALS FIRST TRAILER, POSTER

Universal Pictures has just revealed the first trailer and poster of the highly anticipated action-thriller “Jason Bourne” marking the return of Matt Damon to his most iconic role.  Paul Greengrass, the director of “The Bourne Supremacy” and “The Bourne Ultimatum,” once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. For “Jason Bourne,” Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series. Frank Marshall again produces alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment, and Greengrass, Damon, Gregory Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Based on characters created by Robert Ludlum, the film is written by Greengrass and Christopher Rouse. Opening across the Philippines on  July 27, 2016 , “Jason Bourne” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Smart assembles top gamers Alodia, Christine, Dexie, and Nix for star-studded GIGA Arena video

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has pulled off an ambitious crossover moment as it brought together top gaming celebrities for a star-studded video for GIGA Arena, the first all-in-one esports platform for Filipino mobile gamers.   The one-minute video features Alodia Gosiengfiao, Dexie Diaz, Christine Samson and Nix Gaming, who are among the most prominent Filipino streamers today.   Alodia rose to international fame for her elaborate cosplays and streaming, and is now the co-founder of Tier One Entertainment, which aims to revolutionize the esports landscape in the country. Like Alodia, Christine Samson is both a cosplayer and streamer, and dabbles into commercial modelling and a TV hosting. On the other hand, both Dexie Diaz and Nix are among the country's top Mobile Legends streamers today with 6.6 million and 4 million Facebook followers, respectively. In the video, these top gamers were transported to the various dimensions of the GIGA Arena and it