OAKLAND, CA — The Philippines’ own Tanduay rum — the new official partner of the Golden State Warriors — made sure to make the most of the first Filipino heritage night of the season.
Tanduay brought out former PBA stars to shoot some baskets with Filipino Warriors fans.
Having played in the Philippines, these PBA stars knew the reputation Tanduay carried, and are not surprised they are now partners with the Warriors.
“This is historic. When I saw the post a couple weeks ago that Tanduay and the warriors partnered up together I said ‘wow’ outloud,” said former player James Wallkvist. “This is big.”
“They have the winning attitude and of course I know they will never leave basketball, so I know they are going to go for the winning team as well, which is the Golden State Warriors,” said two-time champion Mark Clemence Telan.
Tanduay also partnered with local streetwear company, Bayani Art, to develop the official logo of this Filipino heritage night celebration.
The logo features Filipino warrior Lapu Lapu.
Inside Oracle arena, the Tanduay rum club is an exclusive suite that features the private experience of the game along with catered food and drinks.
The celebration continued following the game at an official Tanduay after party at Somar Bar in downtown Oakland–showcasing local Filipino chefs, such as the Lumpia Company and the Food Network’s first Filipina “Chopped” winner, Chef Charleen Caabay.
Also featured was upcoming Pinay hip-hop artist Ruby Ibarra, who performed songs from her recently released album “Circa 91”.
Tanduay officials say that they will not wait until the next Filipino heritage night to celebrate Filipino culture.
Plans to hold more Filipino community events in the Bay Area are already in the works.