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Fajardo, Jerusalem lead 38th SAC-SMB major awardees

POOLED REPORT May 15,2024 - 04:49 PM

SAC-SMB major awardees

June Mar Fajardo, Melvin Jerusalem, the Malilay sisters, and William John Riley Go are some of the Major Awardees of the 38th SAC-SMB Cebu Sports Awards slated on May 26. | FIBA and Facebook photos

CEBU CITY, Philippines — This group of elite athletes raised their game to another level, and the Sportswriters Association of Cebu (SAC) made sure that their excellent showings would not go unnoticed.

SAC announced the so-called “Elite 19” who will be the major awardees for the highly anticipated 38th SAC-San Miguel Beer (SMB) Cebu Sports Awards scheduled on May 26 at The Terraces of Ayala Center Cebu.

The event that will recognize top-performing Cebuano athletes will begin at 4 p.m.

READ: SAC announces second batch of athletes to be honored in Cebu Sports Awards

Leading the cast of SAC-SMB major awardees is Cebuano pro basketball player June Mar Fajardo, the unstoppable big man of the San Miguel Beermen, who made history in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) after winning a league-record seventh Most Valuable Player award in 2023.

Melvin Jerusalem is also a major awardee for an equally stellar showing in 2023 that saw him wrest the WBO minimumweight title with a second-round knockout win over Japan’s Masataka Taniguchi.

Joining Fajardo and Jerusalem as major awardees are stick fighters Trixie Lofranco, Maria Ella Alcoseba, and Dexler Bolambao, pool player Rubilen Amit, and golfer Junia Gabasa.

Other major awardees

Completing the list of SAC-SMB major awardees are Angelo Marquez (dancesport), Polaris Esports (e-sport), Eliecha Zoey Malilay, Ellise Xoe Malilay, and Angel Sanchez (jiujitsu), William John Riley Go (karting), Margielyn Didal (skateboarding), Aidaine Krishia Laxa (taekwondo), Matthew Justine Hermosa (triathlon) Elreen Ando (weightlifting), and Ronil Tubog (wrestling).

Major awardees will qualify for the prestigious Athlete of the Year award.

READ: Sports scribes fete last year’s finest, led by EJ Obiena, in grand rites

Other coveted awards that SAC will be handing out on May 26 are the Sportsman of the Year award, Presidential Awardee, and Orlacsan Award.

SAC, which is headed by its president John Pages, a veteran sports columnist and current chief of the Cebu City Sports Commission, will also give posthumous awards  to known sports personalities who immensely contributed to the development of sports before they joined our Creator.   | Pooled Report

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