Saturday, April 25, 2015

Join the fun at Banana Boat Family Futbol Festival

Adults and children alike used to have a knack for outdoor activities until gadgets came into the picture when kids may tend to hibernate indoors. This summer, Banana Boat Sunscreen is set to make this season extra fun for you and your family as it partners with Futkal (Futbol sa Kalye), a non-government organization that uses football as a tool for social development.

Banana Boat, in partnership with Futkal, is giving families more reasons to enjoy the outdoors and engage in a more active lifestyle.  Together, they are launching the Banana Boat Family Futbol Festival at the UP Sunken Garden on April 26 from 6am to 5pm. 

With this joint activity, families can participate in different fun-filled games and activities under the sun, including a football cup which will require teamwork among the members of the family. Part of its aim includes the showcasing of camaraderie and sportsmanship among participating families.

But families won’t be running alone. Each team will be joined by a Futkalero to take the football game to the next level. Aside from this, a Futkal clinic will be launched during the event to boost children’s interest in the sport and encourage them to have an active lifestyle during their growing up years.
“Family bonding is very important especially in the face of an increasingly digital age. In fact, a Nielsen study revealed that Filipinos are the second heaviest Internet users in Southeast Asia, and we feel that this is contributing to a more sedentary lifestyle. We want family members to reconnect once again in a more meaningful way,” says MJ Tiquia, Product Manager of Banana Boat.
She adds, “By bringing families together outdoors, people will go back to basics.  In the process, we hope to make an active lifestyle fashionable once again.”

But allowing families to engage in outdoor activities need not come at the expense of their skin health. According to Claire Guevarra, Officeu-in-Charge Marketing person of Banana Boat, the family needs protection against the sun’s harmful rays to enjoy summer.
“The outdoors give each family member the opportunity to mingle and be close to one another, but too much exposure to the sun can be bad for the skin,” Guevarra says. “Bearing that in mind, families will need Banana Boat’s sun protection.”

Banana Boat sunscreens come in lotions and sprays that complement your lifestyle. It provides a broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays with AvoTriplex Technology that guards you against the sun’s harmful rays.

“It’s time to break the Internet barrier and go outdoor this summer,” Guevarra concludes. “Along with Futkal, we can create a bigger playing field where families can learn and have fun together outdoors that will translate to lasting memories.”

Event registration for families is free. To join, simply visit the Facebook fanpage and register at or visit Banana Boat’s website at for more details.

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