AirAsia champions Filipino athletes in the 2017 SEA Games via #DareToDream campaign

AirAsia, voted the world’s best low cost carrier for nine consecutive years by Skytrax, launched its region-wide #DaretoDream sports initiative, which aims to motivate and inspire athletes to discover their own potential and make their athletic aspirations a reality.

In photo are Filipino SEA Games athletes (from left): Swimmer Jessie Lacuna, Volleyball player Alyssa Valdez and long jumper Marestella Torres-Sunang. photo edit c/o SPIN

The campaign was launched in time for the Southeast Asian Games, which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

As the official airline partner of the 2017 SEA Games, AirAsia Philippines has also created an inspiring web video series telling the stories of our very own SEA Games athletes, who brought glory to the country.

Chronicling the journeys of renowned Volleyball player Alyssa Valdez, Swimmer Jessie Lacuna, and Long Jump athlete Marestella Torres-Sunang, the #DaretoDream videos share both the challenges and joys that come with being an athlete, and is sure to encourage young, aspiring local talents who want to go into sports.

6-time UAAP Season’s MVP Alyssa Valdez

“The #DaretoDream initiative is part of AirAsia’s continued commitment to grow the local sports scene. Through the web video series, we are sharing the hard work and passion that drives our athletes. We also want to gather support for them from every Filipino – we want everyone to watch them compete and cheer for them during this year’s SEA Games,” said Philippines AirAsia Brand Manager David Viray.

2-time Olympian Jessie Lacuna

As part of the campaign, AirAsia Philippines are posting video updates of the 2017 SEA Games on its Facebook page, which will be hosted by Volleyball player and TV personality Michele Gumabao.

4-time SEA Games Gold Medalist Marestella Torres-Sunang

The four videos will contain the game highlights and team standings of the Philippine delegates. The first video focused on the Opening Ceremony of the 29th SEA Games. The second and third featured the winning athletes and teams from different countries, and the last will recap the highlights and winning moments of our Filipino athletes.

To learn more about AirAsia’s #DaretoDream campaign, visit the AirAsia Philippines Facebook page at


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