The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is happy to announce the selection of Jack Danielle Animam as the SBP Women in Basketball Ambassador.
After once again proving that she is a champion by helping Shih Hsin University to a perfect run in the University Basketball Association in Taiwan, Animam surely inspired many young Filipina basketball players not just to devote themselves to the sport but also to set lofty goals for themselves.
Having an official designation with the SBP will give Animam a bigger platform to continue to be an example of what a Filipina basketball player could be.
FIBA’s Women in Basketball is a program aimed to develop and leverage elite competitors and coaches, increase gender diversity, and to increase female fans. The move to name Animam as SBP’s Women in Basketball Ambassador coincides with the federation’s continuous investment in women’s basketball, which also includes the launching of the web-show Women in Charge, hosted by Bea Daez, where Animam will be the first guest.
“Jack has been a blessing for women’s basketball here in the Philippines and we’re happy to have her front-and-center for the SBP’s Women in Basketball program,” said SBP President Al Panlilio. “Aside from winning five straight championships in the UAAP, what really sets Jack apart was that she was always available when the country needed her services on the international stage may it be for 3×3 or five on five. We know how passionate she is about elevating Filipina basketball players by giving them a bigger stage and that’s why she’s perfect for the role.”
Part of Animam’s tasks will be to help increase awareness of SBP’s Women in Charge via different activations and encourage women’s participation in the sport by continuing to serve as a role model and an inspiration.