#AllForCoachRoger: Volleyball community unites for ailing Gorayeb

The Philippine volleyball community continues to give back, this time for coach Roger Gorayeb who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.

Following the jersey auction campaign for Jovelyn Gonzaga’s nephew, players and fans from all major leagues will unite anew in a benefit concert night dedicated to the ailing mentor.

The benefit night slated on November 3 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the FilOil Flying V Center in San Juan will feature performances from volleyball players, guest artists, and bands.

Among these performers are Alyssa Valdez, Gretchen Ho, and Kara Acevedo, all of whom played under the tutelage of Gorayeb for the Ateneo de Manila University, as well as PSL stars Kalei Mau and Sisi Rondina.

Prices range from 500 to 5,000 pesos per seat, of which VIP seats include wine and dine token with their volleyball idols.

Selling of tickets started this morning.

Gorayeb was reportedly suffering from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer related to lymphoma and leukemia formed by malignant plasma cells.

Gorayeb is regarded as one of the most decorated coaches in the country after leading teams like San Sebastian College, National University and Ateneo to an improved system and multiple championships.

He has mentored former and current national team players in the past such as Valdez, Gretchel Soltones, Jaja Santiago, Denden Lazaro, and Dindin Santiago-Manabat.

(Image from Facebook/Philippine SuperLiga)