The FIBA World Cup 2023 is good to go and basketball fans will be looking forward to seeing their favorite hardcourt idols in action in different venues starting Aug. 25.
Aside from getting a rare chance to see world-renowned athletes, fans are expected to look for memorabilia that they can collect and keep.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 global partner Smart Communications Inc. is giving fans more ways to own a piece of sports history, launching exclusive digital collectible, Shinys – its version of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) up for grabs at tournament venues.
This is the first NFT raffle of its kind in the Philippines, free Shinys featuring FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 mascot, JIP.
Aside from getting this collectible, they also serve as a raffle entry for a shot at winning one FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 Finals Pass, and Gilas Art Prints by renowned artist and basketball advocate Mike Swift aka Mr. Pinoy Hoops, who made headlines worldwide in 2020 for his massive art tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant at the Tenement Court in Taguig City.
Fans can get one FREE Gilas Shiny per day at Smart Booths at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan on Aug. 25; Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City and the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City from Aug. 25 to Sept.1.