foodpanda Partners with NBA for a "Ball Like a Panda" Basketball Tournament!

Basketball fanatics and influencers joined together in one huge basketball tournament as foodpanda and NBA teamed up! What more, they also brought together the brightest celebrity players bringing more heat to the court! 

And yes, yours truly Runner Rocky took part in this another milestone in the basketball scene! Have you experience the excitement? How about playing with your favorite celebrity actors who turn ballers for a day? Well, let's check out this exciting foodpanda x NBA partnership story! 

Leading online food and grocery platform foodpanda recently rounded up a series of activities as part of its ongoing partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA).


As NBA’s first Official Online Food Delivery Platform Partner in the Philippines, foodpanda co-hosted various NBA tentpole events and launched promotions providing foodpanda app users the chance to win bona fide NBA prizes and exclusive perks.

The premier sports league and leading food and grocery platform officially launched their partnership last February of this year, teaming up to bring convenience and sports entertainment in just a few taps.

According to foodpanda Philippines Growth and Marketing Director Patricia Jacinto, the partnership is one of the concrete examples of how one can “Live Like a Panda,” the company’s overarching brand philosophy, which encourages people to free up their time and energy to pursue what matters to them. “This partnership truly makes for a dream team, and we are happy to let people experience the engaging activities we have prepared,” said Jacinto. 

“As Filipinos are known to be huge basketball fans, we want to leverage on the fiery passion local consumers have for the sport and position foodpanda as the preferred online food delivery choice in the country,” she added.

Score to Soar

Last March, foodpanda commenced the Ball Like a Panda raffle, where app users can enjoy the wide range of services foodpanda has, whether it’s food, grocery, shops, or pick-up, and get entries to qualify for a chance to win an NBA League Pass and watch an NBA Playoffs game live.

JP Alejandro was the lucky winner who won an all-expense paid trip to the USA and fulfilled his dream of watching a live NBA game last May. “I was super excited when I learned I won because I’ve always been a huge fan of the NBA. Good thing, I’m also an avid foodpanda user so it’s a win-win for me. Thank you so much to foodpanda. This is a dream come true,” said JP.

NBA Finals Watch Pau-rty

To further promote the partnership, foodpanda hosted an NBA Finals Watch Party in line with the “Live Like a Panda” campaign to invite basketball fans and foodies alike to enjoy the game together.

The watch party featured the pivotal match-up between the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat during the NBA Finals Game 4. The event was held last June 10 to 11, 2023, at Eastwood Central Plaza, which offered a variety of fan activities and treats for viewers. While watching the game, attendees enjoyed free meals, popcorn, pink cocktails, customizable NBA co-branded shirts for pandapro subscribers, and assorted Pau-Pau merchandise.

The event was also attended by celebrities and influencers, including JC De Vera, Prince Carlos, Gab Lagman, and Ayn Bernos taking part in showing what it means to “Live like a panda.”

Ball Like a Panda 3x3 Basketball Tournament

Lastly, foodpanda launched its first ever 3-on-3 basketball tournament with special participation from celebrities (Rayver Cruz, Gab Lagman, Eric “Eruption” Tai, Mikee Reyes, Wilbert Ross,  Juancho Triviño, Prince Carlos, and Prince Clemente) and Ka-pandas (John Rene Alcanzo, Leonnel Clint Baldo, Jeffrey Diaz, Jason Carl Baldo) who put their game faces on and heightened everyone’s spirits.

In this most-awaited Pau-tastic match, four teams participated in a series of games, while registered guests visited exciting booths and enjoyed food and refreshments throughout the event. Aside from the main 3-on-3 event, the audience also joined fun side activities to receive exclusive NBA x foodpanda merchandise.

With all these basketball-themed activities, the NBA and foodpanda collaboration brings a lot of excitement, from great food to non-stop on-court action and many more. Stay tuned for more initiatives and surprises that foodpanda and NBA have in store for all Pinoy food lovers and basketball fans alike. 

Congrats foodpanda and NBA! It was indeed a great sporty partnership! 07/28/2023 (Runner Rocky)


About foodpanda:

foodpanda is dedicated to bringing food lovers their favorite meals from curated local restaurants in the Philippines. Since its creation, the on-demand food and grocery marketplace has grown to more than 170,000 partner restaurants in more than 400 cities across 11 Asian markets. foodpanda Philippines currently operates in 150 cities and municipalities across the Philippines and continuously expanding. foodpanda is a subsidiary under Delivery Hero, a worldwide leader of the food delivery industry. For more information, visit

How it works:

Through the foodpanda website or via the new iOS and Android apps, customers can enter their address and view a curated list of restaurants and shops serving their neighborhood. Once they have found their choice, they can place an order in the comfort of their home or office, paying online through foodpanda’s secure platform or via cash-on-delivery The order is then carefully prepared by the restaurant or shop, picked up by the foodpanda delivery partner and delivered straight to their doorstep.


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