San Miguel Beer guard Terrence Romeo never expected the avalanche of entries that flooded his Instagram account when he launched the TR7 Moves Challenge last week.
The idea of conducting a contest came like a ray of sunshine during the pandemic as Romeo thought of a way to share his talents and invite everyone, particularly the youth, to imitate his moves with a prize waiting at the end of the rainbow.
“Marami akong realizations naisip sa lockdown,” said Romeo. “Maliban sa tulong sa frontliners, gumawa ako ng paraan especially para sa kabataan na maging-active sa bahay.”
He posted a video of his dribbling skills – behind-the-back, between-the-legs, stutter step misdirection, crossover – then challenged his followers to do the same.
Romeo didn’t know if it would catch on at first and to his surprise, more than 2,000 entries were sent in via Instagram. The contest was launched on Wednesday last week with a deadline of Saturday. Entries continued to pour in on Sunday, prompting Romeo to do a Part 2.
Romeo said he initially planned to pick 20 winners but with the deluge of entries, upped it to 30 then 50. He also added 10 special winners to reward those with an injury or handicap for their efforts. Romeo dug into his own pockets to buy coffee, crackers, rice and canned food for the winners.