Sports Unlimited bags CMMA award
ABS-CBN’s Sports Unlimited hosted by Dyan Castillejo and Marc Nelson, received the Hall of Fame award for the Best Sports Program in the 2009 Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA).
The award was clinched this year, after Sports Unlimited has secured the Best Sports Show citation for three years (in 2005, 2006 and 2008).
Dyan, accompanied by her son Matthew Garcia, accepted the award in behalf of Sports Unlimited team. Marc was abroad at the time of the awards night.
The hosts take pride in everything that the show stands for. To them, Sports Unlimited is in the business of adventure, health and fitness. “Our product is active life. Our office is outdoors,” they say.
When it comes to action and adventure, the Sports Unlimited crew with Marc and Dyan set the standard. It is the only show that thrives on “firsts.”
Marc was the first ever non-pilot in the country to ride an Alpha fighter jet. It was the same show that had their hosts trek the peak of Mt. Pinatubo and swim inside its crater for the first time. They were also the first to reach the peak of Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Southeast Asia, 14,000 feet above sea level and the first, too, to make it to the top of Mt. Pulag, almost 10,000 feet above Luzon. The Sports Unlimited team dared for the first time ever to attempt a nine-hour open sea journey on jet skis from Lucena to Boracay and they made it successfully.
The team is proud of the show’s ability to give in depth, interesting sports coverages
with exclusive interviews and unexpected features, mostly of the world’s very best athletes.
Catch Sports Unlimited Saturdays.