Nonito Donaire Junior, the former world boxing champion, has visited the town to offer his support to Greg Secker in the Iloilo housing project. Even though he was invited by the European philanthropist, Nonito has confirmed that joining the project is his personal decision aimed at encouraging athletes to embrace corporate social responsibility. The turnover would see Secker present over 100 homes to the victims of the typhoon in various regions, including Capinahan, Iloilo, and Lemery.
Donaire and his wife arrived from Las Vegas and flew to Iloilo to witness the turnover. The Donaires and Secker are reported to have met at the Manila Airport for a flight to Iloilo. During the event, the former world boxing champion called on fellow boxers to go beyond motivating people in the ring to supporting local communities. He believes that they can build over 1000 homes to the less fortunate members of the society when they combine efforts.
While explaining that the event was the greatest way to begin 2018, the boxer pointed out that he wholeheartedly contributed P1 million towards the rehabilitation of homes of Ondoy typhoon victims at the beginning of his sporting career. Donaire applauded the Greg Secker Foundation’s effort in giving back to the community. Popularly known in the region as Greg Secker Foundation Village under the initiative “Build A house, Build A home, the project has transformed the region through its over 100 new homes presented to the locals.
Within the short trip, the boxer spared time to train at the Elorde Plus Gym. He has however chosen to train in Las Vegas for his next big march in April this year.
About Greg Secker
Born in 1975 in Norfolk, England, Greg Secker was already a successful English businessman in his twenties. The renowned foreign exchange expert pursued Agricultural and Food Sciences from the University of Nottingham. He worked with Thomas Cook Financial Services as a trading technologist before joining Mellon Financial Corporation as the vice president, only at 25.
Secker received key awards for his innovativeness, including the British Telecom Award in 1993.the founder of both Knowledge to Action Group and The Greg Secker Foundation is a reputable author and philanthropist. He was listed in the 2017’s Most Influential Philanthropists and Social Workers.