Sherilyn Reyes spearheads 4th Perpetual Cup wakeboarding event


Sherilyn Reyes and her husband Chris Tan found anew passion in wakeboarding. (Above) Joey Marquez shows off his wakeboarding skills during the 4th Perpetual Cup last June 14 at the Lago De Oro Cable Ski Park inCalatagan, Batangas.

For someone who is a "non-sports" type of girl, beingengrossed in a hobby like wakeboarding is contradictory. But Moms host Sherilyn Reyes finds wakeboarding as exhilarating as it is challenging—more addicting than any other sport she did in the past.

"Aside sa nakaka-relax siya taposworkout mo na din siya. Iba ‘yong high talaga ‘pag nakasakay ka tapos you don'tstop dun just because marunong ka na, you don't stop there. Marami kang tricksna gusting i-try so marami kang pain sa katawan. But then, it's always achallenge at you are always ready and willing to take the challenge,"Sherilyn shared with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last June 14 duringthe 4th Perpetual Cup cable wakeboard competition held at the Lago De Oro CableSki Park in Calatagan, Batangas.

Shey (Sherilyn's nickname) first discovered the sport sixyears ago when her family dropped by at Lago De Oro for a short vacation.Wakeboarding was still in its infancy here in our country back then."Hindi namin pinansin," she recalls.

All of that changed when Shey andher husband, ex-cager Chris Tan, saw Muhlach Cup on television late last year.Muhlach Cup—a wakeboarding competition organized by actor andwakeboarding advocate Aga Muhlach—piqued their interest. Since November of2007, Shey and her entire family make it a point to wakeboard every weekend tounwind and learn more about the sport.

As proof of Shey'snewfound passion, she gathered sponsors and invited celebrity friends and membersof the media to spice up this year's installment of the Perpetual Cup.

Celebrities present during theevent were Angelu de Leon with her kids, Joey Marquez, LJ Moreno, Boy 2 Quizon,among others.

Aside from being the youngest atnine years old, Sherilyn's son Paoie, also proved that he's one of the mostable wakeboarders among the lot, braving the waters and showing off his tricks,along with much older enthusiasts.


But more than just supporting thetournament, Sherilyn also aims to promote Lago De Oro as the "it" place when itcomes to wakeboarding.

"Napamahal na sa ‘min ‘tong placeand ‘yong owner naging kaibigan na namin ni Chris," revealed Shey while waitingfor her turn to wakeboard along with other celebrity friends.

Even Joey Marquez nodded in approval."If you can wakeboard here in Lago, you can wakeboard anywhere in the world,"he said.

Click HERE to view photos taken during the 4th Perpetual Cup cable wakeboard competition.





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