The Virlanie children were all inspired to be coached by the National Basketball Association (NBA) professional basketball player Matt Bonner from the San Antonio Spurs through the National Basketball Association (NBA) Cares activity at the Ronac Art Center last 6 September 2013.
NBA Cares organizes events in the world for disadvantaged children to encourage them to do physical activities and have a healthy lifestyle.
Basketball is among the most popular sport in the Philippines and many Virlanie children play basketball during weekends whenever they are free.
In April 2013, the Virlanie children, with the help of 3M Philippines, met and chat with Muggsy Bogues, an NBA legend, during an NBA Cares activity in SM Mall of Asia. The children were also treated front row seats to watch the Jr. NBA All Star Alumni game and given loot bags from the sponsors.