The Thirsty Football Cup is considered as the most participated football festival in the archipelago. The tournament reached this milestone in 2012 when it attracted a total of 380 teams from all over the country. The Thirsty Football Cup was conceptualized by Charlie Pages together with Chad Songalia and Neil Montesclaros. It had it inaugural tournament in 2004 at the former football field/driving range in front of Ayala Center Cebu.
The Thirsty Football Cup has a number of categories where players can play based on their age. The youngest players play in the Mix-Under 7 category while the most mature players play in the 38-Above category. The Mix-Under 7 category follows a 5-a-side format while the other age groups follow a 7-a-side format. Games normally start on Friday afternoon with the last games played on Sunday evening.
Aside from winning for the glory of one’s team, players were also given the opportunity to give back to society in the 14th edition of the tournament. The organizers asked teams to adopt a charitable institution and the organizers made a donation to the chosen charitable institution of the winning team for each category. The move was in preparation for the 15th edition of the tournament in 2018.