WMSU High School '89 ran with a purpose PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 24 July 2014 15:40


The Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) Silver Jubilarians High School Class of 1989, in celebration of the university's 2014 Grand Alumni Homecoming, welcomed its batch mates with a fun run with a purpose, "Run for Fun," last July 6.  The funds raised will be used for projects for their beloved alma mater. The 4-kilometer race kicked off from the WMSU High School ground right after the participants had a brief Zumba warm up exercise. It was led by John Natividad of the Sinag Tala Performing Arts Group.

The fun filled activity was participated by a wide range of runners that included students, professionals and entrepreneurs from different fields.  Bright red colored singlets were given to all runners, making the race quite a sight to behold afar.  Runners' safety was a top priority of the organizers who made sure that members of the Zamboanga City Police Force were present to assist in manning traffic along the way.  A Red Cross ambulance was also on hand to make sure that emergency aid was available when needed.

Awards were given to top finishers of the race.  First place in the men's category went to Jess Edmar Gurrea with a time of 16:30.  He received a cash prize of P3000.  Second Placer was Kyle Denzel P. Selorio with a time of 17:39.  He received a cash prize of P2000.  Third place finisher was Kenon Penales with a time of 19:03 and received a cash prize of P1000. All top finishers also received gift packs from Nature’s Spring Water and Universal Canning Inc.

In the women's category, first place finisher was Quennie Evarientos, who received a special prize from Flavorings by Minette, Solane LPG, D’ Biz Food and Universal Canning Inc..  Several souvenir items were likewise given to lucky participants courtesy of El Numero Uno Mktg., Inc. distributor of Solane LPG.  The race itself, plus the awards and raffle prizes given away made the race truly exciting.

The WMSU High School Batch ’89 would like to thank the following for their support  - Piaggio Ape’ exclusively distributed by Timothy Marketing for providing the very dependable Piaggio Ape’ vehicles used as sweeper vehicles accompanying runners and for co-sponsoring the singlets used by the runners.

Special thanks to Nature’s Spring Water for providing the refreshing water for the runners and staff, Universal Canning Inc., D’ Biz Food with branches located in Canelar and San Jose Rd., Littman Drug Corp. Phils., Grafix Factory for the exclusive Run for Fun winner’s t-shirts, Chinito’s, Flavoring’s by Minette, Pyban Arts, MC & CO Inc., Jollibee Camins, 3Z Graphics Zone, El Numero Uno Mktg. Inc. exclusive distributor of Solane LPG for the giveaways, MC & CO. Inc., Ms. Aileen Rizan, Dr. Norwin Detalla, Rogie & Twiggy.

To the Batch ‘89ers who also generously supported this fundraising activity, Minnie Gay Librado, Lily Jane Chiong, Jessica Estrada, Maritess Panganiban, Steff Suzette Espiritu, Eric Cuevas, Victor Loon, Cary Cabato, and Jason Ijirani.

This fun run event was organized by the WMSU High School Silver Jubilarians, Christian Evangelista, as Over-All Batch Coordinator, Pinky Muldong as the Project Coordinator, Almeed Jailani and Mr. Percy Pamil for being the Project Core Group.

Amos 3:3 "“Do two walk together, unless they have agreed to meet? "

By: Dante Corteza


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