Learn-to-play-a-sport program draws 2,337 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 June 2014 11:07

A total of 2,337 youths were present during the closing program of the 19th Basic Summer Camp 2014 dubbed as “Learn-to-Play-a-Sport” program held at the Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School (DPLMHS) last Saturday.

The participants to the summer program received a certificate of participation in the 26 different sport discipline which include arnis, athletics, badminton, basketball, baseball, body building, boxing, chess, dancesport, football, gymnastics, judo, karate-do, muay thai, pencak silat, sepak takraw, softball, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling and wushu.

Councilor Roel “Elong” Natividad, chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Youth and Sports,  who represented Mayor Beng Climaco-Salazar,  inspired the participants  and thanked the parents, technical officials and barangay officials for their support to the program.

“Next year much has to be improved in different sports as a long-term sports development program to hone the skills and abilities of our athletes,” Natividad said before a crowd of young sport lovers.

Natividad also acknowledged Nestor Colonia and Hidilyn Diaz who qualified for the September, 2014 Asean Games which will be held in South Korea.

Colonia from Barangay Mercedes and Diaz from Barangay Mampang received medals equivalent to Asean Games during the recently concluded Philippine National Games ’14 held in Marikina, Manila.

The 19th Basic Summer Camp 2014 is part of the City Government’s priority program on sports develoment activities every year for the youth. — Monch L. Follosco