City starts ‘16th Summer learn to play’ May 1 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 April 2011 15:01

The 16th Basic Summer Camp dubbed as Learn to Play a Sports program will kick off Sunday, May 1st ensuring the youths a wholesome and worthwhile experience during the hot month.

City Sports Director Bernardito Patiño said the program is open to all youths aged 5 to 15 (boys and girls) and will be a month long training on 26 sports disciplines for free.

The sports events include aikido/ arnis (8 years above); athletics (6 years-not more than 12); basketball (5 years above); baseball, body building (12 years and above; boxing (8 years above); chess (5 years and above); dance sport; fencing; football; gymnastics (5 years above); judo; karate-do (5 years above); lawn tennis; muay thai; pencak silat (7 years above); sepak takraw; softball; swimming (8 years above); table tennis (6 years above); taekwondo (4 years above); volleyball; weightlifting; wrestling (5 years above) and wushu (5 years above).

Now on its 16th year, the summer learn to play a sports program is part of the city government’s sports development program and is one of the highlights of the 2011 Summer Festival. It has become a crucial component or part of the city’s progress.

Mayor Celso Lobregat said a number of the city’s athletes who have won medals in local and international sports competitions started from the Summer learn to play program.
The activity is being implemented by the city through the Maintenance of Sports Complex, Athletic Fields and playgrounds division under Patiño.

Interested applicants may get registration forms at the City Sports Division located at the Baliwasan Grandstand or from any of the Sports Athletic Associations in the city. Registration is ongoing until the end of the month.

Last year, over 3, 000 young students and out of school youths participated in the program.  — Sheila Covarrubias