Summer Sports Program kicks off today PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 April 2015 14:27

Budding Zamboangueño athletes will begin their month-long training on different sport disciplines as the 20th Basic Sports Summer Class Camp 2015 kicks off today.

Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde will lead the opening program at City Coliseum at 9 AM today to officially mark the start of the annual youth development program which will provide basic sports training to school-aged children on 25 sport disciplines.

This year’s line-up of sport events will be held in different venues and will include: Archery (San Roque Brgy. Hall, Sinunuc Elementary School, Talisayan National High School), Arnis (Plaza Pershing, VocTech Ayala), Athletics (Mercedes ES, Sta. Maria ES, Arena Blanco ES, Baliwasan Central School, Ayala Central School, Talisayan High School, Putik ES), Badminton (Mayor Vitaliano D. Agan Coliseum), Baseball/Softball (Sta. Maria ES, Baliwasan Central School, Mampang ES, Lunzuran ES, Manicahan ES), Basketball (Manicahan ES, Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial HS, Ayala Gym), Body Building (Kitsar Gym, Tetuan), Boxing (Lunzuran ES, Talon-Talon Brgy. Hall, Tugbungan Plaser), Chess (Sto. Niño Residence of Engr. Florendo), Dancesports (Montessori de Zamboanga), and Football (Talisayan, Sta. Maria Football Field, Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial HS, Taluksangay, Mercedes).

The following sport events will also be part of the Sport Program’s line-up: Gymnastics (UZ-IHK Veterans Campus, Mayor Vitaliano D. Agan Coliseum), Judo (WMSU Gym), Karate-do (Putik Karatedo Gym, Canelar ES, City High School Main), Lawn Tennis (City Court, Cabato Lawn Tennis Club), Muay Thai (Sta. Maria Covered Court, Sta. Maria Gym, Pasonanca Butterfly Garden, Cabatangan), Pencak Silat (San Roque Brgy. Hall, Motor Pool City Engineer – San Roque), Sepak Takraw (Tumaga ES), Swimming (Grandstand), Table Tennis (Mayor Vitaliano Agan D. Coliesum), Takewando (UZ-IHK Veterans Campus, Tugbungan ES, Sta. Maria ES, Ateneo de Zamboanga University), Volleyball (City High School Main, Brgy. Calarian Covered Court, Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial HS), Weightligting (UZ-IHK Weightligting Gym, Mampang Weightlifting Gym, Pasobolong Weightlifting Gym, Talon-Talon Weightligting Gym, Culianan Weightlifting Gym), Wrestling (Guiwan Wrestling Gym), and Wushu (Sta. Maria Tumaga Bridge, Tetuan Brgy. Hall, Mercedes ES).

Recognized as a successful program for sports and youth development, the Basic Sports Summer Class Camp is spearheaded by the Sports Development Division of the City Government of Zamboanga.

In its 20-year run, the program has produced top-notched Zamboangueño athletes who have gone to compete in national and international competitions.

The Sport Program, which will run from May 1 – 31, is part of the activities of the 2015 Summer Festival which remains in full swing with its upcoming activities for May: the Kite Flying Competition on May 9, Danza Verano on May 15, the Juego de Antes on May 16, the Festival de las Bellas y Flores on May 22, and the Peace and Freedom Run-Zamboanga on May 24, among others. — Jasmine Mohammadsali