2,720 kids graduate from Summer Sports Program PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 June 2015 08:48

Mayor Beng Climaco on Saturday morning, May 30, presided over the graduation of a total of 2,720 young boys and girls who underwent a free month-long sports training under the so-called “Summer Learn to Play a Sports” program.

Now on its 20th year, the Summer Learn to Play a Sports program is an annual undertaking of the city government that seeks to hone the talents and skills of youths and ultimately develop world class athletes.

Mayor Climaco congratulated the youths for enduring the month long training and encouraged them to join the program anew next year so they can continuously hone their talents.

City Sports Director Dr. Cecille Atilano said almost 3,000 participants successfully completed the course for the summer sports training program which included 26 sports events.

Mayor Climaco thanked the trainers, the coaches, the parents and of course the participants for helping make the program a huge success despite the absence of a sports complex which is now being used as an evacuation center for families displaced by the 2013 siege.

She likewise congratulated the City Sports Division for the hard work in organizing the yearly event.

The sports program included the following events” aikido/ arnis; athletics, badminton, basketball, baseball, body building, boxing, chess, dancesport, fencing, football, gymnastics, judo, karate-do; lawn tennis; muay thai; pencak silat; sepak takraw; softball; swimming; table tennis; taekwondo; volleyball; weightlifting; wrestling and wushu.

The graduation ceremony, held at the City Coliseum in Tetuan was highlighted by presentations and field demonstrations by the participants in various sports events.

Also present during the program was Councilor Roel Natividad, Bong Atilano, coaches and trainors of the different sports events and the parents of participants. — Sheila Covarrubias