5 weightlifters named Alsons/Hidilyn scholars Print
Saturday, 30 September 2017 14:23

BY BOB JALDON

Five local weightlifters have been granted college scholarships by the Alsons Power Group under the auspices of the Philippine Weightlifting Association (PWA) and Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz.

The scholars will be presented to the public on Oct. 7 during the Universidad de Zamboanga (UZ) games at the school’s playgrounds along Gov. Alvarez st. (Tetuan) by Councilor Elbert Atilano, vice president of the PWA.

The program was inspired by Diaz’s silver-medal finish in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Alsons supported Diaz’s trip to that South American country.

Atilano said that the names of the scholars, all female, will be announced during a short program where officials of the city government, UZ, and Alsons are expected to attend.

An officer of Alsons will give an overview of the program and the incentives that the athletes will receive. Mr. Atilano will talk on the importance of free education for the scholars who are now undergoing rigid training for future international competitions. (BJ)