City OKs 4 sport events for ‘Dia’ PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 February 2014 13:12

Sports enthusiasts in the city will witness different games free of charge, as the  City Government headed by Mayor Beng Climaco approved  the budget of four sport events which include basketball, table tennis, karatedo and volleyball for men and women as part of “Dia De Zamboanga” presentations on February 26.

District 2 Councilor Roel “Ëlong” Natividad, chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Youth and Sports, as a proponent of the sport events,  immediately met the different sports coordinators  including Norman Manginsay (Table Tennis), Sammy Paringit (Volleyball), Felix Balan, Jr., Jayson Cariaga (Basketball) and Norman West of the City Mayor’s Sports Development Office, for the formulation of guidelines of each event.

Natividad said the basketball tournament dubbed as “Battle of Champions,” will be held at Mayor Vitaliano Agan Coliseum in Tetuan with no entrance fee from February 24 to 25, 2014, at 5 p.m., while the championship game will be held on February 26, which starts at 2 p.m and a total of P28,000 at stake for the cash prize of P12,000  for the champion; 1st runner-up, P8,000; 2nd runner up 5,000  and 3rd runner-up, P3,000 plus trophies to all winners.

The table tennis tournament dubbed as “Table Tennis Battle of Champions,” will be held at Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School (DPLMHS) gym from February 25 to 26, for men’s open single and mixed team events with P8,400 at stake including trophies for the  two champions, two 1st runner-ups and two 2nd runner-ups.

The “Karatedo Battle of Champions” will be held on the day of Dia De Zamboanga at the Don Pablo Lorenzo Memorial High School (DPLMHS) gym for 10 categories with P12,400 cash prizes and trophies.

The “Volleyball Battle of Champions,” has been scheduled for February 25 and 26 at the Sta. Maria Central School Covered Court with P26,000  at stake for cash prizes and trophies.

“This is the first time that different sport events will be included in the pre-Dia De Zamboanga presentation,” Natividad stressed. — MLF