DavNor starts developing champions
Subscribe Now April 20, 2013 at 02:22pm
Aside from physical benefits, the children, aged six to 16, also get to boost their social skills and self-confidence.
Governor Rodolfo del Rosario, together with Vice Gov. Victorio Suaybaguio, led the opening ceremony of the 11–day clinic that offered arnis, running, football, chess, pingpong, taekwondo, karatedo, swimming, sepak takraw, volleyball and baseball.
Provincial Sports Coordinator Giovanni Gulanes said the clinic aims to discover and develop real sports talents who will comprise a more solid and formidable team that can best represent Davao del Norte in future celebrated sporting events, such as the Palarong Pambansa.
He said the clinic highlighted the public-private partnership thrust of the governor, as the respective Provincial Sports Associations (PSA) invoked their corporate social responsibility in supporting the event.
The kids only shelled out a measly P100 for their registration fee in nearly all the events, since the PSAs shouldered the honorarium for their trainers.
“This truly is a welcome gift to our children,” Gulanes said, revealing that the gesture is in celebration of the decade-old partnership of the PSAs with the provincial government.
Del Rosario hailed the support of the PSAs, which he said is vital in achieving Davao del Norte’s promising bid to become a sports capital.
The governor further expressed his intention to complete all the remaining sporting facilities sooner, so the province would be able to host in a single venue all the events of the Palarong Pambansa in 2015.
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