4k youth join summer sports program

Approximately 4,500 aspiring athletes have joined this year’s summer sports program, the city sports division reported Monday.

City Sports Officer Dr. Cecilia Atilano said the 4,500 participants have registered to undergo training in their preferred sport event from April 6 to May 11. The 26 sport events will be held in different barangays and sport facilities, and will be helmed by 270 trainers.

Atilano further added that with the exception of swimming, basketball, and taekwando, registration for the summer sports program is still ongoing and open to students who still want to participate.

Now on its 24th year, the summer sports camp will train children from 7-15 years old in their chosen sport in the course of the program. The program officially kicked off Saturday, April 6, with an opening program at the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex (Grandstand).

This year’s summer program has a budget of P 1M, and will cover 26 sport disciplines – archery, arnis, athletics, badminton, basketball, baseball/softball, body building, boxing, chess, dancesport, football/futsal, gymnastics, judo, karatedo, muay thai, pencak silat, sepak takraw, swimming, table tennis, taekwando, tennis, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling, wushu, and e-one 7.

Interested participants may visit the city sports office at the Grandstand or call 992-1259 for inquiries or to register. (Jasmine Mohammadsali)