Summer learn to play wraps up today

The city’s sports program wraps up today, August 2, with a closing program set at 9 AM at the Mayor Vitaliano Agan Coliseum.

The closing program will be attended by local government officials, together with the coaches and participating athletes.

A total of 1,780 young athletes participated and successfully completed the month-long instruction and training program across 17 sport disciplines offered for free by the local government through the city sports office.

The 25th Summer Learn to Play a Sports program returned this year, following a 2-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and was limited to children ages 8-15 with full COVID-19 vaccinations.

Likewise, only individual and dual sports were offered this year: Archery, Arnis, Athletics, Badminton, Boxing, Chess, Dancesports, Gymnastics, Karatedo, Pencak Silat, Sepaktakraw, Swimming, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Weightlifting, and Wushu.

Drawing the largest number of participants were Arnis, Taekwando, and Weightlifting.

The Learn to Play a Sports Program is a month-long activity facilitated by the city government for youth development through sports. A number of athletes mentored under the Learn to Play have gone on to win medals and accolades in national and international sports competitions. (Jasmine Mohammadsali)