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Summer sport program set for May

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Some 26 sport disciplines will be offered in the month-long summer sports program to be spearheaded by the local government this May.

The Basic Sports Summer Camp 2017, most commonly known as the Learn to Play a Sport Program, is a training and sports clinic which aims to teach children ages 8 to 15 the rudiments of their chosen sport discipline for free.

Now on its 22nd year, the summer Learn to Play is part of the local government’s sports development program. Aside from providing a fun and recreational learning experience during their summer break, the month-long program also serves as a training ground to scout and hone future athletes of the City.

This year’s summer Learn to Play will include: archery, arnis, athletics, badminton, basketball, baseball/softball, body building, bowling, boxing, chess, dancesport, football/futsal, gymnastics, judo, karatedo, muay thai, pencak silat, sepak takraw, swimming, table tennis, taekwando, tennis, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling, and wushu.

The sports camp will be held from May 1 to 31.

Application forms for the program are available at the City Sports Office at the City Coliseum, and at the Public Information Office at City Hall.

Deadline for application is April 30.

According to City Sports Officer Dr. Cecil Atilano, the local government has set aside some P 5M for its sports development program.

The core components of this development program include the Learn to Play initiative, the inter-office sports program for local government employees, and the cash incentives provided to winners of regional, national, and international competitions.

Another P 6M is budgeted to support the participation of athletes in the identified 26 sport events. (Jasmine Mohammadsali)




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