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Zambo all set for 6th Philspada Para Games


The Zamboanga City chapter of the Philippine Sports Association of the Differently Abled (PHILSPADA) led by Teddy Kahil, is all set for the 6th Philspada Para Games 2018 set in Mariki City from May 12-19.

Zamboanga City is the reigning third place national winner in the Para Games for two years now- the first of which was held in Laguna and the second in Marikina.  Metro Manila and Davao City are consistent first and second place, respectively. This is the third time for the Philspada-ZC to join the games.

Philspada-ZC chapter president Kahil has identified 17 potential PWD players, 6 of whom are to participate in the Goal ball, 3 for chess, 1 for blind chess, 3 for swimming and 5 for track and field games.

Goal ball is a team sports designed specifically for athletes with vision impairment. The participants compete in teams of 3 in which the player throws a ball with bells embedded on it, into the opponents.

Kahil said Zamboanga’s participation in the Philspada Para Games is made possible with the support and assistance of a number of agencies to include the City Sports Division, City Social Welfare and Development Office- Person with Disabilities Affairs Unit (PDAU), Vista Therapy Massage, District II Representative Mannix Dalipe who provided the delegates’ uniforms and City Councilors Bong Atilano, Jerry Perez, Teodyver Arquiza, Boday Cabato, Lilibeth Nuno and Jimmy Villaflores.

“Philspada ZC Chapter is ready and all set to join the Para Games 2018!” Kahil declared as he expressed confidence that the delegates will exhaust all means to bring home medals. (Henry Salac)

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