PSC, CCSC ink MOA for building Fort San Pedro sand court; PSC to shell out P200,000-A A +A
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
THE long wait is over as the Philippine Sports Commission Chairman (PSC) finally inked the memorandum of agreement with the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) that would finally put the plan of putting up a sand court at Fort San Pedro in motion.
PSC chairman Ritchie Garcia was so impressed with the Cebu City Sports Development Program that PSC offered to fund the building of the sand court at the Fort San Pedro.
This will address Cebu’s problem of having a decent public sand court that is accessible in the city.
This can also be used in developing future beach volley players and as a training ground for Cebu’s top beach volley players.
The MOA, which was pre-signed by Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama, was signed by Garcia yesterday along with other PSC officials.
As part of PSC’s role, it will be shelling out P200,000 for the construction of the court. In return, the court will stay in Cebu for at least five years, for the CCSC to continue its grassroots program for beach volleyball.
The sand court will be used as a venue for beach volley grassroots programs and tournaments.
“I feel so great. Everyone is so excited about this, especially Chairman Garcia. He is very happy to support the players from Cebu,” PSC beach volley consultant Eric Lecain told Sun.Star Cebu in a phone interview.
Southwestern University has also built its own sand court. Other teams can use the court but it was built mainly to cater to SWU teams.
The Fort court will be for public use.
“Okay kaayo ni siya sa development especially if it’s open to the public kay daghan players na out of school na makadula. This is a good venue to discover these players.
This will also greatly help our beach volleyball programs,” said University of San Jose-Recoletos volleyball head coach Grace Antigua.
She added that if it will be managed properly then they don’t need to go to Moalboal to train with her beach volley teams.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 11, 2012.