City to send only Minda gold medalists in BPinoy-A A +A
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
THE City Government of Davao will send a lean but mean delegation to the 2013 Batang Pinoy National Championships slated from November 19 to 23 in Bacolod City.
Sports Development Division officer-in-charge William “Butch” Ramirez said because of budgetary constraints, the city will send only the gold medal winners in Mindanao qualifying leg of the Batang Pinoy last August in Tagum City except for wrestling and cheerdance events.
“Much as we wanted to send a bigger delegation, we cannot do so for lack of funds,” Ramirez said. “But, rest assured we will be sending a strong delegation, one that is capable of giving pride and glory to the city of Davao.”
The city allocated P1.5 million for the participation of the Davao delegation in the City of Smiles numbering around 95.
The Davao City athletes will be competing in medal rich swimming events, athletics, softball, taekwondo, judo, chess, karatedo, badminton, lawn tennis, soft tennis, arnis and weightlifting.
Spearheading the city’s campaign will be multi-gold medal winner in swimming Samantha Jane Cambronero and medal distance runner Jomar Angga.
Batang Pinoy is an annual sports competition organized by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) for athletes 15 years old and below. (SDD-CMO)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 23, 2013.