2014 Kadayawan sportsfest opens Aug. 1-A A +A
Friday, July 25, 2014
THE green light is on for the staging of the P1.5 million 2014 Kadayawan Sports Festival that will formally open on August 1 at 4 p.m. at the Almendras Gym Davao City Recreation Center.
This was confirmed to Sun.Star Davao by Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO) spokesperson Charles Raymond A. Maxey in text messages yesterday.
Maxey said the annual sportsfest will push through amid the delay of the release of officiating fees for the Araw ng Dabaw sportsfest last March and Summer Sports for Peace festival in May.
A total of 24 events are entered this year with the Davao City Bowlers Association (Daciba)-organized bowling event and collegiate basketball kicking off on August 2. The Daciba bowling games will also be played on August 4 and 6 at the Mega Dover Lanes while the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP)-sanctioned collegiate cagefest will run until August 28 and may be played during weekends.
The rest of the schedule: arnis - August 29, Gaisano Grand Citimall; aero marathon - August 22, SM City Davao; commercial basketball - August 18-22, Almendras Gym; bodybuilding - August 30, Gaisano Grand Citimall; SBC bowling - Aug 12,14,19, 21, 23 Fairlanes Bowling Center; BKCC chess - August 23, Davao Wisdom Academy; cycling - August 16, Brgy. Maa bike park; judo - August 30, HCDC Gym; karatedo - August 30, 31 - NCCC Mall Matina; kayaking - August 23, Mulan Beach Toril; motocross - August 24, Crocodile Park complex; rugby football - August 9, 16, DCNHS oval; swimming - August 23, Addu swimming pool; volleyball - August 29-31 Almendras Gym.
Athletics, billiards, NCFP chess, dama, football, futsal, softball, tennis, table tennis and tchoukball will have yet to finalize their schedule and venues.
The P1.5 million budget for the sportsfest will cover officiating fees, gym rentals, cash prizes and other operational expenses.
Meanwhile, Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) regional director D' Artagnan "Daks" Yambao said they will continue to support the programs of the city.
"We haven't been complaining even if our officiating fees were delayed.
Serbisyo lang itong binibigay namin," Yambao said in a conversation with this writer Tuesday night at the sidelines of the 20th So Kim Cheng Sports Foundation Awards Night at the Grand Regal Hotel.
The SDD-CMO recently got the ire of a few sports leaders since their officiating fees were not yet released.
SDD-CMO supervising administrative officer Luz Imsave P. Obial earlier said Local Finance Committee's request for a fixed standard rate for all technical officials caused the delay.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on July 26, 2014.