MABALACAT City is all set to host the 10th Association of Local Colleges and Universities (ALCU) National Games scheduled on April 14 to 21.
Carmelita Sotto, head of the Mabalacat City College (MCC), said that more than 3,000 athletes and about 10,000 delegates will participate in the national athletic meet themed “Going Stronger, Moving Forward Celebrating Excellence.”
Sotto said that student athletes, coaches, commissioners, sports coordinators, school administrators, teachers, and others will represent 26 local colleges and universities all over the country.
She lauded Mayor Crisostomo Garbo for allotting P4-million for the national schools sports event.
The MCC has allocated P1.4 million for the hosting of the ALCU national athletic meet.
The funds will be used for various expenses during the national games including the delegates’ billeting, transportation, food, and others.
She said that ALCU Athletic Association (ALCUAA) committee has coordinated with the provincial government and Clark Development Corporation for the utilization of sports complex and facilities that will be used in some 18 sports events which include basketball, Taekwondo, volleyball, table tennis, chess, Sepak Takraw, Arnis, and others.
“The hosting of this event is very important for us because we are also celebrating our 10th anniversary,” Sotto said.
Dionisio Magbalot, Jr., overall chairman of the ALCUAA committee, said that welcomed the event saying that it will help the city in terms of exposure that is expected to boost tourism and economic development.
“The event will make Mabalacat City shine considering it is being eyed as Central Luzon’s next growth center,” Magbalot said.
Sotto and the ALCU Athletic Association thanked Garbo and the City Government for supporting the project.