THE city’s annual summer sports program is set to officially start next month, continuing a tradition of youth development and mentorship for the 24th year in Zamboanga City.
The Basic Sports Summer Camp 2019 – Summer Learn to Play will kick off with an opening program at 4 p.m. on April 6, at the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex.
Over a thousand school children and out-of-school youths are expected to join this year sports camp with 26 sport disciplines offered by the program.
Dr. Cecile Atilano, city sports development officer, said the schedules and venues will be announced during the opening program.
Meanwhile, Atilano’s office has released a tentative calendar of activities for the events of the month-long activity, which will be held in different villages and school facilities.
Now on its 24th year, the summer sports camp will train children from seven to 15 years old in their chosen sport in the course of one month, from April 6 to May 11.
The sport disciplines offered this year are archery, arnis, athletics, badminton, basketball, baseball/softball, body building, boxing, chess, dancesport, football/futsal, gymnastics, judo, karatedo, muay thai, pencak silat, sepak takraw, swimming, table tennis, taekwando, tennis, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling, wushu, and e-one 7. (SunStar Philippines)