FOLLOWING the overwhelming response from coaches and sports leaders across the province of Negros Occidental and some parts of the country, the Abanse Negrense Free Sports Mentoring Program continues with the launching of four more sports events next month -- making it to a total of 10 sports.

Negros Occidental Sports Coordinator Anthony Carlo Agustin, during the meeting with the coaches, disclosed that among the new sports events to be presented in the webinar are athletics, table tennis, softball, and volleyball.

The initial six sports of arnis, badminton, basketball, boxing, chess, and football will also have their second session.

It was recalled that the recent Abanse Negrense sports webinar has been able to register 452 coaches, student-athletes, sports leaders, and sports enthusiasts.

Among the notable personalities who joined the webinar and shared some thoughts in their respective events were former Azkals captain Chieffy Caligdong, National Master Xavier John Verdun, Asian Badminton Confederation Development Officer Ian Gil Piencenaves, 4-time division world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes, Philippine Junior and Youth team coach Gerson Nietes, 2020 Tokyo Olympics boxer Eumir Felix Marcial, SBP-Negros Occidental head referee Benny Lachica, 2010 PBA top pick Nonoy Baclao, and professional basketball players Pao Javelona and Jeffrey Manday.

For Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, the event was a way to show that the Province is trying to find ways to deliver its sports program and services to the people on any platform available.

Agustin, meanwhile, encouraged everyone to continue their passion for sports and become the beacon of hope to the younger generations.

"Things will get better soon. Let's move forward together as one sports community," he said.