AFTER meeting with officials and some of the city’s sports patrons, the Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) led by new Chairman Edward Hayco came up with a plan that will take the sports governing body to a new direction.

“It was a very productive planning session. Everyone had a chance to give their inputs and we decided to take the CCSC to a certain direction,” said Hayco.

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Hayco said they have come up with a seven-point goal. They also created committees that will be overseen by the rest of the members of the commission.

One of the priorities of the team is to make Region 7, which is dominated by Cebu athletes, win the Palarong Pambansa by 2013. Heading the committee will be Southwestern University athletic director Ryan Aznar.

Cebu has never won the overall title, not even when it hosted the Palaro 1994.

Aside from this, they also want to provide the grassroots a meaningful and value-laden sports program. This will be headed by SK Chairman Rengelle Pelayo.

This move is commended by Department of Education’s Danilo Villadolid and Nenita Pardenilla.

Although the move still needs the approval of their superiors, Pardenilla said it is a good thing to involve the schools.

“This is a very commendable move. As long as the sports programs do not hinder the classes then we are up for it. We will definitely support this program,” said Pardenilla of DepEd7 Cebu City division.

CCSC will need to formalize an agreement with the DepEd before they could start the project.

The other committes are are for sports that will bring the gold under Tony del Prado; business development under Lorenzo Chao Sy; coach development program and database under Nimrod Quiñones; interactive sports museum under John Pages; and emerging sports under Brian Lim.

Since the team has put a lot of emphasis on grassroots development, they also tapped the Department of Education for it.

The planning was also attended by Councilors Raul Alcoseba and Jose Daluz, athletic directors from different universities of the city and several sports leaders and patrons.

Hayco also added they want to nurture Cebu as a top-rater in the world for scrabble.

And they will facilitate Boogie Lim’s donation of chess equipment to public schools.