THE kids at Boys Town Orphanage had an extraordinary day on Saturday,
September 13, with members of the Cagayan de Oro Rugby Football Club (CDORFC) as the latter held a party at Primavera Residences to celebrate its anniversary this month.
Boys Town Orphanage, a main orphanage institute center for the less fortunate and helpless children located at Barangay Lumbia, has been a recipient community of the CDORFC outreach program that started last year called "Help Change the Life of a Child."
In line with their advocacy, the team provides sports therapy and feeding programs to the children at Boys Town.
“We plan to hold series of activities for our anniversary month. We will do bloodletting and touch base with our other advocacies. For now, we are holding a party for the boys and we will be giving them gifts later,” says Noel Villa, founder and coach of CDORFC.
With party games, mascot, dancing and party food, the boys were overwhelmed by the experience since attending parties is rare.
“We are glad to be part of this celebration, to receive these gifts, hygiene kits and art supplies because as you know, we cannot give the children much. We are very grateful to have you as our partners,” said Rey Pepito of the Child Protection Brigade Volunteers.
Partnering with Primavera Residences in their many projects, the company believes that CDORFC promotes sustainability and environmental activities. Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco – Development
Corporation (ITPI Corp.), the company of Primavera Residences, consistently endorse energy saving and eco-friendly activities.
“The story of the team is very inspiring,” said Jane Duterte of Primavera Residences in a statement.
“From one man who wanted to introduce rugby sport here, the team has grown with many members and is now attracting men and women not only to the sport but also in the many advocacies the team promotes,” she added.
The CDORFC is the first rugby football club in the city. It started in September 2013, and rugby football has become one of the fastest growing sport not only in the city but in the Philippines as well.