Monday, April 18, 2011

Three sporting events for Kadaugan sa Mactan

Three sporting events for Kadaugan sa Mactan 
By Mars Alison and Dale Rosal 
Cebu Daily News
April 17, 2011

THE LAPU-LAPU CITY government is bent on a bigger and grander celebration of the “Kadaugan sa Mactan” with three sporting events set to be held on April 29 and 30.

These are the FUNRUN4JAPAN (separate today’s from the 3rd Great Lapu-Lapu Run), Kadaugan sa Mactan Chess tournament and the 4th Olango Challenge.

In line with it thrust of promoting Lapu-Lapu City as a hub of sports tourism, Councilor Harry Don Radaza, who heads the tourism and youth committees, is spearheading and partnering with organizers for the holding of the three sporting events.

For the FUNRUN4JAPAN happening at 9 p.m. on April 29, Radaza has sought the help of John Pages and Dr. Yong Larrazabal. This night run is actually a last minute addition to the festivity thought up by Radaza.

It is a run for a cause and is geared towards raising funds to be donated to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The chess tournament to be held on April 29 and 30, on the other hand, is being organized by the Mactan Island Chess Association and is open to its members and guests.

It will be a team competition and will follow a round robin format.Registration fee is pegged at P100 per team.

The third sporting event, the 4th Olango Challenge, will be held on April 30 at the Tambuli East beach resort.

This open-water swimming competition, which is already on its fourth year, is a fund-raising activity spearheaded by the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) in partnership with the Philippine Aquatic Sports Association (PASA) for the benefit of the people of Olango Island.

Radaza earlier said that this open-water swimming competition will help them prepare for a big event the city is hosting in December, which will be an international triathlon competition.