All set for P1.5-M 'Araw' sportsfest

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Friday, February 28, 2014

IT'S all systems go for the P1.55-million Mayor Rody Duterte and Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte 77th Araw ng Dabaw Sports Festival that will open with a volleyball tournament slated March 8 at the Davao City National High School (DCNHS) volleyball court.

Sponsoring Sports Development Division of the City Mayor's Office (SDD-CMO), headed by officer-in-charge William "Butch" Ramirez, will fund the officiating fees, cash prizes, medals and trophies, among other expenses, needed for the 22 sports entered in this year's edition of the annual sportsfest.

It is interesting to note that the city sports office also catered to sports organizations that are not affiliated with national sports associations at the same time giving equal opportunities for rival organizations to also hold their respective events.


The March 8 volleyball event is organized by the Balibolista de Dabaw while Davao Amateur Volleyball Association will hold its tournament on March 22 and 23 also at DCNHS.

The National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) will conduct a chess tournament on March 21 to 23 at NCCC Mall Davao while the Blue Knight Chess Club will have a one-day competition at Davao Wisdom Academy on March 15.

The Davao Judo Association, for its part, will have a tournament set on March 15 while the Holiday Judo Club-initiated judo meet will be on March 16 at SM City Davao.

Two duckpin bowling meets are also included in the sportsfest with the Davao City Bowlers Association (Daciba) that opened on February 26 until March 3 at Dover Mega Lanes while the Sunday Bowlers Club-organized event will roll off March 10 to 22 at Fairlanes Bowling Center.

The rest of the sked: arnis - March 30 at Gaisano Grand Citimall, athletics - March 15-16 DCNHS oval, baseball - March 26 to 29 University of Mindanao (UM) baseball field, billiards - March 19-21 John Carlo Billiard hall, bodybuilding - March 29 Gaisano Grand Citimall, cycling - March 15-16, Barangay Langub/Ecoland West, dama - March 14-16 Osmena Park, duathlon - March 30 Rancho Palos Verdes, karatedo - March 22-23 NCCC Mall Davao, kayaking - March 22 Bago Gulf/Lanang Beach Club, lawn tennis - March 15-16 Davao Crocodile Complex, rugby football - March 22 DCNHS oval, shooting - March 11 Laud Shooting Range, table tennis - March 15-16 Spin Davao, tchoukball - March 22-23 SM Lanang Premier and wakeboarding - March 223 at Deca Wake Park.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 01, 2014.


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