Hundreds of sports enthusiasts and underprivileged kids in the Davao region will be joining the Multi-Sport Celebration on January 20-22, 2017 at the Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex (DDNSTC) in Tagum City.
Former senator and sports enthusiast Pia S. Cayetano will spearhead the multi-sectoral sports fundraising event organized by the Gabriel Symphony Foundation (GSF), which was set up in memory of her late son.
The current Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives said the charity sports activity, which include triathlon, football, swim and track events, aim to make a difference in the lives especially of differently-abled and indigenous children.
“This event is for the benefit of the disadvantaged kids,” Cayetano said, as she invited sports enthusiast and kind-hearted individuals to support the programs and advocacies of the GSF.
For 13 years now, the foundation has been carrying out advocacies and projects that particularly benefit deprived children around the country.
Governor Anthony del Rosario provided logistical and manpower assistance to the GSF aside from the free and exclusive use of the sports complex, among other incidental expenses.
“We are glad to provide Deputy Speaker Cayetano the needed assistance as we share the same passion and commitment for sports,” said del Rosario, who was former chair of the Committee on Youth and Sports Development at the House of Representatives.
An advocacy bike ride from Davao City to Tagum City, dubbed as ‘Bike for Hope’, will be among the culminating activities of the sport fundraising event on January 22.
The triathlete lady lawmaker will lead hundreds of cycling buffs from Mindanao and different regions across the country in the bike for a cause, which seeks to promote road safety, environmental awareness and a healthy lifestyle.
Following a 50- kilometer route, the fun bike ride will start at 7 am from the SM Lanang parking lot in Davao City and will pass through Panabo City and Carmen town before entering Tagum City and wrapping up at the DDNSTC.
Expert cyclists have the option to complete a 100-kilometer route by biking back to the starting point in Davao City.