“ONLY you can bring our city to the top post. Let’s go for more gold and bring home the championship!”
Mayor Belen T. Fernandez exhorted the 473 Balon Dagupan athletes seeing action in the 2018 Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) meet in Alaminos City on February 11-16.
The city is sending its 576 strong delegates to the R1AA meet to include the coaches.
Fernandez promised to join the delegation led by Schools Division Superintendent Lorna G. Bugayong on opening day.
The city’s athletes and their coaches received their training and competition allowance of P4,000 each and their new uniforms from the city government.
The distribution was facilitated by the Dagupan City Sports Commission led by Commissioner Finnela T. Sim and the Dagupan City Athletic Association led by its president Renato Benitez, principal of Lucao Elementary School.
This year, the city is joining two new sports events– the dance sports and “pencak silat” competitions in addition to arnis, athletics, badminton, baseball, basketball, chess, football, sepak takraw, gymnastics (RG), gymnastics (WAG), gymnastics (MAG), aero gymnastics, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball archery, 3 on 3 basketball, baseball, softball, billiards, chess, football, futsal, lawn tennis, gymnastics (MAG) and wushu.
Students from SPED will also join the games in special sports in athletics, swimming and bocce. (CIO)
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