Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Azkals grace Davao 1st Summer Fest

Azkals Ian Araneta, Yanti Barsales, Roel Gener, Chieffy Caligdong and Paolo Pascual helped local 2010 K1 kickboxing world champ Steve Grandeza in lighting the torch for the opening of the Davao 1st Summer festival last April 29.

City government of Davao in cooperation with the Private sector- Small Hotels Association of Davao, Davao Association of Tour Operators and Davao Tourism Association, Davao Travel Agency Association, GUIDE- Davao, Davao Cooperative Center for Visitors and Convention, and Davao Airline Operators Association, led the organizing of the first summer festival. The month-long festival highlights different sports like Frisbee tournament, motocross, adventure race, marathon, golf, horse show, and football. Sports tourism is one avenue, Davao City is developing for promoting the city and Mindanao.

Let us make develop Davao City’s sports and show that having healthy lifestyle is one way to promote our place.” Inday Sarah Duterte said in her welcome remarks.

Azkals, Steve Grandeza and Summerfest organizers with Davao City Mayor Sarah Z. Duterte

Sports tourism is viewed as another come-on for enthusiasts and locals. Beating the summer heat with healthy body and encouraging future athletes. For the schedule of activities click this.Local government units (LGUs) support are very crucial for sports development. The Cinderella-like story of our national football team shows we can truly excel in an area we are good at despite the odds. Local athletes, sports enthusiasts and young football players of Ateneo in their jerseys gathered in the fields of People’s Park to witness the event and to have their pictures and autographs by our own Azkals.

With the under-23 PFF Suzuki Cup qualifiers held last April 28-30, the national team hopes to find the future Azkals all over the country. Here's the complete list of the U-23 Quarterfinals



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