The sports clinic provides free tutorial on arnis, basketball, swimming, mixed martial arts, baseball/softball, football/soccer, karatedo, tennis, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, badminton at wrestling. Classes are held in the months of April and May at the Marikina Sports Center.
In a statement, Mayor Del De Guzman urged Marikina’s youngsters to take advantage of the opportunity to take up and be proficient in at least one sport.
To sign up, interested individuals must submit the following: photocopy of his/her parent’s voter’s identification card or Barangay Certificate; photocopy of his/her school identification card; and 1×1 photo.
“Sports teach not just techniques and strategies but also important values such as friendship, discipline, sportsmanship and perseverance. These are life skills which will guide your choices and actions as you get older,” he explained.
For Brgy. Concepcion Uno resident Jaime Olivarez, joining in the said sports program is an effective way to make his children become productive. His three children have been participating in the Summer Sports Camp in the past four years.
“Every year, when the school year is about to end, we would always ask our kids as to which among sports discipline offered (in the summer program) they would like to enroll in. This is a great program for us because the venue of the training is near and the training is offered free of charge,” Olivarez said.
Interested parties may sign up at the Marikina Sports Center from Mondays to Fridays. Trainings are offered on a “first come, first served” basis. For questions, call telephone numbers (02)646-1635.