Yesterday, April 18, the summer season comes in full circle with the opening of the Mayor’s Cup, an annual sportsfest held to scout star athletes and harness their potentials to represent Gumaca in future competitions. Among the events included are: basketball, volleyball, lawn tennis, table tennis, taekwondo, chess, badminton, football among others.
Vice Mayor Dr. Elchor Caralian, himself a self-confessed basketball enthusiast like our Mayor Erwin Caralian, led the opening ceremony and in his message reiterated discipline to be very important in becoming a true sportsman. The Vice Mayor also committed LGUs support to sports development by allotting funds to its various programs including conduct of trainings in different fields. He also mentioned the two Wushu players from GNHS Mark Irvin Chong and Roi Fuenzalida now about to compete in Palarong Pambansa to serve as inspiration to our youth to strive harder. At the same, VM Doc Elchor reminded students that excelling in sports should never be an excuse not to do well in their academics because scholarships can only be attained with balance.
Vice Mayor Elchor also expressed his appreciation to Municipal Sports Council members SFO4 Ruel Caparros and Jayvee Villapando for extending their assistance to our Sports Coordinators Arne Armando & Mark Principe to make this league a success.
Games happens everyday with the Municipal Gymnasium as the main venue