Makati Mayor Abby Binay on Friday invited students and out-of-school youth to join competitive activities lined up by the Youth and Sports Development Department (YSDD) for the next two months.
This October, YSDD will hold the Makati Hip Hop Street Dance Competition, the Inter-Elementary and Secondary Sports Tournament, and the “Guhit Kalikasan” on-the-spot painting contest.
“I urge Makati’s youth to form their own teams and register in any of the competitions slated this October and November. Take advantage of the opportunity to further develop your talents and enhance your interpersonal skills,” Binay said.
The mayor underscored that the activities are intended to produce not only highly competitive individuals, but also excellent team players who can work well with others to achieve a common goal.
The Makati Hip Hop Street Dance Competition, an inter-barangay dance competition, is open to all residents 15 to 28 years old. Each participating group must have from eight to 15 members.
The elimination rounds are scheduled per district as follows: District I, October 5 at the Barangay Valenzuela covered court, and District 2, October 7 at the Barangay West Rembo covered court. Registration will start at 3 p.m., and the competition will start at 6 p.m.
The finalists in the elimination round for each district will receive P10,000 (first place), P8,000 (second place), P6,000 (third place), P4,000 (fourth place), and P2,000 (fifth place).
The street dance competition grand finals is set on October 19 at the Makati Coliseum in Barangay La Paz. Aside from trophies, the winning groups will receive cash prizes as follows: P20,000 for third place, P30,000 for second place, and P40,000 for the grand winner.
On October 8, the Inter-Elementary and High School Sports Tournament, organized in cooperation with Department of Education-Makati, will be held at 6 a.m. at the Makati Coliseum. To qualify as a player, an applicant must be a Filipino citizen and a bona fide student enrolled in the elementary or high school in Makati he or she is representing.
Participants in high school basketball and volleyball must be 13 to 16 years old. Elementary level volleyball and table tennis are open to players ages 12 years and below.
Meanwhile, the “Guhit Kalikasan sa Makati 2016” on-the-spot painting competition for high school students will be held on October 27 at the Makati Coliseum. Its theme is “One Hand. One Nature. One Future.” It is open to students in both public and private high schools in Makati with a maximum of two participants per school.
Now on its fifth year, “Guhit Kalikasan” aims to promote awareness and protection of the environment among the younger generation.
This November, YSDD will host the Makati Brain Olympics, which is open to both public and private high schools in the city. The orientation of contestants will be on November 11, while the contest proper will be held on November 18 at the 22nd floor of the Session Hall at the Makati City Hall main building.
The 21-year Makati Brain Olympics is an annual inter-secondary team quiz bee staged in collaboration with the Office of the City Mayor.