The thirst for recognition of the invaluable contributions of women in sports in the grassroots was finally quenched with the recent launch of Gintong Gawad 2021 by the Philippine Sports Commission Women in Sports.
Gintong Gawad is a milestone awards system in sports as it acknowledges women and girls, who have made ground-breaking, inspiring, notable, and outstanding contributions in sports in the grassroots level
“Through the years, Philippine sports has never stopped giving recognition to high performance sports, and to excelling elite athletes and coaches. We are yet to see an occasion that recognises excellence in the grassroots level among women and girls in sports,” said chairman William Ramirez of the Philippine Sports Commission.
Chairman Ramirez cited Republic Act 10699 which provides benefits and incentives for national athletes and those winning in international sports competitions, and the Philippine Sports Hall of Fame, which immortalizes the Filipino Sports heritage and honors remarkable performances of Filipino athletes, trainers, and coaches.
Oversight Commissioner for Women in Sports Celia Kiram said the search for nominations in eight categories has opened last October 1, 2021, with deadline of entries on November 30, 2021.
Invitations were sent to authorized nominators such as the Provincial Government Units, which cover all towns within their respective jurisdictions, the Highly Urbanized Cities, the Independent Component Cities and the Component Cities.
The categories are of Gintong Gawad are as follows: 1) Babaeng Atleta, Modelo ng Kabataan; 2) Babaeng Atleta, Modelo ng Kabataan (PWD); 3), Babaeng Tagasanay ng Isport; 4) Ina ng Isport; 5) Lider n Isport sa Kunonidad; 6) Kaagapay n Isport sa Kumonidad; 7) Natatangi at Bagon Produkton Pang-Isport; and, 8) Proyektong isport pang-kababaihan.
The Screening, Technical, Evaluation and Validation team of Gintong Gawad continues to receive interests, inquiries, clarifications and notice of participation from various local government units nationwide, said Marilou Cantancio, Consultant of PSC Women in Sports.
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