24 Confirm Schools in 2017 UNIGAMES
DUMAGUETE CITY - Twenty four colleges and universities have already confirmed their participation in the 2017 University Games (UniGames) slated on October 22 to 28 in Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental.
Roger A. Banzuela, UniGames President said there are ten sports disciplines to be contested in different venues hosted by the province of Negros Oriental and co-hosted by the City of Dumaguete.
He said that within less than a month, he hopes other schools to confirm their participations.
This year’s theme is “The Games that bring us together for Unity and Peace”.
The ten sports event are men and women athletics to be played at Perdices Coliseum; men and women badminton at The Riverside Courts; men and women basketball at Lamberto Macias Sports Center; men and women chess at Negros Oriental Convention Center; men football at Perdices Coliseum; men sepak takraw (best regu) at Foundation University blue gym; men and women table tennis at Negros Oriental Convention Center; men and women taekwondo at Foundation University or Robinsons place; men and women volleyball at Foundation University Gym, Valencia Gym or Barangay Talay Covered Gym as reserved; and men and women beach volleyball at Rizal Boulevard n Dumaguete City.
Already confirmed their participation are: Adamson University for men volleyball; Arellano University for men and women volleyball; Cebu Institute of Technology University for men volleyball; Colegio De Sta. Ana de Victorias for men basketball; De La Salle-College of St. Benilde-Manila for men athletics, men football and men and women volleyball; De La Salle University-Manila for women chess, men football and men and women volleyball.
Foundation University for men basketball, football, sepak takraw, men and women volleyball and beach volleyball; Hercor College of Roxas City for men basketball; Holy Angel University-Pampanga for men basketball, men and women chess, men and women taekwondo and men volleyball; Jose Maria College of Davao City for men basketball and men and women chess and women beach volleyball; Mindanao State University-Tawi-Tawi for men and women beach volleyball; National University for football, men and women table tennis; Riverside College for men and women badminton and women taekwondo.
Rizal Technological University-Mandaluyong for men and women athletics, men and women basketball; sepak takraw; men and women table tennis and men taekwondo; St. Louis University-Baguio City for men chess and sepak takraw; St. Theresa College of Tandag for men athletics, men basketball, and men and women taekwondo; STI West Negros University- Bacolod City for men chess; University of Mindanao-Davao City for men and women volleyball and beach volleyball; University of Mindanao Tagum College-Tagum City for men and women volleyball and beach volleyball; University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos for men volleyball and women beach volleyball; University of Perpetual Help System-DALTA- Las Piñas for men and women volleyball; University of San Jose-Recoletos- Cebu City for men basketball; University of Sto. Tomas for men and women athletics, men and women volleyball and women beach volleyball.
And re-entry of University of St. La Salle for men athletics, women basketball, football, men and women table tennis, men and women volleyball and men beach volleyball. They failed to join last holding of the games.
The tournament is sponsor by FilOil, City Government of Dumaguete, Province of Negros Oriental and Foundation University; Sonak, Marathon, Butterfly, Molten, Mikasa, VolleyLife, NOVA. Milo and IYSPeace
Banzuela said the billeting center of different schools is West Elementary Schools, South elementary Schools, Batingel Elementary School, Magsaysay Memorial elementary School, Junob Elementary School, Camanjac Elementary School and North City Elementary School.
USLS is the former home of UniGames being founded by the late Bro. Rolly Dizon in 1996.* (Cyrus M. Garde)