After its successful launch on August 30, at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, PNoy Sports will continue to promote health and wellness and the spirit of Filipino street games on November 27 at the Rizal Park, Manila.
The sports event is the brainchild of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Chairman Margie Juico in her desire to “save” Filipino street games from vanishing in the age of computers and high-tech gadgets. PNoy Sports is a campaign to bring back traditional Filipino games as a venue for bonding, competition, sportsmanship and camaraderie.
“But a great majority of Filipino children still play outdoor street games as most of them are still unable to own expensive high-tech gadgets,” said Juico.
The first event, which was part of the annual commemoration of the death anniversary of Sen. Ninoy Aquino, had 700 participants, and more are expected to join the second edition, which will be part of the birthday celebration of the former senator.
“We share in the belief that promoting these ethnic games will not only instill sportsmanship, competition and camaraderie among the participants, but more importantly, help make them proud of being Filipinos,” said Lynn Aguirre, president of the Yellow Ribbon Movement.
PNoy Sports 2 will have added activities such as milk feeding, medical mission and food sponsors.