In cooperation with Star Studio and Jeepney Channel, this year’s 4th Star Games was held at the Lourdes School in Mandaluyong City on September 29. Away from their usual hectic schedules, the Star Magic stars were all excited to see and compete with their fellow Kapamilyas.
The stars, geared up in their sportswear, were divided into four teams—Black, Blue, Green and Red. The games kicked off with the parade of colors headed by team captains Daniel Padilla, Sam Concepcion, Xian Lim and Gerald Anderson with their respective muses: Aaliyah Benisano and Alexandra Macanan for Red Team, Maja Salvador and Jane Oineza for Blue Team, Green were Ella Cruz and Erin Ocampo and Black Team’s Liza Soberano and Julia Barretto.
After the Zumba warm-up by Golds Gym’s Pepper Lozada, everyone was charged up and raring to go in the various sports categories of basketball, volleyball, badminton and fun games (dodge ball and tug of war plus patintero in the kids division). With hosts Robi Domingo, Matteo Guidicelli and Alex Gonzaga, they opened the program with KZ Tandingan who the sang the National Anthem. John Lloyd Cruz gave this year’s opening remarks while Piolo Pascual facilitated the oath of sportsmanship. Jeepney Channel Cindy de Leon gave the welcome remarks. Team captains were asked to join Star Magic’s Johnny Manahan for the ceremonial toss.
Badminton champions were Neil Coleta and John “Sweet” Lapus in Men’s Doubles while Kristel Moreno and Erich Gonzales in Women’s Doubles. Angelica Panganiban and Dominique Roque won the Mix Doubles and child wonder Zaijian Jaranilla as the first placer in the Kids Fun Run. Kristel Moreno as the Women’s Volleyball Most Valuable Player, Miko Raval as the Most Improved Player, Rookie of the Year was Marco Gumabao and Daniel Padilla as the MVP for Junior Division. Mythical Six volleyball players were Jed Montero, Julia Barretto, Beauty Gonzales, Tracy Manlagit, Darriel dela Cruz and Alwdin Tan are Volleyball Mythical Six.
Hosted by Khalil Ramos, Jane Oineza and Julia Barretto, the day ends with the awarding ceremony and special awards were given to the following celebrities: Philip Nolasco and Liza Soberano as Early Bird Awardees , Kim Chiu as the Most Played Games Athlete, Sam Concepcion as the Sportmanship Awardee, Silkas Poise and Beauty Award goes to Wendy Tabusalla and Erich Gonzales, Roo’s Smart Kid Award is Zaijian Jaranilla, Roos’ Spiker Awardee is Julia Barretto, Daniel Padilla is Roos’ MVP Awardee, Julia Barretto and Kathryn Bernardo are Hayan’s Most Stunning Athlete and Most Radiant Athlete respectively and Roo’s Smasher Awardee is Erich Gonzales.
Black Team emerged as this year’s over-all winner, followed by Blue Team, Red Team and Green Team in the statistics.
The 4th Star Magic Games was indeed big success with the artists leaving the venue all-smiles and with friendships revived and new ones made.