Young student athletes from all over the National Capital Region trooped to the Marikina Sports Park to showcase their skills in the National Capital Regiona Leg of the 2014 Milo Little Olympics aiming to fulfill their dreams of becoming champion not only locally but in international level in the future.
Some 5,000 participants from 83 elementary and secondary schools paraded their colors in the grand opening ceremonies as spectators packed the east and west side of the grandstand.
Last year’s secondary division champion Sta. Elena High School and elementary division titlist Diosdado Macapagal Elementary School were in the forefront of the parade along with officials from the Department of Education, Marikina City Mayor Del de Guzman, Milo Brand AVP Andrew Neri, Milo Sports Executive Robbie de Vera, consultant Pat Goc Ong, Nestle SVP Sherilla Bayona and event organizer Prof. Robert Milton Calo of McRobertz Sports Academy.
“The NCR leg of the Milo Little Olympics is one that produces young potential athletes in the mold of future champions that’s why the big city is a perennial overall titlist but they can’t take Cebu, Davao and Baguio’s regional athletes for granted. It’s a healthy competition that our little champions can dream big,” said Neri.
Hostilities fired off on Sunday. Medals will be disputed in athletics, table tennis, swimming, tae kwon do, basketball, badminton, football, scrabble, lawn tennis, volleyball, chess and gymnastics.
The winners in the NCR Leg will represent the Big City in the National Finals in October.