City High 81 run

Please don’t forget to support the Davao City High School Batch 81 Scholarship Run on Oct.2 presented by Castrol Philippines GTX .
The more runners joining, the better as funds are being pooled to support deserving high school students get into college or university and graduate.
The race starts at 5:15 a.m. for the 10-K, 5:30 a.m. for the 5-K and 5:45 a.m. for the 3-K starting at the Peoples Park.
Registration is going on at RunClub Davao in Obrero (2228786), city treasurer’s office Room 1 at City Hall (2268001), Astrochairs in Bajada (2212222, 2213333), Stadium Buffet Restaurant in Matina (2990898) or contact the Secretariat at  09088814237 or 09228861021.
Support this noble cause and you will be glad you did.
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Brokenshire College only recently organized the 2011 Sports Management Seminar and Cheerleading Accreditation with participants coming from all regions in Mindanao.
Important areas in sports development were discussed by resource speakers from the Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Center for Sports Medicine as well as from Davao’s Bravetower Promotions.
Brokenshire College will soon have roadshows in key cities in Mindanao to promote cheerleading as a sport in collaboration with the Women’s and Men’s NCAA.
So expect, the WNCAA and MNCAA to visit schools in General Santos City, Koronadal City, Tagum City and even as far as Zamboanga City.
We just hope that cheerleading as a sport and sports management as a new course will thrive and become strong in Mindanao.
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Coach Alther Rivera of the Davao City National High School is planning to do something big for student-athletes.
His plan is to set up a sports high school curriculum similar to other schools in the country.
What will happen is that for every year level, there’s a section that is composed only of student-athletes. So their academic needs are addressed in a special way by teachers.
You see, rarely can you see an athlete who is academically strong. Their strength is mainly in athletic endeavors, so through this move, teachers will be able to do a program specifically designed for them in order for them to adjust and excel too in academic work.
It’s actually a tougher job, but coach Alther and his co-workers want to work things out to help student-athletes.
This is really wonderful and I hope big private firms will also come in to support this program.
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Happy birthday to Inquirer correspondent Dennis Jay Santos.
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