DAVAO CITY–Mindanao ushers in a new era in school sports when the WNCAA/MNCAA Mindanao is formally launched here today (Sunday, Dec.4) at the Abreeza Mall.
Delegations from 30 schools in Davao City alone and a host others from the neighboring regions converge at the Ayala-owned mall for what could be the biggest school-based sporting organization in Mindanao.
Today’s grand launch will be highlighted by a running and cheerleading event ushering in the birth of WNCAA and MNCAA as an official chapter of the 42-year old association.
Former Olympian-turned Commissioner Akiko Thomson-Guevara of the Philippine Sports Commission will spearhead a projected huge field predominantly composed of high school and college students, athletes, and sports officials for the 3-kilometer WNCAA/MNCAA Pep Rally Run which will be staged in a loop course from Abreeza’s Robinson’s ramp to Robinson’s Cybergate at Lanang, starting at 5:00 in the morning.
A field of 20 schools will be crowding the hunt for the prestigious title as Mindanao’s top pep squad which also involves text voting through Smart, the event’s co-presentor. The event will feature high school and college pep squads in Mindanao.
Holy Trinity College of Gen. Santos City looms as the heavy favourite for the cheerleading competitions with heavy challenge from Davao’s best squads AMA Computer College, Assumption Collee of Davao, Davao Doctors College, San Pedro College, University of Southeastern Philippines, Holy Cross-Sasa, Brokenshire College, University of the Immaculate Conception, Stella Maris Academy, and Sta. Ana National High School.
WNCAA/MNCAA is organized by Bravetower Events Promotions with SMART as co-presentor. Also supported the event are Enervon Multivitamins and I-on Energy Drink as “Official Energy Providers”, Mindanao Travel Channel, City Government of Davao and the Philippine Sports Commission with media partners Mindanao Daily Mirror, Gold Star Daily, Mindanao Tribune, Mindanao Times, Mindanao Travel Channel and 102.7 FM One Radio.
Registration fee for the WNCAA/MNCAA Pep Rally Run is pegged at P100 only with free Smart Sim and baller. The run is unique in itself as the participants will be flagged of by school delegations and will be doing their school cheers along the route.
Highlights of the run and cheerleading events will be shown on Mindanao Travel Channel via Channel 2 of Sky Cable TV.(pr)