Monday, January 14, 2013

Pangasinan to host Nat’l PRISAA Games

Lingayen --- Another big event in Philippine sports takes place in Pangasinan this February! This is the Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) National Collegiate Games which is slated February 10-16 at the Narciso Ramos Sports and Civic Center (NRSCC) with around 6,000 athletes, coaches and game officials from 17 regions of the country participating. After a series of consultation with the organizers, the provincial government of Pangasinan has been preparing for the biggest and longest-running sports spectacle in the collegiate level. With his administration’s thrust to bolster sports development, Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. expressed elation that the association had chosen the provincial government of Pangasinan and City of Dagupan as this year’s hosts. The weeklong event is in cooperation with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) - Region 1, PRISAA member schools in Region 1 and Department of Education through Schools Divisions of Pangasinan 1 and City of Dagupan. The Governor noted that this will again serve as another big break for the province to showcase its tourism and industrial assets, after the successful staging of the Palarong Pambansa last May 2012, here. A refresher and accreditation seminar for technical officials happens on February 6-9, following the athletic parade and grand opening ceremonies on February 11 from 2pm onwards at NRSCC. Governor’s night is slated on February 15 at 6:30 PM onwards at the Sison Auditorium while the closing ceremonies is on February 16 at 5 PM. The participating teams and athletes will vie for supremacy in 18 sporting events, namely: Athletics (M/W), Basketball (M/W), Badminton (M/W), Sepak Takraw (M), Beach Volleyball (M/W), Baseball (M), Softball (W), Volleyball (M/W), Football (M), Boxing (M), Chess (M/W), Karate-do (M/W), Judo (M), Dance Sports, Lawn Tennis (M/W), Table Tennis (M/W) and Swimming (M/W). (PIO/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca)

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