THE Philippine Sports Commission will go into discussions that will that will help strengthen the development of school sports.
PSC Chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said this is in line with the agency’s efforts to deepen sports engagement among the youth.
Representatives from around 140 schools, colleges, universities and athletic associations will meet with the PSC during the National Consultative Meeting for Collegiate Sports to be held at the Philsports Multipurpose Arena in Pasig City from Oct. 17 to 18.
The gathering is aimed at bolstering the support for sports in the collegiate level.
Ramirez has been actively campaigning for more partnerships with the Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Education.
The PSC chief said this is in recognition of the unquestionable link between education and sports in the molding of a well-rounded citizen.
“Remember that no less than the President has instructed us to make sports accessible to all, to involve the youth more,” said Ramirez.
The meeting serves as a follow-up to the previous gathering with school-based athletic associations held November last year.
It is hoped that from the first meeting, positive developments have opened up to allow more partnership between universities, colleges, athletic associations and the PSC.