Kadayawan Girls Volleyball gets underway at UM courts
Ten schools representing three districts in Davao City will vie for top honors when the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)-backed 2017 Kadayawan Girls Volleyball that will open on Friday until Sunday at the University of Mindanao (UM) Matina campus in Davao City.
The volleyfest is presented by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) in coordination with the Sports Development Division-City Mayor’s Office (SDD-CMO) and the Department of Education (Deped)-Davao.
Teams entered in the competition supervised by the Balibolista de Dabaw include Kapitan Tomas Sr. Elementary School, Matina Central Elementary School, Kabacan Elementary School, Vicente Hizon Sr. Elementary School, V. F. Corcuera Elementary School, Tambobong Elementary School, Sirawan Elementary School, Jose Bastida Elementary School, Talandang Elementary School, and Kabacan Elementary School.
Philippine Sports Commissioner Charles Raymond A. Maxey, who oversights Mindanao, said this volleyball competition is a project of PSC Chairman William I. Ramirez, providing an avenue for elementary girls students to showcase their skills in volleyball.
“We made this competition an exclusive for elementary girls because they are often left out during Kadayawan tournaments,” Maxey said during the meeting with PSC regional coordinators held recently at the Yellow Fin Restaurant in Davao City.
Cash prizes will be handed out to the top three placers. Champion team will get the P10,000 top purse while the 1st and 2nd runners-up will take home P7,000 and P5,000, respectively.
Maxey said the competition is part of the grassroots program of PSC which aims to discover future talents in volleyball.
Parade shirts will be provided for the 10 teams. Aside from that, they will also be given transportation allowance, free food, and certificates.
Ramirez is the keynote speaker while Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has been invited to grace the ceremony