By Catherine Perez
AWED and inspired by De La Salle Lipa’s hosting standards of the 17th Season of the Southern Luzon Colleges Universities Athletics Association, the league’s President, Francisco Viola, Sports Director of the St. Francis of Assisi College, commended DLSL for the splendid opening ceremony.
The successful event marked the start of the new season themed “Celebrating the Next Athletic Heroes.”
Leading the DLSL delegation at the commencement of the program was DLSL Vice Chancellor for Mission, Violeta Ramirez.
Following the remarks of the VCM was the guest speaker, Chris Macasaet, DLSL alumnus, who gave his own words of wisdom. As a fellow athlete, he shared basically the same sentiments. But as a veteran sportsman, his experience during his stint in the University Athletics Association of the Philippines earned him lessons worth emulating.
Subsequently, the mood was further hyped-up by the cheer dance of the DLSL Danz Com PEP Squad and the stellar hip hop performance of the Salindayaw Dance Company.
The eventful opening concluded with the ceremonial toss, led by the administrators of the member schools: Brent International School, Colegio De San Agustin-Biñan, De La Salle-Health Sciences Institute, De La Salle University, Malayan Colleges Laguna, St. Francis of Assisi College, St. Michael College of Laguna, San Pedro College of Business Administration, STI College of Sta. Rosa, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta-Molino Campus, and host school, De La Salle Lipa.