BANGKOK: A group of Filipino teachers in Bangkok organized a sporting event to raise funds for the earthquake victims in Surigao City in the Philippines on Sunday, April 2.
Sacred Heart Convent School EP Filipino Teachers in cooperation with President Rodrigo Duterte’s Partners for Change in Thailand spearheaded the OFW summer volleyball tournament dubbed as ‘Spike for a Cause’ at Sacred Heart Convent School.
‘Apart from providing the Filipinos in Thailand a chance to develop their skills in volleyball, the proceeds of this event will go to Samakee Songkhro School and to the Manobo victims of the earthquake in Surigao,” said Domir Borres, the coordinator of the fund raising tournament.
In February this year, Surigao del Norte was shook by a 6.7 magnitude earthquake that left at least 8 people dead, 202 people injured and an estimated total property damage of P665 million.
“I have seen that a lot of Manobos were affected by the earthquake and they are not fortunate enough to have the money to rebuild their damaged properties so we thought of helping them,” Mr. Borres said.
A total of 8 teams participated in the Men’s Division: AIMS Muaklek, Airbenders, Balibolista, Bangkok Turnpikers, ENCB Victorious, Mulawin, Philippine Team and TCC Thailand.
Meanwhile, 4 teams enlisted for the Women’s Category: AIMS Muaklek, Pinoy Eagles, TCC Thailand and TNRJ.
“Kaya kami sumali sa tournament ay dahil mahal namin ang laro,” Dargil Dimatulac, a player for Airbender team, told Pinoy Legacy in an interview. “Naging bonding moment na rin namin ang mga trainings na ginagawa namin regularly. At habang na develop ang health, nakatulong na rin at the same time sa mga beneficiaries ng event,” he added.
The organizers has set the cash prizes for this sporting event winners; B 8,000 for the champion, B5,000 for the 2nd Place and B3,000 for the 3rd place in both Men’s and Women’s divisions.