WATERPROOF SPIRIT! Sports Festival 2013

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The ICCT COLLEGES INTRAMURALS 2013 was the most awaited event of the school year where the Executives, Faculty Members, Students and Staff gathered to witness the participants striking for victory at Marikina Sports Park last August 17.

Early morning, the ambiance of the entrance gate was filled with excitement. An overwhelming number of students waited to get inside the arena preparing for the annual sought after event. The parade headed by the Rizal Provincial Band and Willie, the mascot, followed by the School Executive Committees, Faculty and Staff Members, the winners of the Mr. & Ms. ICCT 2012, Newsbytes team, Performers and the Players from different college departments and campuses.

Our President Ms. Vivien Co-Say and Hon. Mayor Casimiro “Jun” Ynares III of Antipolo City initiated the affair by giving heartfelt inspirational messages to open the ceremony. The ICCT YinYang HD, Maitre’d, and Sibol gave a spectacular number to entertain the audience. Then, our beloved chairman Dr. William S. Co led the lighting of torch that symbolizes the spirit of the sports event. He directed the ceremonial toast declaring the start of the event. The official unveiling was ended with the oath of sportmanship led by the Vice-President of Student Affairs, Mr. Renato A. Paringit. Mr. Manuel Inahid and Ms. Oharrah Mae Bernardez acted as the masters of ceremony.

The event was also highlighted with the Aero Dance performance of freshmen students swaying to the beat of “Scream”. Also, the presentation of Ms. Sportsfest added thrill to each spectator. all shouted the names of their candidates to win the crown.
Next was the Taekwondo Exhibition and the Cheer Dance Competition which served as the highlight of the sports fest .The weather condition was good until the cheer dancers of the College of Education finished their performance. Heavy downpour surprised all participants but they still enjoyed the competition and danced at their best. It seemed like the rain was dancing with them. The audience were very happy because the climate condition did not stop the competition. Instead, it increased the mood of the contenders to dance lively with the music.

Some the sport events were cancelled due to the weather. It resumed on September 2 at the Cainta Campus for volleyball and basketball games and the track and field was held at the Marikina Sports Center. (Ivy Joy Teoxon)