ROXAS CITY – About 2,000 delegations composed of athletes, coaches, trainers, chaperons, officials and guests are expected to grace the opening salvo on December 19, 2009 at the Capiz Gymnasium, Villareal Stadium this city.
Athletes and officials of about 36 WVPRISAA member-schools, colleges and universities of Western Visayas Private Schools Athletic Association (WVPRISAA) will actively participate in the weeklong sports and cultural competition on December 19-22, 2009.
This year’s WVPRISAA Meet will be hosted by the Province of Capiz with the acceptance of Capiz Private Schools Athletic Association (CAPRISA) and the provincial government of Capiz with Filamer Christian College (FCC) as the host school.
CHED HERO-VI representative, WVPRISAA President Engr. Salas, Capiz Governor Hon. Victor A. Tanco, Roxas City Mayor Hon. Vicente Bermejo, & the Presidents of the Provincial Associations & other dignitaries will also grace the opening rites.
This year’s WVPRISAA will banner the theme, “Youth Empowerment through Education, Culture & Sports”, six provinces in Western Visayas –Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo and Negros Occidental will compete in athletics, badminton, basketball, chess, dance sport, football, karatedo, lawn tennis, sepak takraw, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, beach volley and in literary-musical & dance contests. All sports events will be played 3 main different playing venues, mainly at the Villareal Stadium open courts, swimming pool & Capiz Gymnasium; Filamer Christian College Covered Gym & CapSU-Roxas Gymnasium and Roxas City Playgium.
The yearly sports and cultural regional competition is inherently a competitive event that will showcase the best that schools have to offer and also a unifying activity for the promotion of camaraderie, friendship, sportsmanship and team building among student-athletes of WVPRISAA member schools.
Last WVPRISAA Meet as held in Antique on February 4-7, 2009 hosted by Antique PRISAA with St. Anthony’s College in Antique as the host school.
By: Mr. Adam Jesus B. Bering