Night fun run helps raise fund for ARMM’s young athletes
Cotabato City – A night fun run organized by the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao helped raise funds for the region’s contingent to the Batang Pinoy sports event and highlight mounting calls for an end to the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
Close to 300 employees of the ARMM, including some officials, participated in Tuesday’s Ramadhan night fun run. The event included two categories – 2km run for female and 3km run for male.
“I want to express my sympathy with my Muslim brothers and sisters in Gaza and also support our athletes,” said Nash Camo, winner of the male category.
Al-Trekee Dayan, ARMM Regional Sports Coordinating Office (RSCO) director, said they are trying to raise funds to support ARMM’s young athletes who will compete in at least four sporting events in this year’s Batang Pinoy, an annual sporting event organized by the Philippine Sports Commission.
Dayan said the qualifying leg for Mindanao participants will be held in the second week of September in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur.
He said ARMM’s contingent will compete in beach volleyball, volleyball, swimming and taekwondo. “These are sports where our athletes have demonstrated a comparative edge, especially during the recent Palarong Pambansa.” (Bureau of Public Information)