Only a noticeably few number of students and athletes participated in the parade and opening ceremony of the CSC Intramurals 2012, a far cry from last year’s staging where jam-packed crowd lustily cheered for their respective units.
The poor attendance rate even defied the CSC Palaro 2012 Guidelines which emphatically stipulated that athletes who failed to participate in the parade and opening ceremonies will be disqualified to play.
Despite the delay of the program due to the few attendees, the opening rites still pushed through featuring the hoisting of the unit and institutional flag by VPs Susan T. Santelices, Aida A. Dianela and Ma. Theresa Sarmiento.
The lacklustre attendance of the supposed key players in the annual sporting event also delayed the prompt start of the program.
Highlighting the ceremony was the hoisting of the unit and institutional flag by VPs Susan T. Santelices, Aida A. Dianela and Ma. Theresa Sarmiento.
Jezreel De los Santos, National SCUAA 2011 athletics bronze medallist, lit the Friendship Urn, while Jelly Mae E. Vargas, Regional SCUAA 2011 taekwondo gold medallist, led the oath of amateurism.
Prof. Sarmiento, OIC and the VP for Finance and Administration, represented in the opening ceremonies Pres. Morales, who is on official business attending the AIM Executive Leadership Course for PASUC Presidents.
Five hundred sixty of the best student-athletes of CSC will vie for the 100 gold medals in 13 sporting events and the golden intramurals cup.
Despite grabbing last year’s grand slam victory, Unit I’s manager, Engr. Pedro Arcilla, admitted that they had a hard time recruiting players even though they have already conducted an elimination.
But he is still hopeful that the Red contenders would be able to defend their title and bag their fifth straight championship title with the help of their players especially those coming from the Department of Industrial Technology.
The winning athletes and teams will likely represent the CSC in Regional SCUAA Meet.