|Cebu City Sports Commission|
|2011 Projects and Activities Accomplished|
|ELH Grassroots Program|
“A Sports Commission that can provide sustainable, integrated, relevant and well-equipped sports development programs empowering the Cebuano community to become global champions in sports and in life.”
(Strategic Plan, July 2011)
"The Cebu City Sports Commission will encourage participation in sports to develop globally competitive athletes from the Cebuano Community through sustainable grassroots and value development programs, scientific training and necessary logistics."
(Strategic Plan, July 2011)
LOCATION & CONTACT INFORMATION
Cebu City Sports Commission
3rd Flr., Legislative Bldg., Cebu City Hall
CEBU CITY SPORTS INSTITUTE
The value-laden Grassroots Sports Program has stabilized at the Cebu City Sports Institute (formerly San Nicholas Sports Complex) and has become a beehive of activities for the first 7 months. “Swarm” of kids have become a consistent and continue to grow. This will soon be the home of our athletes after a reconstruction of the area which is scheduled very soon.
The Sports Commission constructed an eye-catching float featuring the programs of the Commission during the Sinulog Festival and aggressively promoted the Free Summer Sports workshop along 4 kilometer Carousel route.
GIANT BILLBOARD AT FUENTE OSMEÑA
Strategically located at Fuente Osmeña, the Sports Commission through the cooperation of Sinulog’s “See Cebu in a Carousel”, constructed a 30 ft high and 60 ft wide billboard highlighting the programs of the Sports Commission’s Grassroots program, our vision to be Palaro Champion in 2013 and Olympic Medal in 2020.
DANCE OF THE ATHLETES
Conceptualized Dance of the Athletes, Sinulog Sport’s Float and the Giant Billboard at the Fuente Osmeña to bring up the morale of the athletes, coaches and the sports community. Through the surge of awareness and morale, the Sports Commission was able to fast track its year round Grassroot Sports Development Program covering most of the 80 barangays of Cebu City.
GRASSROOTS SPORTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (IN ALMOST ALL BARANGAYS)
To date, over 10,000 children have benefited from the program and hopefully by next year we will hit 30,000. We were also able to create the culture of volunteerism among our athletes by having them be trainors in our grassroot program as their contribution to the city for supporting them.
FREE Zumba Aerobics at the IT Park is a wellness program by the Cebu City Sports Commission lead by US-trained instructress, Emma Satchel. It has gathered several followers every Saturday morning. This was also featured on the Jessica Sojo’s “Kapuso Mo”.
HALL OF FAME
Sports Commission injected a twist in the traditional enshrinement of hall of fames ceremony with the recognition of the 60 volunteer trainors for their invaluable support during the grassroot sports development program.
PHILIPPINE NATIONAL GAMES
Cebu City placed second on the recent Philippine National Games due to the high morale of the athletes, most of whom were the volunteer trainors of the grassroots sports development program. Picture shows the medalists paying a courtesy call to Mayor Rama.
DANCESPORT BARANGAY COMPETITIONS
83 gold medals were garnered by the 5 couple team of the Dancesport Team Cebu City who represented the Cebu City in the recent US competitions in New York and Las Vegas. This was a result from the all year round dancesport barangay competitions which the team had been doing for the last 8 years.
Chess Coaching Seminar in preparation for the Attempt on Guinness World Record’s “Largest Chess Tournament” with the Sports Coordinators, MSEP and MAPEH Teachers
With an objective of teaching 150,000 public school children, the Cebu City Sports Commission started training 600 MSEP, MAPEH and school sports coordinators on the basics of chess and also with an aim to make a Guinness World Record as the Largest Chess Tournament in the World.
CEBU FEST 2011
Cebu Fest aims to bring a crowd like no other as the next big thing after Sinulog, gathering annually sports enthusiast from across the country and around the world. Cebu Sports Fest promotes the City of Cebu as a top sporting destination in Asia and endeavors to promote this around the world. Summer sizzled in the ultimate gathering of sports ever assembled. This hippest sports gig brought together athletes and fans of 23 sporting events with a grand fireworks display to culminate the said activity. Water Sports were introduced like wakeboarding, kite surfing, kayaking and stand up paddle with some foreign visitors from Europe and enthusiasts from Camsur, Manila and other places gracing the event.
POCKET GYM IN BANILAD AND GUADALUPE
It is through the pocket gyms that we are able to identify dedicated retired coaches in the city and make them satellite stronghold of the barangay grassroots program.
BASKETBALL OFFICIATING SEMINAR
To enhance and update the officiating officials of the new techniques and guidelines of basketball Sport in cooperation with the Samahang ng mga Basketbolista ng Pilipinas (SBP) held at the Cebu City Sports Institute.
DON SERGIO OSMEÑA, SR. MEMORIAL RUN
Held every 9th of September, an annual project of the Cebu City Sports Commission since 1995 in honor of the late Cebuano President. This year’s run is a 7.5K and 15K road run, gathering almost a thousand runners. It traversed mostly on major roads in the City and ended at the Cebu City Sports Center.
STRATEGIC PLANNING & STRAT PLAN UPDATE WITH PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT FOR CCSC STAFF
With hopes to develop, improve the services as well as the one delivering the service, a strategic planning was done with the Commissioners and the CCSC staff. It helped raised the bar of service by the staff which was visibly seen on how they implemented the DSOS Run.
CEBU CHESS FESTIVAL - WORLD'S LARGEST CHESS TOURNAMENT
A Guinness attempt to break the World’s Record of Krasnoyarsk Russia. After months of training the children, their MSEP and MAPE teachers & coaches conducted a classroom & school-wide tournament in their respective schools.
A Genuine Grassroots Sports Program takes root
5,000 kids received year round free lessons in basketball, boxing, taekwondo, table tennis, arnis, dancesport, volleyball, badminton, chess, softball, baseball. (if we are to quantify the free lessons that have been provided in peso terms, each kid had 10 sessions. at P200 per session, the value of the project total 30M. Money these kids will never be able to afford just for sports training. We'd like to thank the Sports Commission staff and the 200 volunteer coaches and athlete who went out of their way to train the kids for FREE!
Cebu city, global epicenter for chess after we break Guinness world record for the largest chess tournament in the world
Currently, we now have 20,000 public school kids who have learned to play and compete in chess. It may still reach to 50,000 kids since 80% of schools are still in the tournament phase and are yet to report after completion of school wide competition. (in the same manner we quantified the value of the project in peso terms. the value of training 50,000 kids is 50M pesos. We'd like to thank DepEd School Division Superintendent, Dr. Rhea Mar Angtud, the public school teachers, sports coordinators, coaches, MSEP, MAPE teachers, Chess Federation headed by Arbiter Roger Abella and his coaches, for their tireless effort to provide FREE chess lessons to the children.
Cebu city’s Grassroots program may become the template for nation-building thru sports
Support also came from the Philippine Sports Commission Chairman Richie Garcia, who took interest and witnessed our actual grassroots program in the barangay level. He requested sports commission to prepare an audio video template which he wants to present to the national leadership on how Cebu City was able to organize and provide a meaningful and sustaining grassroots sports development program.
That despite the absence of opportunities in life, we are able to provide a transformational experience to the youth of the city, making a difference in their lives, no matter how small. Redirecting their energies and interest by providing a more positive activity vis a vis drugs, petty crimes and being idle. And thru this grassroots program, we are able to produce a gold medalist from a kid who hails from a humble barangay, which would be a very meaningful victory for the city, because we have made that little kid believe in himself!
The ELH Grassroots Program is a joint project and effort of the Cebu City Government, the Department of Education and the Cebu City Sports Commission.