SPECIALYMPICS 2013

autism boy at specialympics

Manila – The ‘Specialympics’ was held at the Guanella Center on July 16th-17th. This two-day sports event for persons with disabilities coincided with National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week, “Building an Inclusive and Non-Handicapping Environment for Persons with Disabilities.” Festivities began with the parade of teams to the Servants of Charity compound. Fr. Eduardo Cerbito, SdC led the opening prayer, followed by the singing of the Philippine National anthem. The Oath of Sportsmanship was led by Feliz Garduque. Games conducted were Calamansi Relay, Sack Race, Bottle and Straw relay, Blow the Rubberband, Blow the flour, Shoot That Ring, and Hotdog Eating contest. Parents joined the fun during the Blow the Balloon game. Blue team was ahead after day one. On day two, teams competed in the following games: Shooting, Milk Drinking, Bring the Color and Object, Ohhhhrange, Paste Me, and Egg Catching. Green team led the second day.

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The winners were announced on July 19th during the Nutrition month celebration: Best in Cheering and 3rd place – Green team, 2nd place – Red team, and 1st place – Blue team.

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