10th Olango Chal­lenge to­day

Cebu Daily News - - SPORTS - /CORRES PONDENT JAMES NICO LE FRANZ R . SAVELLON

AT LEAST 55 swim­mers will be tak­ing part in the 10th edi­tion of the Olango Chal­lenge to­day start­ing at the Pa­cific Cebu Re­sort in Barangay Suba-Bas­bas in Lapu-Lapu City.

The pro­ceeds of the event will sup­port the senior high school ed­u­ca­tion of the stu­dents on Olango Is­land, which is lo­cated five kilo­me­ters east of Mac­tan Is­land.

“This year we hope to raise about a mil­lion pe­sos to be used for the senior high school stu­dents in Olango (and) to help with their senior high school pro­grams which are al­ready start­ing be­cause of the move to­wards K to 12,” said Jose An­to­nio Aboitiz, Visayas Re­gional Com­mit­tee Chair­man of the Philip­pine Busi­ness for So­cial Progress (PBSP).

Since se­cu­rity is a pri­or­ity for the or­ga­niz­ers, mar­shals and per­son­nel from the Red Cross, Emer­gency Res­cue Unit Foun­da­tion (ERUF), Is­land Buzz Philip­pines and Kapit Sisig will be scat­tered around the venue.

“All of these are in line with pro­to­cols set by Philip­pine Swim­ming, Inc., who’s been our part­ner for all the Olango Chal­lenges,” added Aboitiz.

Aside from the home­grown swim­mers from Cebu, tankers from the prov­inces of Leyte and Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal will also com­pete in the event.

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