BBEAL gears for 31st sea­son

Sun.Star Baguio - - Prime Sports -

ELEVEN of the big­gest col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties gear up for the 31st sea­son of the Baguio-Benguet Ed­u­ca­tional Ath­letic League [BBEAL].

The BBEAL has 22 sport­ing events with ath­letes pre­par­ing for com­bat­ive sports in­clud­ing Muay Thai this sea­son.

Over­all Chairman Com­mis­sioner and Kings Col­lege of the Philip­pines Ath­letic Di­rec­tor Michael Hu­mid­ing said Muay Thai is sup­ported by a ma­jor­ity of the schools and has be­come a reg­u­lar medal sport.

“BBEAL is try­ing to come out in­no­va­tive ways to make a sea­son and come up with a new sport, Muay Thai.”

Hu­mid­ing said when it comes to fo­cus Baguio-Benguet ath­letes ex­cel in com­bat­ive sports see­ing lo­cal ath­letes tri­umph in Taek­wondo, Wushu, Muay Thai, and Ar­nis in­ter­na­tion­ally.

The league saw seven schools join­ing Muay Thai last year and is hop­ing for more this sea­son, themed “Pro­duc­ing Lead­ers through Sports Ex­cel­lence.”

Stu­dent ath­letes will bat­tle it out in this year’s open­ing sea­son slated at the Kings Col­lege of the Philip­pines gym­na­sium, Oc­to­ber 21 with events lined up in the first phase in­clud­ing archery, bad­minton, base­ball, chess, sepak takraw, swim­ming, ta­ble ten­nis, wushu, bas­ket­ball, and fut­sal as a demo sport.

For its sec­ond se­mes­ter events in­clude ar­nis, ath­let­ics, foot­ball, judo, soft­ball, box­ing, lawn ten­nis, taek­wondo, vol­ley­ball, mua thai, and karate (demo-sport).

Hu­mid­ing said com­mu­nity in­volve­ment is cru­cial for the league as he ap­pealed to var­i­ous com­pa­nies, cor­po­ra­tions, and the lo­cal gov­ern­ment to pro­mote the premier league in the North.

BBEAL has Sama­han ng Bas­ket­ball ng Pilip­inas com­mis­sioner, Danny So­ria pledg­ing the best of­fi­cials to aid the games this year.

The Philip­pine Sports Com­mis­sion has pledged P200, 000 to aug­ment ex­penses of the league.

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