Over 500 booters to join Sama-Sama Games
Over 500 children from all over the country will converge to play in a one-day futsal tournament dubbed as "Sama-Sama Games 2018" organized by FundLife International this Sunday at the Sisters of Mary School- Girlstown in Talisay City.
More than the competetion, the event aims to empower the youth through playing football as a platform of advocacy to provide greater inclusivity and opportunity as well as hoaning their individual potential.
"Our aim is to connect and unite people and the community through football. We also want to establish a sustainable community league here in Cebu, a year-long development program for the youth that would fulfill their full potential just like what we started in Tacloban. Football is made for everyone, it is not something that should be monopolized, so we really encourage everyone to do what they can," said FundLife International Founder and Managing Director Marko Kasic in a press conference yesterday at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel.
Generation Amazing's International Project Manager Rosa D' Alessandro said their program empowers young leaders across the world to create a positive change in their communities using the power of football.
The Generation Amazing program has a total of 99, 408 beneficiaries in seven countries including Qatar, Jordan, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Lebanon and the Philippines as the newest addition.
FundLife also partnered with the Giuseppe Football Club led by Rachel Genco. Giuseppe FC is a Cebubased local football club which shares the same objective for the youth.
Meanwhile, Ugar Tasci, the General Manager of Dynamic Health Herb Sports Inc. and owner of Leylam FC presented his plan of the construction of the FIFA-standard Football Stadium and Sports Arena in the South Road Properties. He shared that the Phase 1 of the project is expected to be accomplished on the first quarter of 2019.
The Generation Amazing Festival- Sama Sama Games 2018 here in Cebu will be participated by 572 children mostly from the underprivileged families. A total of 82 teams will be joining the event which aside from the local teams, there are teams from Bacolod, Bayawan, Pampanga, Davao and among others will also take part.
The games feature three main categories- the boys, girls and mixed. The boys will have the 13-under, 17-under, the girls will have the 15-under and 18-under while the mixed will cater the 7-under, 9-under and 11 age-group.
The organizers of the 'Sama-Sama Games 2018' Laura Ginzel, Rosa D'Alessandro of Generation Amazing, Marko Casic Fundlife International, Rachel Genco of Guissepe Football Club and Emmanuelle Schach during a press conference yesterday at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel.