The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul – Ozanam Study Grant Program (SSVP-OSGP) opened its annual sportsfest last April 25, 2009 at the SV Hall.
A Mass officiated by Fr. Joel Rescober, C.M. preceded the formal opening which included messages from Ms. Jamela Rasuman, OSAS Coordinator; Mr. Robert F. Fajutnao, SSVP Adviser; and Mr. Jomel Semilla, SSVP president. Brian Kiel Dela Cruz (2nd year BSCE) did the Lighting of the Torch while Aldrin Marc Reyes (2nd year BSChE) led the participants in taking the Oath of Sportsmanship.
Participants were divided into seven groups named after saints, namely, the Miraculous Medal Group, St. John Bosco Group, St. Francis Regis Clet Group, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Group, St. Catherine Laboure Group, St. John Baptist de La Salle Group, and the St. Dominic Savio Group.
Also held during the opening ceremonies was the search for Mr. and Ms. Sportsfest 2009. Declared winners were Anthony Garcia (1st year BS Psychology) and Ma. Angela Ycasas (1st year BSCPE), both from St. Francis Regis Clet Group.
The SSVP-OSGP created the sportsfest to enable student assistants serving the various offices of the University to enjoy the summer term and establish rapport and camaraderie through sports.
Games are scheduled every Saturday within the campus. Richard Conrad B. Panelo