Over 1,000 differently-abled athletes and other participants are headed to Bulacan to participate in the 7th Philippine Sports Commission (PSC)-Philippine Sports Association for Differently Abled (PHILSPADA) National Para Games on May 27 to 31.

 

This is the first time that the province will hold such event that will be led by the Philippine Paralympic Committee formerly known as Philippine Sports Association for the Differently Abled—National Paralympic Committee of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Provincial Government of Bulacan through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office.

The National Para Games will be composed of 14 sports events including athletics, swimming, table tennis, powerlifting, badminton, chess, goalball, judo, wheelchair basketball, boccia, archery, tenpin bowling, sitting volleyball and demo-cycling.

The venues to be used are Bulacan Sports Complex, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center, City Walk Sports Center, Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium, Paradise Bowling Center and Guiguinto Municipal Athletic and Cultural Center .

The opening ceremony will take place at the Bulacan Sports Complex on May 26 followed by other scheduled events including archery, boccia, para-swimming, badminton, table tennis, tenpin bowling and chess on May 27-29; judo on May 27; para-athletics, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball and goalball on May 27-30 and para-powerlifting and cycling on May 30.

 

Expected to grace the event as the guests of honor are PSC Chairman William I. Ramirez and Philippine Paralympic Committee/ PHILSPADA National Paralympic Committee of the Philippines President Michael I. Barredo.

 

 

Date: May 23, 2019 | By: Frederick Silverio | Newspaper: Manila Times | Source: https://www.manilatimes.net/bulacan-to-host-national-para-games/558536/