PSC volleyfest opens today

Promising spikers from the city’s public elementary and secondary schools take centerstage today at the 2nd Philippine Sports Commission Inter-Public Schools Volleyball Tournament gets going at the Davao City National High School.

A total of 32 teams will compete in the three-day tournament which is a project of Dabawenyo Commissioner Charles Raymond Maxey who will be om hand to personally open and witness the proceedings.

“We are glad to bring the tournament to its second year as it it has proven effective in unearthing fresh talents from public schools,” Maxey said. “This year, we hope to discover more volleyball players from these ranks and we believe there are more gems out there waiting to be unearthed.”

The opening rites is set at 9 a.m. today as announced by Karlo R. Pates, PSC executive assistant of Maxey.

Eight teams each will vie for the elementary boys and girls titles and the same number of squads in the secondary boys and girls divisions.

“Mas dako this year kaysa miaging tuig kay giapil na ang boys and secondary division (This year is bigger than last year’s launch since the boys category and secondary division were already included),” Pates said in a pre-tournament statement.

Up for grabs are cash prizes of P5,000, P4,000 and P3,000 to the top three teams in each category.

The tournament, part of PSC’s grassroots sports development program, is held is in partnership with Sports Development Division-City Mayor’s Office and Department of Education Davao City.

The 32 teams were selected through Deped’s district meet records.