SPIKES AND SANDS: Beach Volley Republic tourney goes to Samal

The exciting sport of beach volleyball goes to the enchanting Island Garden City of Samal for the Beach Volleyball Republic Mindanao Circuit on November 25-26.

Cavanico Il Ma Re Beach Resort in Barangay Camudmud will be the host of the two-day beach volleyfest aimed at promoting the sport in this part of the country and boost the sports tourism program of the Department of Tourism and the local government.

A total of 20 teams are entered in the competition according to Maria “Charo” Soriano, president of Bach Volleyball Republic.

Foreign squads as well as Manila-based teams are installed as the early favorites with local entries providing tough challenge.

Big cash prizes await winners in the tournament of this fast-growing Olympic sport.

Soriano said the event will give Dabawenyos and Igacos residents the thrill and excitement that only beach volleyball can bring.

Department of Tourism (DOT) Region X1 Regional Director “Robby” Alabado said that the staging of the event is timely as the agency is now promoting Sports Tourism.

DOT XI and the IGACOS LGU led by Mayor Al David UY are supporting the event. (NJB)