Mati City Mayor Michelle Marie Denise Rabat extended her support to Davao City local skimboarders who will compete in a pocket skimboarding competition to be held in Davao City.
Being the ‘mother’ of the city tagged as the skimboarding capital in Mindanao, Mayor Rabat is keen in supporting aspiring skimboarders even from outisde her city whom she believes that could bring honor to the country much like Mati’s world-class skimboarders.
“Mati, most specially Dahican, is home to one of the best skimboarders in the country, if not Asia. Like our very own Sonny Boy Aporbo, we also wanted kids from other parts of Davao Region and Mindanao to excel in skimboarding,” Rabat said.
Her thrust in helping kids playing the sport is also anchored in one of her administration’s focus which is to battle illegal drugs.
“Thus, we always support these kids when they ask from us. Let us keep our young generation away from drugs and into sports. Hope that whatever little we donated would go a long way to help the young skimboarders achieve their dreams and become the next champion,” Rabat said.
Rabat’s donation will fuel skimboarding aces from Bliss in Bago Aplaya in the upcoming Skim Jam to be held this Sunday, September 8, at Tiki Tam in Times Beach.
The competition expects big names from all over Philippines.
Contenders will be from Mati City, Malita, Davao Occidental, General Santos, Digos City and Davao City among others.