Located beside the High School building, Titans Court was named after its donors, Team Titans, a group of running enthusiasts from Manila, who raised the money for the construction of a concrete basketball/volleyball court.
|Coach Michelle Estuar and the Team Titans|
Earlier this year, last May 18, Convergy’s One Comcast-Voice and Chat organized a fundraising event at the Convergy’s parking lot in Bacolod City. Having food booths, games, singing contests, auction, etc., the group was able to raise Php40,000.00 for the Tapulanga Foundation for the construction of two basketball goals to go with the Titans Court.
The Blessing and Opening Ceremony started with the blessing of the court by Father Jonathan Borromeo.
SFAS Sports Coordinator, Sir JR Abello, delivered a welcome speech then the Vice President of the Tapulanga Foundation, Dr. Joan Millonado, who flew in from Manila, introduced the special guests of the ceremony—Team Titans themselves.
|From left to right: Dra. Joan Ledesma-Millonado, Vice President of Tapulanga Foundation; |
Sir JR Ledesma-Abello, Vice Principal and Sports Coordinator of SFAS and
Ma. Carmela "Micmic" Abello-Golez, Executive Director of TF and Administrator of SFAS
Michelle Estuar spoke on behalf of Team Titans. A highlight of her speech was when she shared the meaning of the name, Titan, which was actually an acronym for Tough, Intelligent, Talented, Athletic and Never giving up. She encouraged the High School students of SFAS to live up to these characteristic values of a Titan. And rightly so, as earlier in his speech, Sir JR Abello officially unveiled the new name of the sports teams of SFAS—the St. Francis Titans.
Convergy’s One Comcast-Voice and Chat also graced the event. Operations Manager Mr. Jai Baldemor spoke on behalf of the group.
|Operations Managers and Team Leaders of Convergy's One Comcast-Voice and Chat|
Then Team Leader Mr. Joseph Somoza of Convergy’s One Comcast-Voice and Chat and SFAS’ Student Council President and basketball star Kyle Barnuevo traded baskets in a ceremonial shooting of hoops.
As the Blessing and Opening Ceremony ended, it was then time to test the Titan spirit of the St. Francis Titans.
Michelle Estuar and the Team Titans conducted a running clinic at the SFAS Covered Court. All 180 High School students participated in a series of running exercises and drills as different Team Titan members were situated in different stations set up around the court. The running clinic ended with a team relay game between the High School batches. In the end, the Seniors won in a Championship showdown with the Sophomores.
A new court, a new name; it was truly a historical day for SFAS Sports! And to God be the glory!