The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has provided the Gymnastics Academy of Cebu (GAC) with gymnastics equipment that will come in handy in developing young gymnasts at the grassroots level.
“We initially donated 23 rubber landing mats on Monday, and we are expected to send more equipment to get them started on their grassroots sports development,” said PSC oversight commissioner for Visayas Ramon Fernandez.
Fernandez added that the PSC will be sending a complete set of gymnastics equipment including, balance beams, high, horizontal and parallel bars, pommel horses, flex floor systems, spotting blocks, trampolines, vaults, and spring boards, once the quarantine restriction eases up on local government units.
The gym will soon rise at the Labangon Elementary School. It will be retrofitted with showers, locker rooms and other facilities.
“Once Metro Manila goes to GCQ, we will be sending these equipment right away, as tasked by Chairman Ramirez,” said Fernandez.
The GAC is also in close coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd), as it closely dedicates the gymnasiums of the Labangon Elementary School and nearby Guadalupe Elementary School for the sport.
“With about 12,000 students attending these schools, we hope that this new indoor arena will be a rich source of grassroots sports talent in the region, and develop the next Carlos Yulo who will represent the country,” concluded Fernandez. (JNP)