ALTHOUGH unable to celebrate together as a community, Paref Springdale did not allow the current global crisis to hinder it from kick-starting its silver anniversary celebration with the Titans Virtual Race and Father’s Day, which culminated on May 9, 2021 via Zoom meeting.
The Titans Virtual Race was the first of its kind for the school and in the Paref System. Aiming to promote health and wellness to keep everyone safe, healthy and resilient especially in this time of the pandemic, the activity was also a fundraising project for Springdale’s various site development projects and for the SBO’s advocacies and outreach programs.
With a lot of categories to choose from, the organizers of the virtual race hope that the activity will encourage everyone to develop and live a healthy lifestyle. The registration entitles the participant to the official race jersey, medal and e-certificate of completion.
Having a little over 500 participants, this year’s virtual race was self-paced as participants were required to perform their chosen category at their own time and pace between April 19 and May 2, 2021.
The race events included running, biking, swimming and walking with various distances for participants to cover. There was also a special Father and Son category where fathers and sons completed the race together.
The virtual race culminated onMay 9 with Springdale’s annual Father’s Day, the most awaited and anticipated celebration of the year for the whole school community, where students pay tribute to the dads as the pillars of homes.
It is also a time for the Springdale community to enjoy the company of one another in an atmosphere of cheerful friendship and the culmination of the year-long house competition between Anchor and Vinta, the two school houses.
Fun activities and games, exciting prizes and delightful presentations from the students were the highlights of this online event.
With the theme “Heroes Arise,” the school community celebrated the efforts and sacrifices of heroes as they strive to keep the community safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. Like the heroes people aspire to become, everyone is encouraged to lead and set a good example by always observing proper health protocols.
There was a special part in the online event where mothers were also given tribute as this year’s celebration also coincided with the international celebration of Mother’s Day.
All of these activities were spearheaded by the Grade 3 Class of SY 2020-2021 and Springdale’s Student Body Organization.
The winners of the respective categories in the virtual race were also recognized in the online event.
Father and Son Buddy Walk: Kyler Josh Tee and Kenneth Tee
Walk (3 kilometers): Jared Iden Go
Walk (5 km): Shaun Frederick Tan
Walk (10 km): Melissa Belonguel
Father and Son Buddy Run: Ashton Sun and Benedict Sun
Run (3 km): Eco John Llaban
Run (5 km): John Melvin Rojas
Run (10 km): Chris Dominic Estreba
Run (21km): Aldrin Rustum Pasumala
Father and Son Buddy Bike (25 km): Lex Lyndon Go and Patrick Lendel Go
Bike (50 km): Keondrei Clarence Romoff
Bike (100 km): Gavin Chona
Bike (250 km): Francis Cañedo
Father and Son Buddy Swim (3 km): Christopher Franco Ang and Christopher Ang
Swim (3 km): Lex Lyndon Go
Swim (5 km): Rei Martin Fontanoza
Swim (10 km): Chester Lim
The Titans Virtual Race and Father’s Day was made possible through these benevolent sponsors:
Gold Sponsors: Cebu Landmasters Inc., Anjo World, Jpark Island Resort and Waterpark, Opav, Lifesmart Philippines and Gaisano Interpace Computer Systems
Silver Sponsors: Harley Davidson-Cebu, Nortierra, Mountain View Nature’s Park, LLG Architects Design Studio, Cebu Home Builders and Yu Family
Bronze Sponsors: Archiglobal, Cebu Orthopaedic Institute, B. Benedicto and Sons Co., JJ Racho, New Datche Phils Traders Corp, Val and Pets, Daniel Carl Go, Erwin and Maria Christina Ngo, Santiago Shipyard and Shipbuilding Corp., Jared Iden Ng Go, Golden Prince Hotel and Paramount Properties
Donors: Prince Warehouse, La Mia, RDAKLand, Robinsons Supermarket, Macy’s Camera Shop, Roy F. Uy and family, Ng Khai, Meerea High Street, Cebu Merlion Traders Inc., Urban Deca Homes, Arienza Land Corp., Loqhasz Chavez
Other Donors: XYZ Hotel, God’s Grace, Kultura Cebuana, Eric and Tiffany Tan, Cloudkard PH, RC Goldline, Cebu Cine. SPONSORED CONTENT