The administrators, faculty members, student and employee athletes gathered to witness not just any event, but to celebrate the opening of the 4th annual PaDDS Olympics with the theme “Empowering the Giftedness of the Beloved Through Sports” at the school grounds.
The annual sports event began with a doxology presented by The Crusaders, who also presented a dance number for the athletes. PCC President Rev. Fr. Orlin F. Ordoña gave a cordial welcome for the athletes by giving an opening message quoting, “We need to play clean in order to win and that we build relationships and camaraderie in this Olympics.”After the opening remarks, Nicole Tiamzon, a former UP Lady Maroons gave the athletes an inspirational message emphasizing, “Do not take sports for granted.”
Afterwards, the athletes were presented up on the stage and they are from the member-schools, such as Bicutan Parochial School, Colegio de Sta. Ana, Escuela Catolica de San Sebastian, Holy Family Parochial School, Pateros Catholic School, Sto. Niño Catholic School, Sta. Rosa Catholic School, Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Parochial School, Tipas Catholic School, and our very own Pasig Catholic College.
The traditional lighting of the torch was held on the school grounds, together with the Oath of Sportsmanship that was led by Laureana Anrence Adriano. After the oath, Rev. Fr. Orlin F. Ordoña officially declared the PaDDS Olympics open.