City of San Fernando, La Union – The Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) Meet formally opens on February 21, 2016 at Virgen Milagrosa University (VMU), San Carlos City, Pangasinan with the theme, “Celebrating Life and Victory Through Sports.” It will be hosted by the San Carlos City Schools Division and the City Government of San Carlos, Pangasinan.
Hundreds of delegations including athletes, technical officials, and guests from the various schools division throughout the region is expected to surge in the province of Pangasinan before the big day.
Series of activities are scheduled for the weeklong event which will start with the parade of delegations and street dances, fellowship program, tree planting and closing Program on February 26, 2016.
Prior to the conduct of R1AA, series of coordination meetings were attended by the R1AA Technical Board, the host division, partner agencies and stakeholders to ensure a safety, peaceful and successful athletic meet.
Dr. Alma Ruby C. Torio, Regional Director of DepEd Region I further reminded the technical officials, tournament managers and the host division to truthfully perform their duly assigned duties and responsibilities during the R1AA Meet. RD Torio also emphasized that the safety of the students should be their top priority from the start and end of the athletic meet.
DepEd RO1 holds the R1AA Meet annually to further train and develop the athletes for higher competitions like the Palarong Pambansa. More importantly, it aims to inculcate into the minds of young athletes the value of discipline, teamwork, solidarity and sportsmanship.