Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and the Quezon City government recently launched the Mayor’s Cup 2015 at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. The Summer Street Soccer Tournament is part of the LGU’s continuing sports and youth development program. Already on its second year, the event attracted kids from all around Quezon City, 12 years old and under.
The program’s main objective is to steer children away from vices and trouble by engaging them in productive sports activities. Ten teams, and over 100 underprivileged children from different barangays in Quezon City, participated and competed for the tournament’s title.
Children from Quezon City participated in a two-day street soccer training and tournament conducted by the Loyola Meralco Sparks Football Club and the Meralco Football Club.
The day’s program began with the opening ceremony, where One Meralco Foundation donated soccer balls to the participants. The turnover was followed by a two-hour Mini-Soccer Clinic, where professional players from the Loyola Meralco Sparks Football Club and members of the Meralco Employee Football Club taught the children and enhanced their basic skills in passing, tackling, catching, kicking, and other football skills. Some kids also had a chance to play with the elder football players in a friendly match.
Through the Q.C. Mayor’s Cup 2015, Meralco and Quezon City aim to synergize in promoting teamwork and camaraderie among the youth.