Cebu City’s South District softball enthusiasts have something to look forward to this summer as Congressman Eduardo “Edu” Rama Jr. launches the first ever “Cong. Edu Rama Softball Cup” in partnership with leading Philippine broadband company Converge ICT Solutions Inc.
This community-driven tournament aims to promote camaraderie, teamwork, and sportsmanship among the eight competing teams.
The tournament officially started with a motorcade from Cebu City Hall Grounds passing through South Road Properties, Barangay Mambaling, F. Llamas Street both in Barangays Punta Princesa and Tisa until the end of the route at Labangon Elementary School in Barangay Labangon. The tournament will take place on all Sundays of May at the Labangon Elementary School Grounds.
Congressman Rama expressed his gratitude to Converge for partnering with him in realizing his dream of hosting a softball cup in Cebu City. The legislator also hopes that this first ever softball cup will be the start of a bigger and better sports cup for the people of Cebu.
“It’s a privilege for Converge to sponsor this pioneering sports tournament to promote camaraderie and sportsmanship in Cebu city. We look forward to more partnerships that espouses community building as we ourselves contribute to bringing people together through our fiber broadband service,” said Converge Regional Manager for Visayas and Mindanao Michael Maquiran.
Eight teams, namely Wirednook, Taters, Rebels, Bandits, Vikings-c10, JBR Mega Voltz, Shenica, and KA2 Apparel Asturias, will compete for the championship. Each team is composed of 17 members and three coaches in the mixed category. The winning team will be awarded medals, a trophy, and a P10,000-cash prize.
Converge, together with other leading sponsors, will also be awarding special awards and raffling off items for the players throughout the tournament.
The Sugbo Softball Association Head Logane Echavez introduced all the competing teams during the opening program.
Congressman Rama hopes that this tournament will foster a sense of community and sportsmanship among the participants and spectators. He also hopes that this softball cup will encourage more Cebuanos to engage in sports and other physical activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.