SYKES Philippines once again gathered its employees not for work but for a fun day with colleagues and families.
Thousands of SYKEsers turned up for the celebration in Cebu that kicked off with a parade filled with the team banners of RYBU Blue Lions, SG&A White Warriors, CSBU Red Transformers, DBBU Pink Panther, MLBU Green Stallions, JNBU Black Immortals, and AMBU Gold Eagles.
The company’s annual Sports Fest and Family Day is aimed at promoting camaraderie, unity, and a healthier lifestyle among its employees.
This year’s SYKES Sportsfest theme is “Supremacy,” which fits with the company ideals to continue to push talents to become the leader in their respective crafts and fields, said Sykes Asia, Inc. Branding and Communications Director Cecile Venancio.
Grand entrance for SYKES Cebu head
SYKES employees and their families packed the University of the Southern Philippines (USP), venue of the Cebu event last May 6, 2018. The Sportsfest and Family Day in Manila was held at the Ynares Sports Arena and happened in a day before the celebration in Cebu.
Organizers prepped a grand entrance for SYKES Cebu Head and Vice President for Area Operations & Shared Services John Sneed.
The SYKES executive arrived aboard a military jeep and was joined by soldiers from Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Cebu.
Immediately after Sneed opened the Sportsfest and Family Day, military officers led participants on an Army Dozen Exercise, which consisted of 12 easy yet helpful exercises that served as a warmup for the day’s activities.
Sykes sportsfest, family day highlights
Here are some highlights of the annual event:
- Phoebe Joy Elbanbuena was picked as the Ms. SYKES Cebu Sportsfest 2018.
- Cebu SYKEsers’ skills, speed, and abilities were put to the test with such Boot Camp games as Bypassing Security, Decoding Cryptic Spy Messages, and Obstacle Course Race.
- Sports competitions included basketball, volleyball, table tennis, billiards, darts and DOTA.
Celebrity guests in Manila
It was also a fun day in Manila for SYKEsers as teams vie for the grand award in the first ever headdress competition dubbed “Crowning Glory.”
With participants having only recycled materials, creating an entry was certainly a test of creativity.
Celebrities dropped in on the celebration. Loud cheers greeted Jak Roberto who joined the revelry and delighted the crowd with a song number. In the later part of the event, CCP Bobcats Cheerleading Team and the UST Yellow Jackets Drumline awed the audience with their heart-stopping stunts and more.
Bb. Pilipinas Grand International Nicole Cordoves with UAAP and ABS-CBN Sports Anchor Martin Javier hosted the event.
Leading BPO company
Sykes kids meantime enjoyed the inflatable area and there was a photo booth for snap and selfie enthusiasts.
Other remarkable events that happened in Manila were the lighting of the torch and the oathtaking by athletes led by Director for Site Operations Red del Rosario.
SYKES is a leading BPO (business process outsourcing) company in the country and among the first to put up a branch outside Manila. To date, it has employed over 15,000 talents and is still growing nationwide.