MANILA, PHILIPPINES, July 31, 2012 – A new date has been set for the first regional leg of this year’s MILO® Little Olympics, the premier nationwide junior interschool league for elementary and high school student-athletes, following the official schedule of national periodic examinations. MILO® today announced that the 2012 MILO® Little Olympics NCR eliminations, originally set for August 3 – 5 and 11 – 12, is now scheduled on August 10 – 12 and 18 – 19 at the Marikina Sports Park, Marikina City. The event will commence with opening ceremonies and other fun side events such as the cheer dance competition, the selection of Miss MILO Little Olympics NCR and many more.
According to the Department of Education (Dep-Ed), the national periodic examinations for elementary and secondary students were moved to August 2 – 3 in lieu of cancelled class days. “In the true spirit of MILO’s partnership with Dep-Ed, we aremoving the opening ceremonies of MILO® Little Olympics to make way for this significant development,” said Robbie de Vera, MILO® sports executive, Nestle Philippines. “MILO® furthers its commitment to finding the next generation of Filipino sports heroes by encouraging today’s student-athletes to excel and persevere not only in the court or field but also in the classroom.”
Now the most recognizable and sought-after interschool league in the country, the MILO® Little Olympics offer student-athletes a chance to showcase their athletic excellence, determination and drive in the national arena as the first step towards achieving greatness in international leagues like the South East Asian Games, the World Youth Cup and the Asian Junior Track Meet.
This year, the MILO® Little Olympics seeks to develop not only athletic skills but mental discipline among budding young athletes as well through a roster of 12 sporting events, namely athletics, badminton, chess, football, gymnastics, lawn tennis, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do and volleyball, sipa or sepak takraw and scrabble.
The 2012 MILO® Little Olympics Luzon leg is slated on August 17 – 19, the Visayas leg on August 24 – 26, and September 1 and 2, and the Mindanao leg on September 7 to 9. All winners from the elimination legs will have the honor of representing their region in the National Finals in NCR on October 19 to 21, 2012. This year marks the first ever National Finals in Manila in the history of MILO® Little Olympics.
For more information, please log on to: http://www.nestle.com.ph/milo/little_olympics/.