TACLOBAN CITY– Leyte Conquerors team of the schools division of Leyte vowed to regain its championship title in this year’s edition of the Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Association (EVRAA) Meet that will formally start today (April 25).
“As your new division superintendent, I express my admiration to everyone in the team. I am with you in your determination to go all the way and make a comeback win in this year’s EVRAA. We believe we can achieve it with your skills, teamwork, and discipline,” said Mariza Magan, Leyte Schools Division superintendent.
She, however, emphasized that while they are serious about making their bid to regain the title as champions, she reminded the young athletes to also display and practice camaraderie, sportsmanship, and just enjoy the games.
A total of 480 student-athletes from Leyte will compete during the five-day games at the Leyte Sports Development Center and other venues in Tacloban City.
As co-host division of EVRAA, Magan also thanked Leyte Governor Jericho “Icot” Petilla, the provincial government, mayors from 40 towns of Leyte, team officials, coaches, parents, athletes, and other stakeholders for their support.
During the 2019 EVRAA games, Leyte settled for the second spot, with 56 gold, 37 silver, and 40 bronze medals.
Over 5,000 players across 13 divisions in the region will participate in the games.
The Ormoc city schools division is the current champion of EVRAA.
(RONALD O. REYES)