With the theme “Continuous quest for excellence: Ayer, Hoy,Siempre,” the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos Sports department in cooperation with (UNORSSGO) is celebrating the university-wide sportsfest 2013 from February 16- 20. The sportsfest kicked off with a fun-run activity from the Capitol Lagoon to the UNO-R 1606 Park, February 16. The opening ceremony followed at the covered court. “There are many things that we have to learn in life that sports can deliver but we can’t learn from the class room. It is in sports that you develop your creativity,” University President Rev. Fr. Emeterio Buñao, OAR, in his Opening Remarks said. He also emphasized the value that sports can instill into the minds of the UNO-Rians. “It is better to be humble in defeat than to be arrogant in winning,” he added.
Meanwhile, Fr. Louie Gabinete, OAR, the University Vice President for Student Welfare, officially opened the UNO-R sports fest 2013. Activities lined up for the entire sports fest: UNO-Run II, opening rites, badminton tournament, basketball, volleyball, and football on February 16; Holy Mass at the Oratory, Family Day, and continuation of the ball games on February 17; Table Tennis, Chess, Cheer Dance competition, athletics, auditions for the Sun Broad “Band “,and a spin off of the ball games on February 18; Mindolympics, Sun Broad “Band” auditions, and championship tournaments on February 19; Hydrolympics , extension of the Sun Broad “Band” audition, and awarding ceremony on February 20.