The annual youth sports fest at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine Parish in New Manila, Quezon City gathered around 100 young people from different ministries and mandated organizations in the parish to bring them closer to Christ through sports.
According Jude Liao, a member of the organizing team, the annual sports fest aimed to bring camaraderie and unity among the youth in the parish through sports.
“Aside from that, we also wanted to strengthen the youth’s bond together and with the parish. Lastly, we would like to bring them closer to Christ,” Liao added.
The youth attendees were divided into four groups by classifying them through the colors orange, green, yellow and blue.
Games during the 2-day sports fest were basketball for men and women, mixed volleyball, chess, skwabble, kadang-kadang, sack race, patintero, catch the dragon’s tail, egg catch, extra challenge or the amazing race.
Extra challenge or the amazing race consisted of five stations to test cooperation, team work and speed.
Participants also joined the daily mass at the parish before the start of the game.