ROUGH & TOUGH. The annual sports fest organized by the ALS Student Council had an exciting twist this year, with the participation of faculty members led by Dean Sedfrey M. Candelaria and Associate Dean for Student Affairs Giovanni F. Vallente. Photo by Quito Nitura

ALS holds annual Sports-fest

Law students took a break from their daily grind and traded in their books for a day of sports with members of the community as the Ateneo Law School held its annual Sports-fest last 3 August 2014 at the Loyola Covered Courts in the Ateneo’s Loyola campus.

Last August 3, students of the Ateneo Law School took a break from their daily grind and traded. This year, the ALS athletes and sports enthusiasts alike showcased their talents at the Loyola Covered Courts.

Students and faculty members alike showcased their athletic prowess in the whole day affair. According to Cyndy Dela Cruz (3D), Internal Vice-President of the Student Council (SC) and Project Head of the event, this was the most professor-studded sports-fest in ALS history. It was graced with the presence of Dean Sedfrey Candelaria, Atty. Mickey Ingles, Atty. Ronald Chua, and Associate Dean for Student Affairs Giovanni Vallente, who played football and volleyball, among other sports.

Aside from the usual sports-fest staples like volleyball, basketball, and football, there were also some interesting games which pumped up the crowd’s adrenaline, such as the hotdog eating contest, tumbang preso, and patintero.

This year’s sports-fest also had a “Best Muse” contest. The overall winner of the sports festival, yet to be announced by the SC as of press time, is to receive a pizza party, along with subsidy for their batch party at the end of the year.

The SC hopes to hold another sports festival next semester, most likely after the midterm examinations, so as to give law students a chance to unwind with the rest of the community. Dela Cruz envisions the next sports-fest to be bigger and better, with more activities and additional surprises. P

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