PHI Sports Commission, US Sports Academy seal partnership

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 27, 2017 02:07 PM
PHI Sports Commission, US Sports Academy seal partnership
SEALED. Seated left, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William I. Ramirezand United States Sports Academy president and chief executive officer Dr. Thomas J. Rosandich sign the Protocol for Cooperation to seal their partnership October 25 at Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City.

DAVAO CITY - The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and United States Sports Academy (USSA) sealed its partnership through the signing of Protocol for Cooperation (POC) Wednesday evening, October 25, at the Marco Polo Hotel here.

USSA president and chief executive officer (CEO) Dr. Thomas J. Rosandich, in a press conference after the signing, cited the Academy's mission statement to serve as resource for development of sports for the United States of America and the world. He also said that USSA focuses on education, research and service.

"We have taught programs to over 65 countries. This (partnership) is part of our mission," Rosandich said.

PSC chairman William I. Ramirez, meanwhile, thanked Rosandich for coming and being one of the notable speakers of the 2017 International Conference on Physical Education, Recreation, Fitness and Sports Science that opened at The Royal Mandaya Hotel. He said the linkage with USSA will help the PSC's Philippine Sports Institute (PSI) strengthen elite sports and grassroots sports programs.

According to the Protocol of Cooperation, USSA shall work with government entities and organizations designated by PSC to contribute to the development of national sports effort; utilize its expertise to review and submit reccomendations with respect to the education and training employed by the PSC and its affiliates such as the PSI in the conduct of national sport initiatives; and will provide the education and training programs to individuals and groups that the PSC will identify in consultation with the Department of Education, Commission on Higher Education, Philippine Olympic Committee, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and national sports associations.The USSA will also assess and submit recommendations to sports program support; work with designated PSC or government entity to develop programs of sports related to cultural exchanges; and will assist PSC in the implementation of strategies of cooperation.

"The ball is with us... the journey was difficult, rough and bumpy. But I can see that at the end of the term of the president we can answer his mantra in making sports accessible to the periphery," the PSC chief said.

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