‘Different kind of opening’ all set for UAAP LXXIX

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Sep 03, 2016 03:10 PM
‘Different kind of opening’ all set for UAAP LXXIX
CHANGE IS COMING. UST promised something new and different for Opening Day of UAAP Season LXXIX.

Schedule for Opening Day Saturday inside the UST campus

2:00 PM – Ballroom Dancing

5:30 PM – Opening Ceremony and Athletes’ Concert

Brace yourselves for something new and different in the UAAP courtesy of Season 79 host school University of Sto. Tomas.

The country’s premiere collegiate league will do away with the usual basketball games and will instead commence its newest season with a brand new event and a different kind of opening ceremony on Saturday inside the UST campus.

The first-ever formation ballroom dancing opens Season 79 at 2:00 PM at the Quadricentennial Pavillion.

It will immediately be followed by opening ceremonies which will stream LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE on sports.abs-cbn.com/livestream/uaap starting at 5:30 PM.

According to the host school, the changeup in Opening Day was done to meet the Season 79 theme of “Dare to Dream.” As UST official Gilda Camus put it, “We’re doing this kind of opening because we were inspired by our theme.”

She then continued, “So we started to dream a different kind of opening.”

For more concrete reasons, Camus explained that the “different kind of opening” was in favor of student-athletes from each and every sport. “Kasi in previous years, the players who will play in the first day, pagod na agad dahil matagal ang waiting time sa opening ceremonies,” she explained.

She also added, “So this time, we want opening day to be more about all the athletes lang talaga.”

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