UAAP reiterates that school pride is 'primary motivation' in CDC
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 17, 2018 08:39 PM
The UAAP reminded everybody that the league promotes amateurism
The NU Pep Squad will be taking home the trophy in the UAAP 81 Cheerdance Competition.
Along with that, NU also got for itself a cash prize of PhP 50,000 after outclassing the competition in the middle of the MOA Arena floor on Saturday
There were some, however, who noticed that the cash prizes this year were less than last year’s.
Alongside this year’s first-placer, the second-placer took home PhP 30,000 while the third-placer took home PhP 20,000.
This, compared to a season ago when the gold medalist got PhP 340,000; the silver medalist got PhP 200,000; and the bronze medalist got PhP 140,000.
The UAAP, though, made it a point to remind everybody that the Cheerdance – and the rest of the competitions in the league, for that matter – was never about cash prizes. “This is a move consistent with the mission of the UAAP to promote amateur sports among students where the primary motivation is the pursuit of school pride instead of monetary gain,” Executive Director Atty. Rebo Saguisag said in a statement.
The league furthered that the cash prizes were decreased so that all of the eight member schools would be able to share. “The Cheerdance grant is supposedly for the benefit of the cheerdance programs of all the member-schools. With this, a bigger chunk is now distributed among the eight member-schools instead of focusing on the top three finishers,” the statement read.
It then continued, “It is a reminder that in the UAAP, you do now always have to finish first in order to win.”
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