SM City Marikina Hosts 1st Octavio SA Gonzales Memorial Boccia Tournament


In celebration of the 15th Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Protection (CPAP) Week, the 1st ever Octavio SA Gonzales Memorial Boccia Tournament for Persons with Cerebral Palsy supported by SM Cares was held yesterday at SM City Marikina.

Marangal Gonzales officiated the Boccia Tournament

Octavio SA Gonzales was the President of the Philippine Association for Citizens with Developmental and Learning Disabilities, Inc. which the Gonzales family established in 1999. He was also one of the recipient of the 4th Jollibee Family Values Awards.

Marangal Gonzales, the son of Octavio, who provides sports training for persons with special needs graced the event and officiated the Boccia tournament.

The City Government of Marikina has also been continuously supporting the activities of The Cerebral Palsy Association of the Philippines and the Marikina City Boccia Team is actively participating in events.

The classification of players were done by the reahabilitation doctors from the Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine.

The first set of participants for the Singles Catergory were Marilou Deniega from Cainta and Charito Manglapuz from Marikina. 

Marilou Deniega won the first match of the day. 

The competition commenced after lunch with the Team Category and the event was concluded with the awarding ceremony.

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