Thursday, 23 October 2014

It’s PaLaY Time 2 concluded: Pink team champions 2014 IRRI Sportsfest

The Pink team cluster of FF Hill, Khush Hall, Swaminathan, Chandler, Cantrell, Harrar, Brent, Transport Services, Safety and Security Services, and Experiment Station, was declared champion in the 2014 IRRI Sportsfest themed "It's PaLAY time 2."

Finishing with a total of 250 points, the Pink team bested the Light Blue (220 points) and Red (190 points) teams after winning first place in: Football, Women’s Softball and Volleyball, Men’s (Category A) Basketball; and second place in: Men’s Volleyball, Women’s and Men’s (Category B) Basketball, Lawn Tennis, Badminton, and Table Tennis.

The other two competing teams were Light Blue Team who came in at 2nd place (comprised of staff from NC Brady Building), and Red Team who came in at 3rd place (comprised of staff from DL Umali, Hemmi, Drilon, and Service Building).

The 2014 IRRI Sportsfest season officially ended on 17 October 2014. Winners were recognized during the closing program held on the same day, which was hosted by HRS Workplace Relations & Advisory Services Team (HRS-WRAS) lead by HRS Business Partner Jocelyn Pilapil-Finegan and co-hosted by HRS Advisor Margeorie Vasquez

The program also recognized the sector organizations and assigned team coordinators who have played an important role in making this year's Sportsfest a success by acting as co-organizers for various sports. Certificates of appreciation were awarded to: IRRI Filipino Scientists Association (IFSA) led by Jean Melgar and Joseph Sandro for Basketball and Table Tennis Division; Society of IRRI Non-research Professionals (SINOP) led by Lea Delos Reyes and Fernan Artates for Badminton and Softball Division; Association of IRRI Secretaries and Administrative Staff (AISAS) led by Mishel Ciceron and Shyrelle Quilantang for Volleyball and Lawn Tennis Division; and Association of Fellows, Scholars, Trainees and Residents of IRRI (AFSTRI) led by Aditi Bhandari and Quynh Vu for Cricket and Football Division. The assigned team coordinators were Allan Salabsabin (Light Blue), Jane Girly Cuerdo (Red), and Jane Carlos (Pink). 

After the closing program, a Celebration Treat was held for the program participants.

The 2014 IRRI Sportsfest: "It's PaLAY Time 2!" is part of the HRS Health & Wellness Program. For inquiries, please contact HRS-WRAS team at ext. 2935 or send email to HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2014-114

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