The INC Unity Games started last year with the inaugural games held May 21 and 28, 2011, in the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila, with the athletes coming from the five ecclesiastical districts in Metro Manila, Philippines: Metro Manila North, Metro Manila South, Metro Manila East, Metro Manila West, and Metro Manila Central. I’m glad to be part of the event not as an athlete but as member of the documentation team.
The INC Unity Games is a multi-sport and multi-district event and the largest athletic competition hosted for members of the Iglesia ni Cristo. This is brainchild of by the Church’s Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo.
The events included badminton, basketball, bowling, chess, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and a 3K Fun Run, with many of the events telecast live on NET 25.
This year, the conference games will start on Saturday, January 21 with the following groupings, schedule and venues:
GROUP A – February 18 and February 25. Marikina Sports Complex
2. METRO MANILA CENTRAL
3. METRO MANILA EAST
GROUP B – January 28 and Febuary 4, 2012. Bulacan Sports Complex
5. BULACAN NORTH
6. BULACAN SOUTH
7. METRO MANILA NORTH
GROUP C. January 21 and January 28, 2012. Nueva Ecija Provincial Sports Complex
9. NUEVA ECIJA NORTH
10. NUEVA ECIJA SOUTH
11. TARLAC NORTH
12. TARLAC SOUTH
GROUP D February 11 and February 18, 2012. Sta. Cruz., Laguna
15. METRO MANILA SOUTH
16. METRO MANILA WEST
Eating balanced-diet, regular excise and engaging in sports are just three of the several tips on promoting a healthy lifestyle.
The Iglesia Cristo (INC) administration values the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of its members. Various projects and activities are being implemented on a regular basis for the benefit of the brethren and even non-members. These include grand evangelical mission, medical mission, clean-up drive and various sports and recreational activities.
“The 2011 Unity Games is the first multi-sport and multi-district event and largest athletic competition to be hosted for members of the Iglesia ni Cristo. This multi-district and multi-sport event was the brainchild of the Church’s Executive Minister, Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, who conceived of it as a way of bringing together members of the Church in friendly athletic competition. While sports can develop discipline, responsibility, teamwork, and perseverance, the Unity Games aims even higher: the fostering of the biblical teachings of brotherly love and unity among members of the Church of Christ. The inaugural Unity Games will be held on May 21 and 28 in the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Manila, with the athletes coming from the five ecclesiastical districts in Metro Manila, Philippines: Metro Manila North (yellow colored uniforms), Metro Manila South (white colored uniforms), Metro Manila East (green colored uniforms), Metro Manila West (blue colored uniforms), and Metro Manila Central (red colored uniforms). The events include badminton, basketball, bowling, chess, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and a 3K Fun Run. The opening ceremonies begin at the Rizal Stadium on May 21 at 7:00am, with the Parade of Athletes and a special program for your entertainment. Be there early and don’t forget to wear your district’s color and support your athletes! ” (Source: INC Unity Games Official Fanpage)
Official Logo of Metro Manila East where I belong!
To my fellow brethren here in Metro Manila, let us all be united in witnessing this one of a kind event. For more details and updates Like INC Unity Games on Facebook or leave a comment on this post.