PAGTUTULUNGAN.ORG: Atletes in Action Run For School Kids in Iligan

Even after almost half a year, the victims of the Typhoon last December is still in a recovery stage, and as the school year starts this June, there is the scarcity of classrooms for students. 

To raise funds for the rehabilitation of schools in Iligan City that were destroyed by Typhoon Sendong, an international humanitarian-sports organization is holding a running event on July 7.

Titled "Schools Run for School Rooms" (SRSR), the run led by Athletes in Action (AIA) will be participated in by student runners from major universities in Metro Manila, groups from government agencies, private corporations and chirches, as well as running enthusiasts.

The run will be held at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Assembly of participants is at 4 am., as gun start at 5am.

Proceeds of the event will be used by the AIA to rehabilitate classrooms in Iligan City. Iligan City is among the worst-hit places in north-eastern Mindanao by Typhoon Sendong in December 2011.

"There has always been a lack of classrooms all over the country, and this situation worsened after Typhoon Sendong," said Jose Andes, National Director of AIA Philippines. "Through the help of our partners, we hope to build more classrooms, especially in Iligan City."

About Athletes in Astion (AIA)

Athletes in Action, a world organiztion of over 650 staff members and 7500 volunteers in 94 countries including the Philippines, is an organization of athletes and coaches  in the professional, amateur, and collegiate  leagues that take steps to make positive change in the lives of people through sports. AIA International Members include the likes of Tim ebow, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, David Robinson, our very own Chris Tiu, and other renowed sportsmen.

More than the game, the goal, and the glory, Athletes in Action is in it for the greater good of those who have lesser in life. This is what Athletes in Action plays for.

It is the same opportunity to rise to the ranks of these dynamic sports ambassadors that is what Athletes in Action is extending to the current breed of Philippines university and college athletes.

"A Classroom is the best place to nurture our future leaders, the next generation of God-loving and nationalist Filipinos," Andes said.

AIA is also partnering with the GMA Kapuso Foundation and iCare Foundation for thie project. The GMA Kapuso Foundation will facilitate the rehabilitation of classrooms.

SRSR is co-presented by leading sportswear brand Fila. Other sponsors include Sony, Gardenia, Cherifer, Oracare, Pocari, Treelizer, and Air Conserve.

SRSR media partners include GMA Network, BusinessWorld, and the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Your every step can bridge the gap between a child and his dreams. Run to help build schoolrooms for unfortunate school children in Iligan City who lost everything to Typhoon Sendong in 2011. Help our students stand tall once more. Unleash the power of your feet!

3K | 5K | 10K

For more information, contact
GWORLD - +632 719-0184

Tickets are  available at SM Tickets and SM Cinemas (

SRSR is organized by events management specialist, Huper International. For more details, call (02) 661-6049 or email

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