The 2013 PalarOlympics and 2013 Healthy Isko Lifestyle Challenge Awarding Ceremony were held at Bird’s Hill Provincial Park on August 24. The awarding ceremony recognized the efforts and achievements of the four Challenge Finishers, Gabby, Janine, Joanna, and Mei, and other individuals who contributed a lot to the success of the Lifestyle Challenge. Janine was declared as the Crowd’s Favorite after gathering almost 44% of the total pledges and the Most Supportive Member Award went to Jullie who collected a total of 72 member points. Janine, who got the highest score of 81%, was declared the Most Valuable Challenger and brought home half of the pot money.
The awarding ceremony was immediately followed by the mini-sports fest program. The participants first played rock-paper-scissors to determine their teams. The winners formed the Orange Team while the losers composed the Green Team. Healthy Isko Lifestyle Challenge’s Coach Norman led the warm up exercises prior to the start of the games.
The organizers from the Membership Committee prepared several popular Filipino games. The first and second games, Dr. Quack Quack and I Love You Teleber-Teleber (jumping rope game), were won by the Green Team, which gave them a score of two points. The next game, Luksong Lubid, had the two teams tied, earning one point apiece. Team Orange was able to catch up when they scored the most on Tumbang Preso and Dodgeball. However, the Green Team got the higher score on the tie-breaker game, Pinoy Football, making them the Champions of PalarOlympics 2013.
The two-fold event was a showcase of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and teamwork among UPAA-MB, Inc. members, families, and friends even while in a competition. All the cheers, high jumps, dodging, strategizing, high fives, good food, and lots of sunshine contributed even more to the success of the event. Congratulations to the Membership Committee for hosting the 2013 PalarOlympics, the Green Team, and to the winners and Executive Council of 2013 Healthy Isko Lifestyle Challenge.