By Rommel C. Manlosa, Thursday, February 21, 2013
THE World Boxing Organization (WBO) is showing that it’s not just a boxing organization and will support the Kids Kontra Drugas Little League Baseball and Girls Softball tournament, which will open on March 2 at the Labangon Elementary School Grounds.
The event is organized by Mexican-American Michael Angel Lopez together with Dioniscio Bacarisas, who has been working with kids and adults in promoting batted sports in Cebu.
WBO vice president and chairman for Asia-Pacific region Leon Panoncillo Jr. said supporting the event is one way of giving back to the community.
“The sports fans in Cebu and the fans coming from out of town can experience great baseball and softball in the morning and early afternoon, then in the evening, they can experience the WBO World Championship title fight at Waterfront Hotel and Casino. It will be a great day for Cebu City in sports,” Lopez said in his e-mail.
This month-long tournament is divided into four divisions – the elementary boy’s baseball, elementary girl’s softball, youth baseball for boys Under 20 category and high school girl’s softball.