PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez will be one of the honorary guests when Season 9 of the Universities, Colleges, and Schools Athletic Association (UCSAA) comes off the wraps on August 30 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.
A total of seven schools will participate in the coming school season which has the theme ‘Brighter, Bolder, Better,’ with Saint Dominic Savio College serving as this year’s host.
Officials of member schools appeared in Tuesday’s session of the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum at the Amelie Hotel-Manila led by UCSAA Executive Director Harlem Ruiz.
Ramirez will share centerstage with another popular personality as guest speaker on opening day which starts at 9 a.m., but which Ruiz would rather not divulge at the moment.
“Kilala ninyo siya, makikita ninyo na lang sa opening day,” he said in the session presented by San Miguel Corp., Braska Restaurant, Amelie Hotel, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR).
Basketball serves as the centerpiece event of the league, which also offers competition in the field of volleyball, badminton, table tennis, and chess.
Newcomer AMA University featuring Andre Paras looms as the top bet in basketball along with another new school STI and Saint Dominic Savio.
Other schools represented in the forum include WCC Aeronautical and Technical College and Saint Felicity College.