UPH coach Sammy Acaylar celebrates 60th birthday with the homeless

Feb 5, 2019

LIFE begins at 60.

University of Perpetual Help coach Sammy Acaylar celebrated his 60th birthday giving food to the homeless in Las Piñas City on Monday.

The multi-titled NCAA volleyball mentor wanted to share his blessings in his own simple way.

“Kaya nga ginawa ko yun dahil sa pwede na ako magretire at sa edad kong ito malakas pa at succesful pa sa volleyball,” said Acaylar.

“Itong ginawa ko ay pasasalamat kay Lord sa lahat ng blessings na binigay niya, lalo na yung talino na binigay niya [para] magtrain at magcoach ng volleyball,” he added.

The veteran coach also mentioned that although he was giving away food packs, he was the one who felt grateful for all the blessings he's received.

He shared that he became emotional when he approached an old lady because she made him remember his mother.

“Napaiyak ako kasi naawa ako sobra at syempre matanda [na] nasa kalye [pa], naalala ko nanay ko sa kanya,” he said.

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“Hindi ako mayaman, simpleng tao lang din ako, pero siguro sa ganitong paraan [maipapakita ko ang] pasasalamat ko kay Lord,” he added.

Acaylar vowed to do charity work every year.

“Gawin ko ito tuwing birthday ko,” he said.

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