4K volunteers all set to serve SEA Games in Clark, Subic

SOME 4,230 volunteers will serve in the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) from November 30 to December  11 in the Clark and Subic events.

Some 2,250 volunteers will be stationed in events in Clark and 1,980 in Subic.

“The spirit of volunteerism and nationalism join us together to Win as One. The passion and power of volunteers are the heart and soul of the SEA Games,” Philippine South East Asian Games Organizing Committee Deputy Director for Volunteers Program Chris Tiu said during its launching on Friday.

Some 9,000 volunteers will serve in the event  -- with  3,150  assisting the Metro Manila events and 1,620 in other clusters.

“Of the 20,686 who have expressed their interest to join the volunteers program, 14,683 applied through the official SEA games volunteers’ online portals, which include 2,960 foreign applicants while 6,003 were committed by their respective schools,” Tiu said.

Partner institutions in Clark cluster include Mabalacat City College, Jocson College, Angeles University Foundation, Philippine State College of Aeronautics, Gentry International School, Our Lady of Fatima University, and Ifugao State University;

City College of Angeles, Holy Angel University, Tarlac State University, Clark College of Science and Technology, Systems Plus College Foundation, city government of Tarlac, Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Colegio de San Sebastian Pampanga.

SEA Games 2019 will be the biggest edition of the biennial meet to date with 530 events in 56 sports.

The Clark cluster will be hosting aquatics, athletics, obstacle course sports, pentanque, lawn bowls, shooting, archery, rugby, baseball, softball, dance sport, golf, kurash, judo, jiu jitsu, arnis, sambo, wrestling and wakeboarding.
Moreover, sports to be played in Subic are canoe/kayak, tbr dragon boat, chess, muay, pencak silat, table tennis, triathlon, duathlon, aquatics-open water swimming 10km, modern pentathlon, wind surfing, sepak takraw, beach handball, beach volleyball, and rowing.