Tiu graces MILO Camp finals

RP-Smart Gilas basketball team skipper Chris Tiu will be the special guest when the Milo Champ Camp ushers in its final quarter tomorrow at the Ponciano Bernardo Elementary School in Quezon City.

The former Ateneo varsity star will be addressing an estimated 450 grade school students expected to participate in the half day event serving as the latest staging in its scheduled 700 stops.

The program hopes to reach about half a million children across the country by December, according to Lester Castillo, Milo sports and events executive who appeared in the PSA Forum yesterday at the Shakey’s U.N Ave. along with Milo marketing promotions and events executive Yvette C. Papasin.

The camp teaches grade school pupils the fundamentals of three of the most popular sports in the country, namely basketball, soccer and softball, and at the same time, provides a setting that not only promotes their physical development, but also instills positive character traits.

“The Milo Champ Camp aims to encourage school children to get into sports and help them learn the character forming values that come with it,” said Papasin in the weekly forum presented by Outlast Battery, PAGCOR and Shakey’s.

The camp will have students divided into three groups to be supervised by some of the country’s pool of selected coaches and trainers.

The groups are later rotated, moving them to the training areas of the other sports.

Castillo said the camp has so far completed 65 percent of its target, with 158 of them conducted in private schools and 542 in public.

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