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Toby's Youth Sports Foundation Holds Annual 'Sports for Hope' Event
Feb 06, 2018
Toby’s Youth Sports Foundation donates school supplies, clothes, and sports equipment during a basketball clinic for patients of the Department of Health – Treatment & Rehabilitation Center.
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Toby’s Youth Sports Foundation (TYSF), a non-profit foundation established by sports retail giant Toby’s Sports, today announced that it recently held a sharing program at the Department of Health – Treatment & Rehabilitation Center (DOH-TRC) in Camp Bagong Diwa, as part of its commitment to uplift the lives of Filipino youth through sports, recreation and fitness.
In partnership with the Rotary Club of Greenhills, Toby’s Sports conducted a basketball clinic for the patients of DOH-TRC Bicutan with the help of certified basketball coaches. To complement the physical fitness programs of the camp, TYSF and other event sponsors donated various sports equipment, school supplies and clothes. A screen projector was also given to aid in the educational services of the institution.
During the event, Jose Claudio Jr., TYSF Trustee, gave an inspirational message to the patients, encouraging them to strengthen their faith and stay on the course of positive change, despite the many challenges they face. He reminded them that their stay in the facility is temporary, and through determination, they will soon be with their families, stronger and better.
“For over a decade, this project has been an important tradition for Toby’s Youth Sports Foundation, with the aim of helping the facility in its rehabilitation programs for children, particularly substance- abusing street children housed in the Bahay Bagong Buhay Rehabilitation Center,” Claudio said. “We help them the best way we know how—through sports and fitness,” he added.
The DOH also awarded Toby’s Sports and the Rotary Club of Greenhills with a plaque for their valued and enduring efforts in youth development.
Toby’s Sports is the leading multi-brand sports retailer in the Philippines, having delivered the best in sports and fitness products to millions of Filipinos for 40 years. Established in 1978, Toby’s Sports is included in the Hall of Fame of Most Outstanding Retailers by the Philippine Retailers Association and is a DTI Bagwis awardee for consumer satisfaction. Toby’s Sports carries over 60,000 items from the world’s top sports brands, as well a diverse line-up of its own brands that offer superior value-for-money. It currently operates over 50 stores across the Philippines, as well as an online store (www.tobys.com). Toby’s Sports is part of the retail arm of Quorum Group of Companies.
Toby’s Youth Sports Foundation was established in 1999 by Toby’s Sports as a non-profit foundation with the goal of uplifting the lives of Filipino youth through sports, recreation and fitness. As it nears its 20th anniversary and still true to its ‘Help Kids Play’ motto, the foundation continues to focus on grassroots projects that capitalize on the excitement, relatability and popularity of sports to provide health literacy and social empowerment to Filipino kids from all walks of life.
Patients of the DOH-TRC in Camp Bagong Diwa perform during Toby’s Youth Sports Foundation’s “Sports for Hope” event.
Toby’s Youth Sports Foundation trustee Jose Claudio, Jr. delivers an inspirational message to patients during the TYSF “Sports for Hope” event at DOH-TRC in Camp Bagong Diwan.
Toby’s Youth Sports Foundation conducts a basketball clinic and other fitness activities during the “Sports for Hope” event at DOH-TRC in Camp Bagong Diwa.
Toby’s Youth Sports Foundation, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Greenhills, treat patients of DOH-TRC in Camp Bagong Diwa with sports equipment, clothes, school supplies, and a screen projector during the “Sports for Hope” event.
Toby’s Youth Sports Foundation hands out free food during the “Sports for Hope” event at the Department of Health’s Treatment and Rehabilitation Center at Camp Bagong Diwa.
Alpha Martin, DOH-TRC Resident Psychologist; Jose Claudio, TYSF Trustee; Roberto Claudio, TYSF Chairman; Luke Pesumal, Rotary Club of Greenhills President pose for a group photo during the “Sports for Hope” event at DOH-TRC.