Building as We Swim!

We’re proud to share with you an update with the current school building being constructed using the funds from the Olango Challenge at Caw-oy! It is because of your generous support that we get to put kids in proper classrooms. Here are some photos:

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Please continue to seek pledges for the event. Good luck to everyone joining the swim this Saturday!

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A Few Reminders

The 5th Olango Challenge is less than a week away and we know that you’re excited as we are for the event. Here’s a few reminders for a safe and fun-filled event, here are some reminders for the event:

Hydrate well starting a day before the swim. Hydration is one of the key elements to be swimmingly fine in the water.

Rest well so you’re ready to go by the time of the swim.

Don’t forget your swim gear and sunscreen – important implements to conquer and befriend sunny Cebu. We only have a few swim caps left as majority weren’t returned last year so please bring your own swim cap.

Registration and check-in tables are open by 8am on Saturday morning at Tambuli East. Please come in early. We are expecting 100 swimmers to come in at that time.

Orientation starts at 9am. Since this is an open water swim and safety is of primary importance, any swimmer unable to attend the orientation will not be allowed to swim.

As you may know, this swim is also a charity event that raises funds for the people of Olango Island. Invite your friends and family to pledge money for your swim. Not only are they helping, it’s also an added motivation for you.

As a swimmer in the event, one family member/supporter per swimmer can enter without paying the entrance fee (use of facilities and buffet lunch not included) at Tambuli East provided that you submit their name to us through olangochallenge@gmail.com or call Riva at PBSP at (032) 2325270 and leave their name with us. Security guards in Tambuli will be strict in implementing this. Names and vehicle plate numbers have to be submitted by Thursday 12nn, 17 May 2012. Additional supporters will be paying PhP 500.00 in Tambuli (Inclusive of entrance, use of facilities and buffet lunch. Same ticket will be sold by PBSP at PhP 475 until Thursday, 17 May 2012 only).

See you all on Saturday!

Mark Your Calendars for the May 19 Swim!

Once again, Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), along with the Philippine Aquatic Sports Association (PASA) invite you to the 5th OLANGO CHALLENGE scheduled on May 19, 2012 in Tambuli East. To register, please drop by the PBSP Visayas Regional Office located at the 4F PLDT Building, Juan Luna Avenue, Mabolo, Cebu City between 8AM to 6PM starting today until May 11, 2012. You can also download the form here.