July 2 - Cuneta Astrodome: The Opening
AMICI Mercantile and THERMOVAR Pipes opened its First Invitational Sportsfest 2011 last July 2 at Cuneta Astrodome. Twenty seven teams composes of Contractors, Designers and Consultants including the Hosts, Amici and Thermovar completed the Final list of Basketball and Badminton Team.
The opening number by PLP Squad brought back the memories of a UAAP and NCAA Opening Ceremonies, which was immediately followed by Parade of Colors. PBA Superstars, Kenneth Duremdes and Gerard Francisco graced the Opening Ceremony and surprisingly stayed longer than expected, much to the delight of the audiences and players.
Amici Heat player and Basketball Team Coordinator, Mr. Mike Tayo did the traditional Torch Run followed by a Sportsmanship Oath led by one of the Sogo Players - Mr. Morales.
Sexy and wity entertainer/comedienne, Rufa Mi wowed the audience with her masterful show hosting and punch lines. She also handled the Q and A portion of Best Muse and Blast Cheer contest which draw laugthers and cheers from the audience. JSR Pascals pulled the biggest surprise of the show and won the cheering contest with a very creative entry "WALA, WALA, WALA!". Hotel Sogo's Muse got the Best in Muse award.
The Basketball game began after the lunch break participated with the first 8 Teams.
The opening ceremony was indeed succesful and drew admirations from participants despite of some comedy errors and miscues.