Last May 7, the Annual SYKES Sports Fest officially began with a jovial opening ceremony at the Meralco Gym in Pasig City. About 500 players and their families attended the much-awaited gathering.
Ceremonial Lighting of the Torch headed by tournament directors and Ms. Cecile Moreno-Venancio, SYKES Director for Branding and Communications
The ceremony opened with an energetic performance by SYKES’ very own dance group, SYKES Synergy. Ms. Doodoo Marcos, Senior Director of Human Resources, APAC, formally welcomed the audience to the sports fest ceremony and led the Oath of Sportsmanship. The yearly ceremonial lighting of the torch was headed by SYKES’ Director for Branding and Communications, Ms. Cecile Moreno-Venancio and tournament directors Aemerson Guinto (Basketball), Tristan Reyes (Volleyball), Zhiella Turingan (Badminton), and Ramoncito Libunao (Bowling). Powergames tournament director, Val Fabregas, was represented by Ms. Jaja Aguña from the Branding and Communications team.
Unlike the previous sports festivals, the competition this year is now inter-site, making it more exciting for everyone. Different accounts and departments merged with each other to create teams, forming stronger alliances that are ready to go head to head with other SYKES sites.
SYKESers enjoying the supersized Jenga
SYKESers competing at the relay game
The kick-off games for Basketball, Volleyball, and Badminton were held right after the ceremony. Aside from the opening playoffs, a special obstacle race also happened during the event, with representatives coming in from different sites competing for the prize. Team S500 won the game and emerged as winners.
Kids get to play on the giant inflatable during the SYKES Sports Fest Opening
For the first time, the ceremony also doubled as a Family Day, letting SYKES employees bring their families to bond and have a pleasant time together. A fun and family-friendly set up was done at the venue, giving the kids more area to play and revel. Free food, an inflatable playground, and supersized games were present for everyone.
Representatives from each site battled against each other in a game of badminton
Team Dragons during the basketball opening game
The SYKES Sports Fest will be held from May 7 until the end of August. Tournaments for Basketball, Volleyball, and Badminton are already on-going, while the Bowling and Power Games Tournaments are slated to start this June.