Over 14,000 people, most of whom are students and teachers, signed up to the 30th SEA Games Volunteers Program.
That’s 2000 more than the expected turnout of volunteers.
Set to be the largest and highly anticipated Southeast Asian Games yet, the Philippines will be holding 530 events in 54 sports for the SEA Games 2019 starting this November 30 until December 11. The volunteers will help run the country’s hosting of the biennial sports event.
With the theme this year being, “We win as one,” a motto that is centered around unity in diversity, Filipinos are bringing out all the stops to show support for our athletes and raise our flag with pride. After all, the spirit of volunteerism in Filipinos, otherwise known as Bayanihan, is embedded in our DNAs.
As the Organizing Committee Deputy Director, Chris Tiu, says, “The hosting of the games reflects significantly on the ability of a country.”
And as a country that values sportsmanship and nationalism, there are no holds barred with the dedication Filipinos are showing to make the 30th SEA Games a success under our turf. With the desire of being part of something monumental for the country, the 14,000 volunteers are being trained before the regional sports spectacle begins on November 30.
All volunteers will be mobilized in different venues of the Games in Metro Manila, Subic, Bulacan, Tarlac, La Union, Tagaytay, Batangas and other areas that will host the event. Among these volunteers include the biggest celebrity names in the industry. These celebrities were in charge of the awareness campaign for the 30th SEA Games:
The opening ceremony will be hosted in the Philippine Arena, the world’s largest indoor arena. While the closing ceremony will be at the athletics stadium in New Clark City.
The best part? Our Filipino-American kababayan, Apl.de.Ap of Black Eyed Peas will be performing for the closing ceremony.