The “Atletang Ayala” program hopes to help national athletes boost not only their sports campaigns but also their careers beyond sports
MANILA, Philippines — The Ayala Group is doing its part to support Filipino athletes hopefuls for the Paris Olympics in 2024 by launching the “Atletang Ayala” program, which aims to “provide holistic support” to the country’s top athletes.
Under the program established by the Ayala Center for Excellence in Sports (ACES), participating Ayala Group companies will provide full-time benefits to domestic athletes trying to qualify for the Southeast Asian Games (SEA ) of 2022, the Asian Games of 2022 and the Olympic Games of 2024.
Qualified athletes can also benefit from free registration at De La Salle University for certain courses if they wish to continue their studies, as well as free access to the Ayala Vermosa sports center in Imus, Cavite for training.
The program will officially launch after the Ayala Group selects eight athletes for its inaugural class.
“We are delighted to open the program application process to all qualified national athletes and look forward to working with them to advance their athletic careers,” said ACES Program Director Jan Bengzon.
“At the same time, we would also like to work with them to advance their careers beyond sport,” he added.
According to the company’s statement, “Atletang Ayala athletes will be offered an annual contract which provides the above benefits and can be renewed annually until the 2024 Olympics, subject to the achievement of clear performance metrics. “
“The success of this program will not be determined by the number of athletes who bring home medals, but by the impact these young men and women will have in their communities as they aspire to reach the top of their respective sports on the world stage,” Bengzon said.
The “Aletang Ayala” program is a global extension of the Ayala Group’s initiative to help track and field athletes in 2018.
That year, the company inaugurated the Vermosa Sports Hub, complete with a racing oval certified by the highest governing body of World Athletics (WA), and gave initial access to the country’s best athletics betting.
Candidates interested in Atletang Ayala are encouraged to apply by completing the form at the following link: https://bit.ly/AtletangAyala.
The application deadline is March 18, 2022. – Rappler.com