by Jaivie L. del Socorro
The new Athletes’ Dormitory was officially blessed last January 27 by the Recoletos priests headed by Rev. Fr. Lauro V. Larlar, OAR, Prior Provincial of the Order of the Augustinian Recollects. SSC-R Manila President Rev. Fr. Cristopher C. Maspara, OAR gave his message of gratitude to the members of the Board of Trustees and to all the people who have shown their support to make the project possible. The ceremony was attended by the members of the Board of Trustees, lay administrators, coaches and athletes.
The three-storey building is intended for the use of the San Sebastian College-Recoletos Manila’s athletes in different fields. The health and safety of the athletes are of paramount importance to the administrators. The administrators would want the athletes to have more comfortable surroundings by providing them with fully furnished rooms with air conditioning units, beds, cabinets, among others.
Aside from the physical benefits that the new Athletes Dormitory may provide, the administrators also want the athletes to develop socially during their stay in the dormitory. The administrators believe that this may also help the athletes build camaraderie among them as they would get the opportunity to know one another inside and outside the playing field.