May 30, 2011

DMCI Homes' First Community Sportsfest Promotes Community Strength

At the core of every DMCI Homes residential project, is a community that thrives not only in the convenience of a beautiful home, but in the goodwill and camaraderie that emanates within the neighborhood.

To foster this kind of relationship, much work and effort has been given in the construction of common areas such as the exclusive clubhouse, pool areas, playing courts and landscaped gardens so that these places can be used as a social arena where neighbors can get to know each other and establish lasting friendships.

For years, DMCI Homes has been regarded as a developer, which can truly come up with facilities that not only complete a resort theme experience, but build a family-friendly environment where memories thrive.

Recently, the developer went beyond the comforts of each projects’ gated environment in their bid to foster closer community ties.

Through an event billed as DMCI Homes’ 1st Inter-Community Summer Sportsfest, which was launched last April 16, over 400 residents and guests participated in a one-of-a-kind community affair that will not only recognize and highlight community talents and skills in the field of sports, but also promote camaraderie, sportsmanship and team spirit among homeowners.

The affair, which was held at the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City, invited DMCI Homes’ homeowners to a season-long tournament of basketball and badminton. This sportsfest, which will run until first week of June, was conceptualized to reiterate DMCI Homes’ dedication to not only help build homes, but help build lives as well.

Aside from the chance of recognizing and showcasing community talents and skills in the field of sports, the sportsfest also hopes to develop each one’s competitive character and the determination to excel while having fun and excitement, as well as recognize the value of fair play.

According to DMCI Homes’ President, Alfredo R. Austria, who graced the event, the company’s vision is also built around the foundation of the young members of the society/community. The company hopes to make them feel like being part of a bigger group where everyone has his own importance, and the whole neighborhood can show their support. The activity was launched so the younger residents can learn and develop not only skills but more importantly positive values through home and community experiences.

The junior basketball league is a good opportunity and venue for them to start to learn and appreciate the value of sports, to understand healthy and fun competition and have a complete community life experience.

More importantly, the event signals the beginning of the homeowners’ involvement and dedication to any community activities whether initiated by DMCI Homes or by their own communities or property management group. It is part of a big plan to participate proactively in future activities and make their own mark in community development.

The participants were divided into teams representing various communities. These are: East Raya Garden, Magnolia Place, Tivoli Garden Residences, East Ortigas Mansions, Mayfield Park Residences, The Manors at Celebrity Place, Dansalan Gardens, Hampstead Gardens, Riverfront Residences, Bonifacio Heights, Vista De Lago, Ohana Place, Palm Grove, Raya Garden Condominiums, Royal Palm Residences, Rosewood Pointe, Cypress Towers, Mahogany Place Phase 1-2, and Morning Sun/Rainbow Ridge/Spring Lane. 

Highlights during the launch included the passing and lighting of the symbolic torch to signal the start of the sportsfest, the pledge of athletes headed by Carlo Contis, homeowner/basketball player from Tivoli Garden Residences, and the recognition and awarding of Ms. DMCI Homes Sportsfest 2011, which was won by Anita Cuartero, a resident of Magnolia Place in Quezon City.

A cheer dance number was also rendered by Dance Groove Manila, with intermission performance by The Ladies Club of The Manors at Celebrity Place project.