EIGHT teams will try to outdo each other in the 3rd JGM Finance Corporation U17 Volleyball Tournament which kicks off today, May 18, 2017, at the Bacolod Tay Tung High School hard court.
The event will feature secondary schools in the Visayas Region and will run until May 21.
The competing teams include Ateneo de Cebu, Ateneo de Iloilo, Negros Oriental Selection, University of St. La Salle-Bacolod, Trinity Christian School, Colegio San Agustin Bacolod, Bata National High School and Tay Tung Thunderbolts.
The 4-day tournament intends to provide a bigger avenue for volleyball development in the region as well as establish strong relationship among the participants.
The age-group competition will also strengthen Tay Tung team for future regional and national competitions – like NIR Palaro and Palarong Pambansa.
Tay Tung clinched two first runner-up honors in the recent 2017 Isuzu 17U Girls Volleyball League and the 10th Victor Catedral Plagata Cup in Bingawan.
Bacolod City Councilor Ricardo “Cano” Tan and Tay Tung principal, Dr. Isabelita Perigua are expected to grace the opening ceremony while JGM Finance Corp. Chairman Jose Montalbo will lead official open the games.