The San Carlos United Players Association Inc. (SCUPA) in collaboration with the local government of San Carlos through the City Sports Office kicked off its Mayor Rene Y. Gustilo Cup 2022 Basketball Tournament on June 12 at Barangay 2 Covered Court in the city.
The program started with a parade from the public plaza to the venue and the designated playing area, followed by the introduction of the 22 participating teams for the inter-office category.
Mayor Renato Gustilo, who was present during the program, said that after two years of being immobilized due to the pandemic, they can now finally stretch out their legs and compete in the tournament.
Gustilo also added P20,000 in cash to the tournament prize in gratitude for the good election turn-out for both local and national candidates especially the Uniteam of BBM-Sara tandem.
Raymund Gepitulan, SCUPA president, thanked Gustilo for supporting the tournament and for the additional prize.
He was also grateful to the Sangguniang Panlungsod and the government offices for the materialization of the activity.
The winning team will be receiving P12,000 cash prize while the first, second and third runners-up will receive P10,000, P8,000 and P5,000, respectively.
The tournament started with a ceremonial toss between Gepitulan and George Carlos Apurado, SCUPA tournament commissioner.*