After more than two months of fierce competition, the Gedang Group of Companies officially closes its inaugural sports festival with an all-star volleyball and basketball games and awarding of winners on Friday, October 19, 2018, at Celebrity Sports Club.
A volleyball match between Team A, headed by Alexi Gedang, and Team B, headed by Michael Saurin, kicked off the closing event. Team A prevailed in a five-set match with 16-25, 25-14, 19-25, 25-23, and 15-8.
The action continued as the Black and White Teams went head-to-head in a basketball match. The White Team emerged victorious with a narrow 81-79 score.
Meanwhile, President and CEO Anthony V. Gedang led the awarding of winners of the basketball, volleyball, bowling, badminton, and billiards tournament. Here’s the complete list of winners:
|Champion: Orange Team (Led by Art Gedang)||Champion: Allen Lyle Macapagal|
|1st Runner Up: Red Team (Led by Anthony Gedang)||Runner Up: Roland Almendra|
|2nd Runner Up: Light Blue Team (Led by Ian Santos)|
|Finals MVP: Teotimo Sulibit Jr.||Badminton|
|Overall MVP: Ricardo Seraspe||Champion: Aaron Gedang and Michael Saurin|
|Mythical Five:||Runner Up: Alexi Gedang and Ryoland Jimenez|
|1. Daryl Labong|
|2. Manmar Ordonio||Bowling|
|3. Ariel Arimagao||Champion: Red Team (Led by Malou Gedang)|
|4. Philip Masigan||Runner Up: Green Team (Led by Alex Gedang)|
|5. Ricardo Seraspe||Highest Pinfall Award: Arnel Santos Jr.|
|Sixth Man Award: Andre Gedang|
|Champion: Black Team (Led by Alexi Gedang)|
|1st Runner Up: White Team (Led by Anthony Gedang)|
|2nd Runner Up: Light Blue Team (Led by Manny Mesa)|
|MVP: Isagani Baculio|
Anthony V. Gedang also announced that they will form a basketball team that would compete in leagues with their clients. The company will conduct a try-out for employees who want to be part of the team though the date is yet to be decided.
HR Director Alexi Gedang, on the other hand, said she is happy that they have achieved the objective of the sports festival which is to build camaraderie among the employees of Gedang Group from its head office in Quezon City to its project management offices in Bay Plant (Laguna), FTI (Taguig City), and Dagat-Dagatan (Caloocan City).
In line with this, Alexi said that they aim to make the sports festival an annual event and add more sports such as darts, table tennis, and other Filipino games such as patintero.