Driven by its commitment in making sports accessible for everyone, global sports brand Decathlon Philippines will launch its nationwide sporting event, Free To Play: A Sports Festival For All, on November 25. This one-day event is set to bring expert-led classes in various sports disciplines for free, encouraging everyone to try new sports and start their sporting journeys.
From the success of last year’s edition in Decathlon Masinag in partnership with the French Embassy to the Philippines, Decathlon looks to broaden the playing field for this year.
“Free To Play is our way of reaching out and bringing everyone together through sport,” Hans Iff, President of Decathlon Philippines, shares. “We started Decathlon Philippines with a mission to sustainably make sports accessible to all, and now with passionate teammates, supportive local government units (LGUs) and social impact partners, we offer a playground without boundaries and limitations, where everyone can freely celebrate the wonders of sport with us.”
With the support of LGUs, the program is set to be rolled out simultaneously across four Decathlon stores: Decathlon Alabang (Festival Mall Parking), Decathlon Pasig (Frontera Drive, Tiendesitas), Decathlon Masinag playground and parking area along Marcos Highway, Rizal, and Decathlon Clark (SM City Clark Skyline) at 9:00 AM.
The brand has also partnered with multiple sports organizers to facilitate a wide array of different classes – from static to dynamic, from racket sports to mobility sports, from children to adults, everyone has a place in the Free for All Program.
Climbing aficionados and gymnastics enthusiasts can join classes in the Alabang store, which will be organized by Power Up Gym and Youth Affairs And Sports Development Office. The Angeles City Sports Office, on the other hand, will be at the helm to facilitate free Arnis classes in the Clark store, while Special Olympics Pilipinas will facilitate the trainings in Pasig, Masinag, and Alabang, to open up the playing field for people with intellectual disabilities to discover and celebrate sport. Interested participants are invited to book their slots by signing up on this website: https://www.decathlon.ph/free-to-play.
Check out the Decathlon website at www.decathlon.com to get the latest event information and to sign up for the sports events.