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GK Cup: A CBTL football game!

As a parent, I love to take my kids to activities during summer. Aside from swimming and basking in the sun. I like to take them to free workshops. I try to find free activities as we have a tight budget and saving for the enrollment of my eldest in college is a priority. As many of you know, sending your kid in college is very expensive now a days.

Last month, CBTL (The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf) sponsored a football cup for kids. CBTL kids (customer’s children) and children from Gawad Kalinga played for the said event and was held at The Camp in Taguig for a whole day.

I was able to take my daughter Zam (10) and son Aeon (7) to play. Supposedly, only kids ages 8-12 years old were allowed to join. However, they also allowed Aeon as he was so eager to play too!

As always, my kids were very eager and excited to go and play. So, early morning they ate their heavy breakfast as instructed by Kat of Caring Cup Team via email. They complied with no hesitation, a little wierd with my 7-year-old kid as he normally don’t eat much in the morning. They also asked Dad to make them their sheen guards the night before the game. Yes! It was DIY sheen guard! Thank you Dad!😊

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In the venue, the kids were divided into 4 teams as Masipag, Matiyaga, Matulungin and Magalang. These were not just names given to these teams but the core values that Coffee Bean would like to impart to these kids.

The day began with drills headed by their coaches. All kids followed as they were instructed. The drills also allowed each team to get to know each other as they shout out the names of their team members to whom they are passing the ball.

It was scorching hot at The Camp that day. But, it didn’t bother the children as they run, kick and laugh at the same time. We were asked to bring our own water, but Coffee Bean still provided us cold water to drink. It was hot and the cold water was just refreshing. They also provided us light lunch which is okay since the children kept on running, so heavy lunch is not advisable.

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After lunch, the friendly competition began.

It is so amazing how these young kids can really play well. Even the smallest ones are pretty good at it.

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While my kids were playing, of course, I was cheering on top of my lungs! Hahaha! Go Aeon! Go Zam! Kick the ball baby! You can do it! Awesome, right? Well, mommies are the first and number 1 fans!😆😆😆

At the end of the game, the yellow green team which if I am not mistaken is the matulungin team was declared as the champion. Nevertheless, everybody showed exceptional  skills during the game and everyone was given a medal.

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Overall, the event was outstanding.  My kids and I’m sure the rest of the kids who attended the event had a memorable experience through Coffee Bean’s initiative  and Gawad Kalinga.

Indeed, sports such as street football or just football is an effective way of teaching kids life skills and virtues such as discipline, punctuality and teamwork which SipaG Program aims to impart to kids of Gawad Kalinga Communities.

We went home with lots of stories to tell Dad. He wasn’t able to watch as he was a bit busy earning for our daily allowance although he wanted to watch as well. The pictures and videos I took gave him a glimpse of what happened together with the never-ending stories .👍

Let me take this opportunity to thank The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf for making us a part of this endeavor. And to the coaches for sharing your skills not just to my kids but to everyone who attended. My children are looking forward to the next event, CBTL! And I’m sure it will also be a hit!

Capping off the day with a groufie!😊

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Photo credits to CBTL. Groufie!

 

52 thoughts on “GK Cup: A CBTL football game!

  1. It’s great to see companies sponsoring these type of activities, I hope all year round they have free sports events and clinics. Maybe next time there’s going to be one where my eldest daughter can participate.

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    1. I admire CBTL for this kind of activities. It’s their way of giving back to the community. But, they don’t always have sports. I think the activity after the GK-Cup was the DIY notebooks that they donated to the less fortunate. Still worth the time.😊

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  2. My son is also plays soccer, and he loves it! I hope your children would continue doing sports. Sports is so underrated these days, and sadly, parents feel that academics are the only important thing.

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  3. Hi there,
    I love how your children are so game to smile for you in your photos and how clear your photos are! You’re a good photographer! Also I agree regarding education. It’s really expensive nowadays isn’t it? This is such a wonderful activity and I hope my kids can also join such an activity (free din hihi) in the future. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Start them young, I say. 🙂 It’s nice to see a lot of companies sponsoring events especially made for kids, most especially sports. Looks like a great game the kids had 🙂

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    1. I was really amazed how good the kids from Gawad Kalinga. Even the smallest can play and can keep up with the kids from IS. It was good game. Hopefully, there will be more companies that will also have the heart to sponsor the same activities in the coming days.

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  5. It’s always great to let your kids join activities such as these. When my son grows up, I will make sure I will let him join events like these kasi it promotes good social and mental health plus nae-exercise pa ang mga bata 😀 when I was still a kid pa kasi, my parents are strict. KAhit maglaro sa labas, sobrang higpit nila. Kailangan sa tapat lang kami ng bahay. Pag lumampas kami at nagalit sila, papapasukin na kami ng house. Haha

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  6. I used to work with a GK community’s sustainability while i handled Youth for Christ way way back. What a wonderful activity by CBTL! Projects like this one are great for fostering camaraderie with the kids. 🙂

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  7. My husband was a football player in HS, he’s a keeper. And he wants to influence my son of his love for football. I’d like that too, I’m sure soon enough he’ll learn more about football. For now, he knows nothing other than kicking the ball and goal. 😀

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  8. I am excited to bring my son to this kind of summer activities. I want him to engage in sports to keep him active and play with the other kids as well.

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  9. soccer is my son’s PE at school this school year. It looks fun and at the same time tiring. Ang dami namin laging baon na tubig.

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  10. I remember volunteering for Gawad Kalinga way back in college. It is fulfilling activity, knowing that you can help in your own little way. Good thing many companies are sponsoring activities such as this 🙂

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  11. What fun event and one that is perfect for the summer as well. It’s good to keep kids active and teach them life lessons along the way. I’m sure it was a memorable game for all of you!

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  12. These are great photos! The kids look like the are having such a good time and learning new skills. What a great event!

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  13. My son is a football player, he played in different football games in and out of the city. I made him explore everything with his passion in this sport. And kudos to CBTL for sponsoring such activity for the kids to enjoy.

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  14. I am with you when it comes to thinking about my kids being so active in summer & putting them in to outdoor activities as well. CBTL is doing a great job here & I am sure your kids had a great time with the football game.

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  15. I think it’s so great when kids play sports. My youngest daughter is thinking about joining a sport in the fall. I really hope that she does. There are so many to chose from too!

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