UAAP HOST ATENEO COMMEMORATES SEASON 82 THROUGH YEARBOOK
Despite the halted UAAP Season 82, host Ateneo still decided to release an interactive yearbook showcasing athletes’ pictures during last year’s season.
UAAP Season 82, so far is the shortest season of the collegiate league’s history due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, Ateneo was still able to capture those short-lived moments through Shift Interactive’s website.
“The year 2020 turned out to be a year like no other. Not only did it affect student-athletes, coaches, and the staff of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, but the rest of high school, collegiate, and professional sports. Needless to say, it was an unprecedented time for the entire world,” said UAAP Season 82 President Emmanuel Fernandez of Ateneo.
“For Season 82 of the UAAP, what started out as an exciting season turned out to be the shortest one in recent history. However, it will also be remembered for the amazing performances displayed by our most promising student-athletes,” he continued.
And just as expected, the yearbook showcased the games during Season 82 from pictures to videos from September 2019 until March 2020.
But what makes the yearbook special is that it also featured the good athletes-samaritan and league’s officials who extended a helping hand to the Filipinos.
Moreover, featuring the eight members of the UAAP was not enough as the yearbook gave spotlight too on student-athletes that took the dominion on Philippine tri-colors in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.
And with the Ateneo’s released yearbook, Fernandez left a message connecting Season 82’s theme— “All for more”— into today’s happening that whatever happens, we must still thrive and look for the better.
“But we say to this pandemic, we say to the world, we say to the dark forces that are about these days—ALL FOR MORE. This will always be our rallying refrain,” the message said.
“We say MORE. We still say MORE, never just less, never just good, always for the better choice, always the greater fight. All For More,” Fernandez concluded.