The Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) raised P3 million for UST student-athletes during the sixth edition of the Rector’s Cup, a golf tournament for alumni.

The tournament took place on Feb. 12 at the Eagle Ridge Golf and Country Club in General Trias, Cavite. The funds raised from the event were handed over to the Institute of Physical Education and Athletics during a ceremony on March 18.

OAR Director Joreen Ricamora said the 2022 Rector’s Cup saw the highest number of participants since its establishment in 2016.

“We hope to increase the participation from our alumni through their engagement, increase sponsorship and honors, and ultimately increase the donation that we will be giving to our student-athletes,” she told the Varsitarian after the turnover ceremony at the Chairman George S.K. Ty Hall of the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. Building on March 18.

This year’s Rector’s Cup, which drew 280 players, nearly doubled the P1.7 million raised in last year’s tournament.

According to the Rector’s Cup committee, more than P18 million has been donated to UST student-athletes since the tournament’s inception in 2016.

The tournament was established by former UST rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. and conceptualized by alumnus Robert Sy. Its proceeds aim to raise funds to support student-athletes in the UAAP.

During enrollment, UST students are required to pay a P2,000 athletic fee and a P150 sports fee per semester to support student-athletes and sustain the sports facilities of the University.


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