Go For Gold Philippines has opened the door of opportunity for those who wish to join its growing stable of accomplished athletes from a variety of sports.
Go For Gold godfather Jeremy Go announced on Tuesday that they have come up with a series of races where the top male and female competitors would be offered a contract to become a part of Team Go For Gold.
Go said these aspirants should compete in the six races that will be organized starting with the Go For Gold Sunrise Sprint-Cebu on April 28, a short distance triathlon featuring a 750-meter open-water swim and a 20km bike ride before finishing off with a 5km run.
“There is no shortcut toward success. But if your dream is to be part of Go For Gold Philippines, then this might be your time to shine,’’ said Go, vice president for marketing of Powerball Marketing and Logistics Corp., the spearhead behind the Go For Gold program.
After the race in Naga, Cebu, the next stop will be the Go For Gold SBR PH Aquaman at Vermosa Sports Hub on May 19 followed by the Go For Gold SBR PH Duaman in Nuvali on June 16.
Another Go For Gold Sunrise Sprint in Davao City on July 7 has been scheduled before winding it up with the Go For Gold SBR PH Triman-Clark on July 28 and the Go For Gold Sunrise Sprint-Subic on Nov. 4.
Go explained that the 10 fastest clockings in both men and women during the SBR races and the Go For Gold Sunrise Sprint open category would be rewarded with corresponding points according to their order of finish.
“This program aims to encourage more young individuals to pursue excellence through sports,’’ said Go during the press conference held at the Rudy Project at Uptown BGC in Taguig City.
He added the winners, which will be announced after the Nov. 4 race, will receive a professional contract worth up to P100,000 plus a Storck bike and a specially crafted Go For Gold trophy.
Aside from the men’s triathlon team, Go For Gold is backing the national athletes from cycling, sepak takraw, chess, wrestling, dragonboat and skateboarding.
Go For Gold has also thrown its support to the Philippine Air Force volleyball squad and has a pair of basketball teams in the PBA D-League and the San Juan Knights in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League.