April 15, 2024

Team Lakay marks another milestone with the sta-ging of its 40th Grappler’s Cup on March 3 at the YMCA gym in Baguio City.

Expected to draw hundreds of participants, the event will also mark the first collaboration of Team Lakay and YMCA Baguio.

WEEKDAY GRIND — Team Lakay assistant coach Jaybe Ban-eg took a selfie with budding mixed martial arts fighters, as some of them will see action in the 40th Grappling Cup organized by Team Lakay in partnership with YMCA Baguio today, March 3. — Jaybe Ban-eg

It is the first pro-ject of the new set of officers of YMCA this year, spearheaded by president Dennis Basal, secretary-general Rev. Robert Baris Sison, and the directors, said Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao.

A memorandum of agreement signing between YMCA and Team Lakay after the event will also be held as both parties are set to stage two more tournaments later this year.

The event has long been a fixture of Team Lakay’s grassroots event, serving as a platform for emerging talents to showcase their skills and compete against some of the best grapplers in the region.

With its rich history and tradition, the tournament has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of grappling in the local mixed martial arts scene.

Partnering with YMCA for this landmark edition exemplifies Team Lakay’s commitment to reaching out to the grassroots level and providing opportunities for aspiring grapplers to hone their skills and compete on a larger stage.

By hosting the tournament at YMCA, Team Lakay aims to expand the reach of the sport and inspire more individuals to pursue their passion for grappling.

The event promises to be an electrifying showcase of talent, featuring competitors from across the region vying for supremacy in various weight divisions.

The partnership between Team Lakay and YMCA signifies a broader commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles and community engagement through sports.

Interested participants may contact Sangiao at 0966-174-0017. – Press release