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As the Philippine University Games (UNIGAMES) took its permanent residence in the City of Dumaguete in 2016, Foundation University has continued to show support as the only partner academic institution of the annual national sports tourney among colleges and universities.

 

Themed “The Games that Brings us Together for Unity and Peace,” UNIGAMES 2017, was participated by 31 college and universities from all over the country who are set to compete in different disciplines namely: Sepak Takraw, Taekwondo, Basketball, Chess, Football, Lawn Tennis, Table Tennis, Athletics, Badminton, Swimming, Volleyball and Beach Volleyball. The games were opened on October 23, 2017 by the Dumaguete City Officials led by Mayor Felipe Remollo and the Board of Directors of UNIGAMES, Inc. Championships were held on October 28, 2017 in different sports venues in the city.

 

Foundation University, through its sports arm, the Institute of Youth Sports for Peace (IYSP), joined the City of Dumaguete and the Province of Negros Oriental, the UNIGAMES, Inc. and the Philippine Sports Commission in leading the 22nd UNIGAMES, headed by Coach Roger Bansuela who is also the current president of UNIGAMES Inc.

 

Aside from providing game venues for Volleyball, Taekwondo and Sepak Takraw, the University also sent its teams for the different sports events such as: sepak takraw, badminton, basketball, volleyball and beach volleyball.

 

By 2018, Foundation University will host the UNIGAMES, for the fourth time. In retrospect, FU has hosted the said national competition in 2000, 2002 and the latest, 2008. Foundation University garnered the highest number of awards among the partipating schools from the Visayas in 2010.

UNIGAMES is the only national sports competition that involves tertiary level institutions from all parts of the country. Since its inception in 1996 at the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City, it aims to bring together the collegiate varsity teams not just to compete but to foster camaraderie and fellowship among athletes, team managers, coaches and sports enthusiasts.