SYKES Philippines has once again gathered its employees yet not for work, but to have fun with their colleagues and families. Every year, it runs a Sports Fest and Family Day aimed at promoting camaraderie, unity among their people and supporting a healthier lifestyle.
This year, the SYKES Sportsfest theme was “Supremacy” with its Manila event held last May 5, 2018 at the huge Ynares Sports Arena and the day after, it was Cebu’s turn to show what they’ve got.
And so SYKES rolled out the big question “Who Will Reign Supreme?” Here are some back-to-back exciting happenings of the 2018 SYKES Sports Fest and Family Day.
It was a jampacked USP (University of the Southern Philippines) venue as thousands of SYKEsers joined Cebu Sports Fest and Family Day celebration that kicked off with a parade bannering RYBU Blue Lions, SG&A White Warriors, CSBU Red Transformers, DBBU Pink Panther, MLBU Green Stallions, JNBU Black Immortals, and AMBU Gold Eagles.
Green Concepts and Events,( can we avoid mentioning our suppliers as trhis is not their paid ad which organized the Cebu leg of the annual event, prepped up a grand entrance for Sykes Cebu Head and Vice President for Area Operations & Shared Services John Sneed.
Aboard a military jeep, Sneed came in joined by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)-Cebu and officially announced and declared open their Sports Fest and Family Day. The AFP-Cebu thereafter led a dozen an Army Dozen Exercise, which consisted of 12 easy yet helpful exercises, that served as a warmup for the day’s activities.
After a little glam, Cebu SYKEsers’ skills, speed and abilities were put to test with the Boot Camp games like Bypassing Security: Decoding Cryptic Spy Messages and Obstacle Course Race.
For the sports competitions, Sykes Cebu rallied for basketball, volleyball, table tennis, billiards, darts and DOTA.
In Manila, the Sykesers were also up for a whole day of fun activities with organizers coming up the first headdress competition dubbed “Crowning Glory”. It was a test of creativity with the teams having only recycled materials to use for the best headdress.
The Manila Sports Fest and Family Day was raining celebrities too. No less than Bb. Pilipinas Grand International Nicole Cordoves with UAAP and ABS-CBN Sports Anchor Martin Javier hosted the event.
Loud cheers greeted Jak Roberto who joined the revelry and delighted the crowd with a song number. In the later part of event, CCP Bobcats Cheerleading Team and the UST Yellow Jackets Drumline awed the audience with their heart-stopping stunts and more.
Sykes kids meantime enjoyed the inflatable area and there was a photo booth for every snap and selfie enthusiasts.
Other remarkable happenings during the Manila event were the lighting of the torch and the athlete’s oath-taking led by Director for Site Operations Red del Rosario. It was Senior Director for Support Services – APAC Shane Bates who officially declared their Sports Fest and Family Day open..
Sykes is a leading BPO (business process outsourcing) company in the country and among the first to put up a branch outside Manila . To date, it has employed over 15,000 talents and still growing nationwide.