This Monday at Torreon Gymnasium of the Sports Unitwere inaugurated School Sports Games for Basic Education in its state stage, in the Laguna Regionwith the presence of Governor of Coahuila, Miguel Ángel Riquelme Solís.
The disciplines in which they will be participating during these two days in seven different venues will be athletics, chess, basketball, badminton, baseball, soccer, hadball, taekwondo and volleyball.
In his speech, the governor commented that he is very pleased to return to sports, educational and cultural activities and expressed, “It was two years without this type of event, but today it is a great satisfaction to see them here. More than 1,500 athletes will be in Torreón and I want to give a round of applause to the parents of the children for all the interest, for all the effort they show”.
For its part, Roman Cepeda González, mayor of Torreónwas grateful to have such an important event for children in this city, he said.
The mayor assured, “I congratulate you for choosing the city of Torreón after the pandemic to hold events like this one, it makes me very proud. Today, more than 1,500 athletes and 180 coaches join us in an event that has to do with family and competitiveness. I just want to tell you: Welcome to Torreón, I wish you the best”.
Francisco Saracho Navarro, State Secretary of Education highlighted the presence of students, teachers, coaches and parents who made the effort to be in the Pearl of La Laguna.
“The last edition of the School Games was two years ago. When the pandemic started we put everything on pause and we didn’t have the opportunity to do them. We are preparing to compete and give our best”, shared the boy, Osvaldo Eliud Martínez Emilio, on behalf of all the athletes.
Those in charge of carrying out Honors to the Flag were students of the Technological Institute of La Laguna. Alina Garza Herrera, general director of the State Sports Institute of Coahuila (Inedec); Antonio Gutiérrez Jardón, federal deputy, and Jorge Alberto Salcido, undersecretary of Basic Education, among other state and municipal officials, athletes and parents.