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Back to the 80’s: DLSU’s first GC

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We are the champions.

DLSU held a thanksgiving night and commemorated its athletes with an 80’s-themed variety show, clad with celebrity appearances at the Henry Sy Sr. Hall (HSSH) grounds as part of the University’s Animo Year-end Thanksgiving celebration for DLSU’s first UAAP General Championship.

The concert drew several hundred DLSU athletes, students, and alumni attended the event.

Clad in afros, patterns and neon ensembles, DLSU’s various sports performed 80’s dance medleys and song covers of the decade’s greatest hits. La Salle Dance Company Street (LSDC-Street) and Inner Soul ended the night with special numbers.

La Salle alumni musician Gary Valenciano, composer Dingdong Avanzado and singer Ogie Alcasid captured the audience with 80’s medleys as they reminisced of their days at DLSU. Topping off the event, alumnus Juan Miguel Salvador and The Authority Band performed a twist on DLSU’s Alma Mater hymn and his rendition of 80’s rock songs.

In the afternoon prior to the concert, students participated in the Battle of the Champions, a game event and athlete fashion show, which gave them the opportunity to meet, greet and hold photo opportunities with the athletes. A mass was also held in thanksgiving.

Hosted by Chico and Delmar, the concert kicked off at around 7 pm with video homages to DLSU’s different sports teams.  Dean of Students Affairs Fritzie Ian De Vera gave her welcome remarks, coupling the dedication with a special video message from DLSU President and Chancellor Br. Ricardo Laguda. Vice Chancellor for Lasallian Mission and Alumni Relations Br. Bernie Oca FSC and Sir Nong Calanog headed the recognition rites.

By Michelle Sta Romana

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