The Ateneo de Davao University will be hosting the 5th Jesuit Athletic Meet (JAM) slated November 4-8.
Around 850 athletes and coaches from 8 participating Jesuit schools in both college and high school categories including 2 Jesuit schools in Luzon (Ateneo de Manila and Ateneo de Naga), 3 in Visayas (Ateneo de Iloilo, Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu and Loyola College of Culion) and 3 in Mindanao (Ateneo de Davao, Ateneo de Zamboanga and Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro) will be competing in the different sports tournaments.
The main objective of the JAM is to foster and strengthen relationships among the Jesuit schools through the field of sports. It aims to elevate standards both in hosting and participating in sporting events.
As part of JAM, there will also an Athletes’ Forum, in the hope to emphasize the value of a balancing both academics and athletics, with notable speakers sharing insights on the value of life outside sports.
It is the hope of JAM that the Jesuit mentored athletes and coaches in the Philippines will be ambassadors of one age-old ideal in sports – “mens sana in corpore sano,” a sound mind in a sound body.
The JAM has its origins in the mid 90’s and started as an all high school event with focus on basketball. Famous alumni of the 90’s JAM are Chris Tiu, TY Tang, Joseph Yeo, Enrico Villanueva, BJ Manalo, and Larry Fonacier.
Selected games during JAM 2016 will be streamed online at www.addu.edu.ph/jam2016.