Some 1, 500 athletes from 31 colleges and universities converged at the City Hall Quadrangle yesterday for the formal opening of the 23rd edition of the National University Games (October 21-28).

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo led local dignitaries including Councilors Lilani Ramon and Michael Bandal, Sangguniang Kabataan officials headed by Federation President Danni Tolentino, UNIGAMES President Roger Banzuela and special guest Peter Cayco President of Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas and Arellano University urged the athletes to give their best but always observe the values of a true sportsman.

Unigames convenor and Assistant City Administrator Dr. Dinno Depositario said that the athletes will compete for top honors in 5 sports events for men and women namely: basketball, volleyball, football, athletics and beach volleyball.