The day was filled with fun, challenges and memories of family bonding.

imageWith an aim to promote sports and family bonding, the Manila Ocean Park and Crispy Fry Breading Mix teamed up to make Fam-O-Lympics a true successful event last week.

A series of outdoor challenges tested the dexterity, wit, stamina and team work of six (6) teams/families or a total of 24 participants vied for the most coveted championship title.

Throngs of families trooped to the Manila Ocean Park to witness the opening ceremonies enlivened by young talents led by the Ramon Magsaysay High School Band. The main competition begun in afternoon, where players underwent three (3) rounds of various competitions to spot the best among the rest.

Christine Mae Castillo confessed that joining the Fam-O-Lympics was her idea and she’s happy to see that her husband and kids enjoyed their quality time together.

Arcturus, the head of the Catbagan family also shared that their team strategy was very discreet, each one knows what the other is thinking, which made them gained more confidence in overcoming each obstacle.

Everybody believed that team work is very important in the competition. Each member has a valuable contribution as each game requires different sets of skills and capabilities. In fact, the youngest contestant, 8-year old Julianna Leila Castillo proves to be very competitive in trying to conquer her matches.

In the end, Team 4 won the Fam-O-Lympics. Remoly Ortega recounted what has been their winning strategy, “The ‘buddy system’ that we formed among ourselves became handy in selecting the person or pair to best represent the team in each challenge. They also made me their team leader and I could not ask for more because all of them put their hearts and minds in accomplishing each task. Last but not the least, we prayed for safety, guidance and to win the Fam-O-Lympics.”

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Fam-O-Lympics champion team 4 with Ajinomoto Category Manager for Menu Seasoning Pen Alvina (2nd to the right) and Assistant Brand Manager Fedirick Manabat (left).

All teams received cash (the grand prize amounting to PhP 15,000), tickets to Manila Ocean Park Attractions, overnight accommodations at Hotel H2o and other gifts from the sponsors.

Other families also took part in games, parenting talks, cooking demonstrations and story telling that the event sponsors organized at the Concourse area of the Manila Ocean Park.

One activity was Crispy Fry’s 2 Minutes to Cash: Fried Chicken Eating Contest, which is a welcome treat to kids. Winners received up to PhP 5,000 pesos in cash and bags of products from Crispy Fry.

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Perfect treats for the whole family: Crispy Fry’s 2 Minutes to Cash offers a chance to enjoy CRISP-LY IRRESTIBLE! Fried Chicken and to win up to PhP 5,000 in cash.

Fam-O-Lympics was presented by Manila Ocean Park and Crispy Fry Breading Mix.

Manila Ocean Park is the all-season holiday destination within the city and is home to 10,000 marine life species indigenous to the Philippines and Southeast Asia. On the other hand, Crispy Fry Breading Mix is a product of Ajinomoto that guarantees the crispiness and yumminess of fried chicken; it comes in three variants – original, garlic and spicy.