Fundraising is a vital aspect of the University of Baguio (UB), recognizing and supporting the remarkable contributions made by employees, student organizations, and stakeholders within the local and global communities. In line with this commitment, the RDC-ECOS organized the UB Bikers event, a fundraising activity that not only aimed to generate financial support but also foster physical and mental well-being by promoting a healthy lifestyle.
The primary beneficiary of the event was the Visually Impaired Production and Progressive Dreamers Organization, which would receive the proceeds as additional capital for the purchase of raw materials for their livelihood activities. Furthermore, funds would be allocated to the adopted barangay and schools for the purchase of project materials for ECOS activities in the next semester.
The UB Bikers event witnessed the enthusiastic participation of 39 bikers, including members from various biking organizations in the City of Baguio. The presence of Baguio City Mayor, Benjamin B. Magalong, further bolstered the event’s significance and showcased the community’s support. Mayor Magalong actively participated in the biking activity, reinforcing the message of unity and community engagement.
What made the event even more remarkable was the inclusion of kids and teenagers from the University’s elementary and high schools who shared a passion for biking. The event served as an opportunity for these young enthusiasts to showcase their skills and foster a sense of camaraderie among the diverse participants. Additionally, UB alumni proudly joined the biking activity, reinforcing the strong bond between the university and its graduates.
To ensure the safety and well-being of all participants, a dedicated team was deployed throughout the event. Personnel from the UB Security Office, ROTC members, a medic team from the School of Nursing, and police personnel from the BCPO-Traffic Management Unit were stationed at different water stations along the route. Their presence not only ensured the smooth operation of the event but also provided assistance and monitoring to the bikers.
In addition to the biking activity, the event also featured a Zumba session called “Zumba with a Generous Heart,” which saw an impressive participation of 134 individuals from different schools and offices within the university. Led by Mr. Oliver Cabarubias, this lively session promoted fitness, fun, and a shared commitment to making a difference.
For those who were not biking enthusiasts, alternative activities were available. Tote bags and eco bags were sold, offering a sustainable and practical option for faculty and students to contribute to the cause. Pledge forms were also distributed, allowing participants to donate directly and show their support for the fundraising efforts.
The UB Bikers event would not have been possible without the generous support of sponsors. Town’s Pizza, together with Engr. Eleazer Demayo of the University of Baguio Alumni Foundation Inc., sponsored the event, demonstrating their commitment to the betterment of the community and the success of this meaningful initiative.
The UB Bikers event served as a testament to the university’s dedication to both philanthropy and the well-being of its members. By combining the promotion of a healthy lifestyle with the spirit of giving, the event brought together individuals from various backgrounds to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Through their participation and support, the participants of the UB Bikers event embodied the values of UB and exemplified the power of collective action in creating meaningful change.