Team Posible Private Dinner
When it comes to inspirational stories of individuals overcoming tribulations, look no further than Mark ‘Aga’ Joseph Casidsid. He isn’t just the average runner — not by far. In fact, the daily ordeals that he faces due to his visual impairment dwarves the full and ultra marathons he has completed.
A Team Posible ambassador, Casidsid is extending his influence to those faced with similar challenges, through the help of the Primer Group of Companies’ Center for Outdoor Recreation and Expedition (CORE) as well as Recreational Outdoor eXchange (ROX).
In this particular program, Team Posible is led by the rock-solid tandem of Casidsid and Primer Group’s own Edgardo ‘Gado’ Pelingo Jr. who handpicked a number of mentors to oversee a total of 12 students — six males and six females — from the Philippine National School for the Blind.
For a period of three months, Team Posible, along with the select group of coaches, will work hand-in-hand with the special batch of students under an intensive program that aims to provide training.
On November 9, 2017, a private dinner was held within the confines of ROX in Bonifacio High Street to jumpstart the Team Posible Advocacy Project by allowing the coaches and students involved to interact and get acquainted with each other.
Some of the key personalities who were present at the said gathering were Team Posible’s own Aga Casidsid, CORE Manager Kristine Villaflor, and also the Philippine National School for the Blind’s Mary Ann Santelices — in lieu of school principal Cora Salvador — along with school coach Larnie C. Lebuna.
The program is truly a genuine initiative that would not just touch the lives of these 12 fortunate students, but it also plants the seeds that could elicit the idea of “paying it forward” among the participants in the future. If Casidsid can do it, so can these young and gifted students, and, eventually, those who are next in line. It is indeed a beautiful process.
Living an active lifestyle holds extreme importance that one’s goal of embracing such ways should not be hindered by any form of impairment — be it physical or otherwise. The only factor that is keeping one’s self from engaging in life-prolonging and enhancing activities is the individual itself.
All these perfectly align with the values that CORE upholds, making for one program that is fun, fulfilling, and promising all at the same time.