On September 26, heavy rains brought by typhoon Ondoy (international code name Ketsana) pounded the Philippines, which resulted in massive flooding of its capital and some low-lying provinces not seen in 40 years. The resulting deluge claimed the lives of 140 people and has affected more than 400,000 individuals after high floodwaters gobbled houses and cars. The figures are expected to climb higher as rescue efforts continue. In response to this humanitarian crisis, the Philippine Badminton Club-Arcadia (PBCA) will be holding a tournament this coming Saturday (October 4) at 6:00 o’clock in the evening, entitled “Play for a Cause: Help Philippine Flood Victims,” at the Arcadia Badminton Club (ABC), which is also a co-sponsor of the event. In our own small way, we hope to raise funds from the entry fees to be generated from the tournament. These will in turn be turned over to a reputable institution that is undertaking relief efforts in the Philippines. The tournament details are as follows: 1. Categories: men’s doubles, ladies doubles and mixed doubles. 2. Class: A,B,C & D. 3. A player can only play in one category; no crossing over. 4. Entry fee: $10.00. 5. Tournament call time: 5:30 PM. 6. 30-point game. The first to reach 30 points wins. 7. Sudden-death elimination system. Finals will be best of three sets, with the last set at 15 points. The first reaching 15 points wins. No prizes will be awarded and participants are expected to take care of their own shuttlecocks and refreshments since this is purely a charitable event and we hope to maximize the entry fees to be collected in donating them to flood victims. Certificates of appreciation will be given to all participants. What better way to play and enjoy badminton by at the same time helping others in their moment of crisis? Let us unite and extend our helping hands!