SINGAPORE — Here is a round-up of sports events and developments in Singapore in the past week (28 September – 4 October):
Edwin Tong pledges more relief measures for sports sector
The Chiam See Tong Sports Fund’s “Live For Sports” virtual fund-raising dinner collected more than the targeted $125,000 for under-resourced athletes on Friday (2 October).
During the event, guest-of-honour Edwin Tong, Minister of Culture, Community and Youth, said that his ministry is working on more relief measures for the sports sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which will be on top of Sport Singapore's package of measures worth about $23 million announced in June.
“The most important thing we can do is to chart a path towards a safe resumption of activities. This is the best way to support livelihoods, and allow our athletes to do what they do best – train and compete,” he said during the fund-raising dinner.
Love Is Hope raises $33k for Children Cancer Foundation
About 400 participants took part in a virtual charity workout session “Love Is Hope” on Sunday (4 October), led by 26 fitness instructors and 16 youths from SportCares, the philanthropic arm of Sport Singapore.
The event was graced by Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, as well as East Coast GRC Member of Parliament Tan Kiat How and Sport Singapore chief executive officer Lim Teck Yin.
The charity drive has raised more than $33,000 for the Children Cancer Foundation since its launch on 7 September. It will continue accepting donations until 8 October, and the public may make a donation here.
Activities at Singapore Sports Hub in October
Singapore Sports Hub has lined up a series of sports and wellness events in October to encourage the public to stay fit and active amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The SupaFresh Dance Movement – Weekend Plus dance fitness classes will be held every Saturday from 9am to 10am from 10 October, offering the public a fun alternative to aerobic workouts. Together with SuperTrail Weekend Speed Walk & Dash, these are the two latest additions to the slate of Experience Sports Programmes at the Hub.
In conjunction with World Mental Health Day on 10 October, the Sports Hub will be running the Yoga Vibes and Wellness Day with a full-day line-up of outdoor yoga sessions by celebrity practitioners Denise Keller, Sara Wee, and Dawn Sim. Registration is required for the sessions.
The Sports Hub will also be launching a 90-minute Athletes’ Backyard Guided Tour, where participants can rediscover the history of sports, arts and heritage around the Hub, including some of the heritage trail markers along the Riverside Walk. The tour will be available October on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, at 10.30am and 2pm. Pre-booking is required.
SDSC gets $20k donation from Aston Martin Owners Club S’pore
The Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) announced on Tuesday (29 September) that it has received a donation of $20,000 from the Aston Martin Owners Club Singapore.
Since the club was formed in 2008 by a group of Aston Martin owners, it has supported SDSC – offering victory parades atop their cars for triumphant returning Paralympians and organising fundraisers.
“We are very grateful to the AMOSC for their stellar support over the years. With the donation, SDSC will continue to do more to support our athletes and we hope to encourage more persons with disabilities to take a leap of faith to pursue sport,” said SDSC president Kevin Wong.
Lincoln Chee re-elected as S’pore Sailing Federation president
The Singapore Sailing Federation has re-elected Lincoln Chee, 56, as its president after its virtual annual general meeting on Tuesday (29 September).
Newcomers in the executive committee include 2006 Asian Games champion Roy Tay (vice-president) and 2005 SEA Games champion Tok Lee Ching (deputy treasurer). The committee will serve until 2022.
Midea named official sponsor for 2020 AFF Suzuki Cup
Consumer appliances company Midea announced on Wednesday (30 September) its official sponsorship of the 2020 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) AFF Suzuki Cup.
As the official sponsor of the tournament, the Midea brand will be prominently featured on perimeter advertising boards, in-stadia television commercials, the tournament’s digital channels and on official tournament collaterals.
The AFF Suzuki Cup will be held from 11 April to 8 May next year, following the postponement of the tournament this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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