WEEKLY ROUND-UP: Sports happenings in Singapore (4-10 May)

Chan Kam Ling (left), mother of athletics and swimming Special Olympics athlete Jeremy Yeo, with the P&G care packs. (PHOTO: Proctor & Gamble)
Chan Kam Ling (left), mother of athletics and swimming Special Olympics athlete Jeremy Yeo, with the P&G care packs. (PHOTO: Proctor & Gamble)

SINGAPORE — Here is a round-up of sports events and developments in the past week (4-10 May):

ASEAN Para Games cancelled

The 10th ASEAN Para Games has been cancelled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis that has swept the region, as well as funding withdrawal from the Philippines Sports Commission (PSC).

The Games had already been postponed twice, from January to March and then to October.

Singapore’s para athletes were disappointed by the cancellation. Nonetheless, national boccia athlete Nurulasyiqah Taha remains optimistic and said, “Let's all do our part and focus on staying healthy during this period. I look forward to seeing ASEAN athletes come together stronger at the next Games, which won't be too far away.”

P&G care packs for mothers of Special Olympics athletes

Procter & Gamble (P&G), together with NTUC FairPrice, celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday (10 May) by supporting mothers of athletes with Special Olympics Singapore with care packs.

As part of P&G’s Thank You, Mom campaign, 500 care packs worth $50,000 were delivered to the homes of the athletes’ mothers. The packs include personal care items such as First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream and sanitary pads, and essentials like rice, cooking oil, milk, noodles, and more.

In addition to the care packs, P&G also donated $20,000 to Special Olympics Singapore to ensure that the athletes and their families continue to receive support throughout the year.

Evolve MMA launches live Zoom classes

Evolve Mixed Martial Arts academy has launched its EVOLVE Live Zoom Classes, with interactive classes led by its world-class coaches in muay thai, boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, mixed martial arts, and WarriorFit strength and conditioning.

Interested attendees can sign up for a complimentary 30-minute trial class, and will have access to the wide array of daily classes to attend.

All proceeds from the EVOLVE Live Zoom Classes will be donated to Boys’ Town Home, a charitable institution focused on helping troubled children and orphans who have been forgotten by society.

Star Wars Virtual Run rescheduled to start on 15 June

In light of the COVID-19 situation and in line with additional precautionary measures implemented by governments around Southeast Asia, The Star Wars Virtual Run 2020 was rescheduled to begin on 15 June instead of 4 May.

Participants will now clock-in their distances between 15 June and 30 September.

All registered participants will be notified via their email address used during registration, and all slots will remain valid during the rescheduled dates. Details on the shift in dates can also be found on the Star Wars Virtual Run website and MOVE by LIV3LY app newsfeed.

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