Singapore Swimming Association unveils charity programme

The Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) has unveiled a programme to help underprivileged children.

The Aquatics Heart and Hope charity programme is based on the results of its athletes at the upcoming SEA Games in Myanmar.

The programme will see donations from a sponsor for each medal won by swimmers, divers and the water polo team.

The SSA’s sponsor – Osim International – has pledged S$2,000, S$1,000 and S$500 for each gold, silver and bronze medal.

Under the programme, 70 per cent of the money will go to a fund to help children from low-income families.

The remaining money goes to SSA.

SSA executive director Edwin Ker says he hopes the programme will give renewed meaning to winning medals for Singaporeans.

Mr Ker said he hopes the programme will continue beyond the SEA Games, with more sponsors coming on board to support Singapore’s athletes while championing various good causes.

Source: CNA