There are many grants and assistances available for elite sportspersons in Singapore. But the journey to be an elite sportsperson is an arduous one. Help, guidance and encouragement are required each step of the way for such sportspersons, but these may be in short supply – especially if you are young and from a disadvantaged family. Harsh realities of life, force many such amateur sportspersons to give up on their dreams of achieving sports excellence.
“My years as a sprinter was always filled with challenges, especially from a financial perspective. I was lucky that I had people around me like Uncle Peng Siong and Jose who were always around to provide help. It is important to give our young needy children a helping hand when they need it most, and it is our hope that become our national champions of the future.” – U K Shyam, Singapore’s 100m record holder and Board Director of the Foundation
Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation hopes to keep the flames of such individuals alive – hence our tagline, “WE BELIEVE IN YOU!”
We hope to roll out programmes and bursaries to benefit at least 100 sportspersons, in our first year.
Sundramoorthy, a 19-year-old youth who aspires to be a national footballer one day , is one such beneficiary of the Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation. He used to dream about owning his own football boots instead of having to always borrow a pair from his friends to play the sport. The Foundation helped fulfill his dream at our launch.
“For people like us who don’t have much funds to buy equipment, such things give us the motivation to carry on and chase our dreams. “Every footballer dreams of turning professional, and hopefully these boots will be the start of my dream to live up to my namesake (former national player V Sundramoorthy).” – Sundramoorthy
We invite you to partner us to keep such young athletes’ dreams alive!
If you would like to donate* to this worthy cause, you may write a cheque to: ‘CHIAM SEE TONG SPORTS FOUNDATION‘, and mail it to 28 Sin Ming Lane, 03-142, Midview City, Singapore 573972.
*Please include your name according NRIC, NRIC number, address, phone and email with your donation so that we can write you a proper receipt with an acknowledgment letter.