After serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Potong Pasir for 27 years, former six-term MP Mr Chiam See Tong started the Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation on 9 March 2017.
He serves as the Patron-in-chief of the Chiam See Tong Sports Foundation.
The Foundation was officially launched in the Chamber of the Old Parliament House, a venue where Mr Chiam first took his oath as a Member of Parliament in January 1985 after winning the Potong Pasir seat at the 1984 General Elections.
Mrs Lina Chiam, who served one term as a Non-Constituency MP from 2011 to 2015, is also a Patron of the Foundation.
The objectives of the Foundation are as follows:
- To help build the character of children and youths from needy families through their participation in sports.
- To advocate on behalf of the value of sports for under-resourced children and youths in the community.
- To build key athlete, corporate, and community relationships that increase sport opportunities for under-resourced children and youths.
- To develop programmes and services to supplement and complement national initiatives for children and youth sports development in Singapore.
The Board of the Foundation will be chaired by former national swimmer and one-time world’s fastest over the 50m freestyle Mr Ang Peng Siong and co-chaired by Mr Jose Raymond, a Vice-President of Singapore Swimming Association.
The Foundation will aim to help children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds reach their sporting dreams.