What Do We Stand For
What Do We Stand For
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 Fund on 9 March 2017.
He serves as the Patron-in-chief of the Chiam See Tong Sports Fund.
The Fund 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 Fund.
The objectives of the Fund are as follows:
- To help build the character of children and youths from under-resourced 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 Fund is chaired by former national swimmer and one-time world’s fastest over the 50m freestyle Mr Ang Peng Siong and co-chaired by Mr Edmond Pereira, lawyer and President of Flash Athletic Club. Click here for a list of the Board of Management.
The Fund will aim to help children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds reach their sporting dreams.
The money that we raised goes towards the many beneficiaries that are with us. Annually we run outreach programs to raise awareness of the foundation as well as expose our athletes to the community. Aside from operating on minimal cost, other expenses come from subsidies administrative costs and other needs.
Funds raised over the years.
- 2017 – $290K
- 2018 – $30K
- 2019 till date – $200K
Chiam See Tong – Champion of Sports
Opposition MP Chiam See Tong sparred with the Government on an untypical topic – getting a team ready for the next (1992) Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
He challenged a reply from Minister of State (Community Development and Education) Dr Seet Ai Mee. She said Singapore would go through the “usual preparation”.
“The usual preparation is not good enough for me,” rebutted Mr Chiam.
Dr Seet parried his blow. She noted that Singapore was too small to produce many Olympic medallists.
“No excuse, No excuse!” shot back Mr Chiam.
-The New Paper, Pg. 8, 14 March 1989
Board of Management
The main people behind this sincere cause comes from different background bringing together the strength we all need.
Mr Ang Peng Song, BBM, Chairman
Mr James Martin Aruldoss, Director
Mr Leonard Thomas, Director