Netball: Team Singapore players and media personalities raise $15,000 for AWWA
SINGAPORE – A charity netball match, featuring Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC Seah Kian Peng, media personalities, Team Singapore netballers, Deloitte partners and staff, has raised $15,000 for social service organisation AWWA.
The charity game was played at the Deloitte Pesta Sukan 2018 on Saturday (Aug 18) morning at Kallang Netball Centre.
Mr Seah was joined by Member of Parliament for East Coast GRC and Netball Singapore president, Jessica Tan, Philip Yuen (CEO of Deloitte South-east Asia and Singapore) and Lim Teck Yin, CEO of national sports agency Sport Singapore. The media personalities featured included Wong Li Lin, Kelly Latimer, Barbara Latimer, Duncan Elias, Steve Lai and Ross Sarpani.
The teams were captained by the national team’s vice-captain Charmaine Soh and wing attack Kimberly Lim, both of whom are Deloitte employees.
Through donations from Deloitte Pesta Sukan 2018 participants and proceeds from the charity match, a total of $15,000 was raised to help AWWA with the building of the new AWWA School that will be ready in 2022 to provide special education to 300 students aged 7 to 18 years old primarily with autism.
AWWA students were present to watch the charity exhibition match. They also tried their hands at shooting goals and learnt basic netball skills through a netball clinic conducted by the Deloitte netballers.
Ms Tan said: “The Deloitte Pesta Sukan continues to be the biggest netball carnival in our calendar and it is heartening to see over 100 teams participating for three consecutive years. It is even more so when the community comes together to raise funds for the underprivileged.
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