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Singapore Earns Rights to Host Micron Singapore World Para Bowling Tour Series for Second Consecutive Year

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The Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) today announced that Micron Foundation, the non-profit entity of Micron Technology, has pledged a $100,000 donation to its “Live the Dream” programme, enabling the advocacy agency to organise the World Para Bowling Tour Series in Singapore for the second time.

Singapore is the only host country to be given this honour, as previous hosts Hong Kong and Malaysia have been replaced by Thailand and Philippines in this second edition.

To be held from 24 to 27 July 2019 at Temasek Club, the Tour Series will benefit local and other international para bowlers in gaining precious sparring opportunities in the lead-up to the Asean Para Games, which will be held in January 2020. A number of countries are likely to use the event as a selection trial for the Asean Para Games, so a high standard of play and increased number of participants are expected.

In line with the Company’s commitment to invest in the communities in which it operates, Micron encourages its team members to volunteer, providing them with paid time off. Micron employees will support this year’s event in several capacities such as internal team liaison officers and lane marshals.

“Micron has a strong culture of giving back to the community, and our team members look forward to engaging with and supporting the tournament’s para athletes,” said Micron Vice President and Singapore Country Manager, Mr. Chen Kok Sing. “We have witnessed the tenacity and sportsmanship exemplified by the para athletes over the years, and we are delighted to play a role in helping them realise their potential.”

Micron’s donation backs a consistently growing community of para bowlers in Singapore. Every year, more than 40 new persons with disabilities are introduced to the sport locally. About 160 athletes with disabilities train and compete in bowling currently.

SDSC aims to use the event to increase public awareness of disability sports. Members of the public, corporations and schools will be invited to try bowling blindfolded and seated to test their skills and understand how individuals overcome disabilities to pursue the sport.

Mr. Kevin Wong, President of Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC), said that “We are very thankful to Micron’s continued support in sponsoring us to organize the World Para Bowling Tour Series. The competition not only brings together para bowlers from all walks of life in Singapore, it also provides an opportunity for Singaporean athletes to interact with their peers from abroad.”

Micron’s donation will go beyond benefitting the sport of para bowling in Singapore, inspiring more persons with disabilities to participate in other para sports, such as rugby. Micron funds will also be used to help fund SDSC’s first campaign video.

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Singapore Sports School Para Games Ups Competitive Landscape for Disability Sports Sector

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  • Singapore Sports School Para Games to create new sporting opportunities for persons with disability
  • Over $70,000 raised by Singapore Sports School’s student-athletes for disability sports
  • About 300 participants to take part in 6 disability sports

Three years of partnership with “Singapore Sports School” has positively impacted the disability sports sector locally. The school is organising the ‘Singapore Sports School Para Games’ on 30 June 2018 which will enable persons with disabilities to be more competitive in their athletic journey. Over 300 participants are expected to take part in six sports, namely: athletics, badminton, powerlifting, swimming, table tennis, and tenpin bowling. Guest-of-honour Mr. Kon Yin Tong, Deputy Chairman of Sport Singapore, will be present to welcome all participants at the Opening Ceremony.

Mr. Kevin Wong, President of Singapore Disability Sports Council, shares, “We hope that this event will generate a buzz among our young athletes, inspiring them to take up a sport competitively and know that quality competitive exposure is available in the local arena.”

In a bid to build an inclusive sport eco-system in the local arena, over 100 Year Two and Three Sports School student-athletes will be involved in facilitating the event as competition officials and in other supporting roles.

To build camaraderie amongst all sportsmen, Sports School’s school-wide Values in Action initiative ‘Project Champions Way’ brings student-athletes and staff together to raise funds for two beneficiaries, SDSC and Special Olympics (SO). A total of $70,000 was raised over six months in 2018 – a tremendous feat by Sports School.

“Singapore Sports School has been privileged to partner Singapore Disability Council and Special Olympics Singapore through Project Champions Way since 2016. Project Champions Way is a school-wide Values in Action initiative for our student-athletes to give back to the sport community. The Project raises our student-athletes’ awareness to the needs of athletes with disabilities,” said Mr. Tan Teck Hock, Principal of Singapore Sports School.

 

Details of Singapore Sports School Para Games

Date: 30 June 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 8.30am – 4pm
Venue: Singapore Sports School, 1 Champion Way Singapore 737913
Guest-of-Honour: Mr. Kon Yin Tong, Deputy Chairman of Sport Singapore


About Singapore Disability Sports Council

Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) is the national body championing and providing access to sports for persons with disability in Singapore. It aims to help persons with disability live better, by engaging in sports as a form of rehabilitative therapy, or as a means to realise their potential. Besides providing platforms for the learning of sports, SDSC trains talents to represent Singapore at regional and international competitions. Find out more at www.sdsc.org.sg.

 

About Singapore Sports School

Singapore Sports School is the premier sports school with an international reputation for excellence in student-athlete development. We are established as a Specialised Independent School, offering academic and focused sports training to aspiring and talented student-athletes who aim to be Singapore’s sports champions. We nurture Learned Champions With Character through world-class youth sports development, academic rigour, character excellence and organisational excellence. We encourage the values of respect, integrity, responsibility, excellence and resilience.

Strong finish for Team Singapore Boccia athletes on final day of competition

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Team Singapore came agonizingly close to a gold medal on the final day of competition at the Tiger Balm Singapore Boccia Open 2018. spexScholar Toh Sze Ning and Aloysius Gan narrowly missed out on the top prize in the BC3 pairs category. Having already secured 2 wins yesterday, the duo played their final match today against Koreans Woo Jeongmin and Kim Deubora. Initially down by a score of 0-2, Toh and Gan clawed their way back to seize a 3-2 advantage but eventually lost 3-4.

The defeat enabled Woo and Kim to clinch gold for Korea, while Toh and Gan won silver. Bronze went to another pair of Team Singapore athletes, Gareth Ho and Desmond Lam, who performed well even though this is the first time that they are playing in a regional event.

Despite losing to the Koreans, Toh, who was the captain, was heartened by the day’s proceedings. “This is the first time we played together. We played well together.”

In the other categories, regional boccia powerhouse Thailand muscled their way to the gold medals.

 

Results:

Medal List for Pair BC3

Gold: Woo Jeongmin & Kim Deubora (KOR) Silver: Toh Sze Ning & Aloysius Gan (SGP) Bronze: Gareth Ho & Desmond Lam (SGP)

 

Medal List for Pair BC4

Gold: Larpyen Pornchok & Suksrithong Paweena (THA) Silver: Chan Siew Gek & Aaryll Ryan Das (SGP)

 

Medal List for Team BC1/2

Gold: Huadpradit Witsanu, Deemak Natthawut & Saengampa Worawut (THA) Silver: Honseng Will Yien Cliff, Teri Dale Adelric & Mustafa Mohd Shahrul Rafiq Maula (MAS)
Bronze: Kim Dohyun, Lee Jaewon & Shin Wooseob (KOR)

 

 

Held at Heartbeat@Bedok, the 4-day event organized by the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) was sponsored by Tiger Balm. A victory ceremony was held at Kallang Wave Mall to celebrate the athletes’ achievements. “Kallang Wave Mall at the Singapore Sports Hub is a strong supporter of all sporting events to help foster an all-inclusive and caring community. We are proud to be the official mall partner for the Tiger Balm Singapore Boccia 2018 Award Ceremony,” said Judy Wee, general manager of Kallang Wave Mall.

 

 

For media enquiries and interviews, please contact:

Stefanie Pitchian
Corporate Communications Executive M: 81574165
Email: stefanie.pitchian@sdsc.org.sg

 

Photos can be found at https://bit.ly/2J1w2a7
Daily results will also be regularly updated on SDSC’s website


About Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC)

Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) is the only organisation in Singapore that caters to sports for persons across all kinds of disabilities, over 20 sports. It aims to help persons with disability lead full and independent lives through sports. Besides providing sporting opportunities for them to realise their potential, SDSC trains talents to represent Singapore and pursue excellence at regional and international competitions.

More information at www.sdsc.org.sg

 

About Tiger Balm

Tiger Balm is committed to delivering health and wellbeing through proven oriental wisdom. We believe no one should let aches and discomforts get in the way of leading a full and active lifestyle. With a unique herbal formulation that has over 100 years of proven success in 100 countries, Tiger Balm’s world renowned ointment is one of the world’s leading and most versatile topical analgesic brand. Combining age-old tradition with modern innovations, Tiger Balm continues to create dedicated solutions for specific symptoms to add on to its range of formats and formulations.

Haw Par Corporation is the owner of the iconic Tiger Balm Brand. More information at www.hawpar.com and www.tigerbalm.com

0.53s difference to silver: TeamSG finishes the Singapore International Para Cycling Cup with 1 Gold and 2 Bronzes

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Following last year’s inaugural success, Singapore International Para Cycling Cup (SIPC) boasted a turnout of 42 cyclists from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Romania and India. This year saw a significant growth from two countries – Singapore and Malaysia – previously. The SPIC 2018 was the first local cycling race to be sanctioned as C1 by Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the International Federation for the sport of cycling and it also marked the first time that Trikes – a type of bicycle for persons with lower body immobility – was raced locally. Athletes vied to clock best timings and acquire points to qualify for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

 

The athletes had to navigate the 1.7km circuit along Cecil Street and Robinson Road, completing a total 10.2km to 20.4km according to their race category. An adrenaline-filled race, the Women’s Tandem saw a close fight for placing. With a 53 milliseconds difference between the second and third placing for the category, Singaporeans Emily Lee and Sarah Tan came in third with a time of 33:55.78.

 

Not deterred by the time difference, Emily Lee shares. “We are happy with our results. Despite the rain, we did well. The competition today casts an important spotlight on para cycling and I hope that more people will come out and support the team as we train towards the Asian Para Games 2018”.

 

 

Photos can be found at https://bit.ly/2ITMeKF

Official results can be found here, dated 27 May 2018.

 

 

Contact

Stefanie Pitchian

Corporate Communications Executive

M: 81574165

Email: stefanie.pitchian@sdsc.org.sg


About Para Cycling Federation of Singapore

Para Cycling Federation Singapore (PCFS) formerly known Handcycling Association of Singapore is a non-profit national disability sports association. PCFS is dedicated to the development of athletes with disabilities to take up cycling as a form of rehabilitation and leisure. PCFS has taken up an active leadership role, fostering and preparing teams to participate in local and international competitions.

 

 

About Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC)

Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC) is the only organisation in Singapore that caters to sports for persons across all kinds of disabilities, over 20 sports. It aims to help persons with disability lead full and independent lives through sports. Besides providing sporting opportunities for them to realise their potential, SDSC trains talents to represent Singapore and pursue excellence at regional and international competitions. More information at www.sdsc.org.sg