The Chiam See Tong Sports Fund (CSTSF) has signed up six national athletes across various sports as their outreach ambassadors in its “Believe in Sports” programme.
The CSTSF “Believe in Sports” programme was launched on 30 July with the following athletes named as Ambassadors.
- Kerstin Ong (national track and field athlete)
- Ng Hanbin (national basketballer)
- Matthias Yap (powerlifter)
- Matthew Yap (powerlifter)
- Kok Kiat Xuan (modern pentathlete)
- Siti Nurhaliza (floorball)
Apart from the newly appointed Ambassadors, the CSTSF also has within its Board former national athletes like swimmer Ang Peng Siong (chairman of the Board), national 100m sprint record holder UK Shyam, former swimmer and MMA fighter May Ooi and current middle-distance runner Goh Chui Ling.
Said national basketballer Ng Hanbin, “The CSTSF aims to help athletes who are under-resourced so that they can also become champions down the line.
“This is a cause which I identify with very strongly and would love to play my part to assist and inspire young athletes.”
Hanbin is a Southeast Asian Games medallist in basketball and picked up the bronze medal in both the 2013 and 2015 SEA Games events.
Launched in March 2017, the CSTSF has provided support to more than 35 athletes.
The CSTSF Ambassador programme is helmed by Board member Damon Yong, a sustainability and sports expert who was recently inducted into the Board of Management.
Said Yong, “The Ambassador programme will allow us to reach out to the youth from all kinds of backgrounds, across schools in Singapore.
“Sports unites across lines and It is our intent to use sports as a means to inspire the next generation of Singaporeans to become champions for Singapore.”
The CSTSF Ambassadors will be reaching out to youths and aspiring athletes through talks, online engagements as well as mentorship programmes.
More details of the CSTSF Ambassadors can be found on the CSTSF website.
Members of the public who wish to donate to the CSTSF can do so through the website as well.
Photo: Chiam See Tong Sports Fund