S’poreans Show Support For Team Singapore Ahead Of Beijing Olympics

SINGAPORE : With the Beijing Olympics just months away, Singaporeans from all walks of life are showing their support for Team Singapore.

Kicking off one such effort is the Singapore Sports Council’s Well-Wishing Campaign.

The Well-Wishing Campaign was launched by Community Development, Youth and Sports Minister, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, on Sunday.

The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) hopes to garner 100,000 well wishes through special postcards which can be obtained and dropped off at locations island-wide – including 22 McDonald’s restaurants, CapitaLand malls, the Samsung Flagship Store and at various SSC’s sports facilities.

There will also be a lucky draw for a trip for two to the Olympics, worth over S$6000.

The Council has also planned two Olympic-themed roadshows, to be held at the Jurong East Sports Hall on June 20, and the National Library on July 19.

Dr Balakrishnan said, “We want everybody to do their best, get their personal best. And if in that pursuit, they can also win a medal for us, that would really be a dream come true for us.”

Participants at the Samsung Inline Skating Festival at East Coast Park also showed their support for Team Singapore on Sunday.

They are encouraging the athletes by setting a new Singapore record for the most people in a 100-metre skating relay in 15 minutes.

The kids were skating for a cause – to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Foundation.

But the day ended on an happy note for all present, with a surprise birthday party for guest of honour Senior Parliamentary Secretary Teo Ser Luck. – CNA/ms

Channel News Asia

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