Singapore Aquatics raises over $430,000 at 85th Anniversary Golf Fundraiser


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[SINGAPORE, 4 April 2024] – Singapore Aquatics (SAQ) raised over $430,000 for its 85th Anniversary Golf Fundraiser at the Tanah Merah Country Club Tampines Course on April 3. 

The fundraiser, graced by Guest-of-Honour Mr Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, and Olympic gold medallist Joseph Schooling, was supported by notable sponsors such as Modern Wealth Academy, Splash Productions and Kin., garnered tremendous support. 

The money raised will be allocated across four key areas – Grassroots Development, Development Pathways for the five aquatic sports, High-Performance Programmes, and a General Fund – for coach and staff development. 

Said Schooling: “Having experienced first-hand the life-changing impact of swimming, I firmly believe in the transformative power of aquatic sports. I hope that with this fundraiser, we can continue to empower and motivate everyone involved, including our athletes, coaches, and the swimming fraternity. Together, we can drive our aquatics community towards a brighter future.” 

Said SAQ President, Mark Chay: “With the Paris Olympics on the horizon, we want to make sure that our athletes heading up don’t just go there to make up the numbers but go on the world’s biggest stage and make a big splash. We can also do more to help bring the sport to the masses and institute programmes such as our Empowering Lives through Aquatics initiative, where we introduce water safety and aquatics to under-privileged kids.”

The funds raised will play a pivotal role in driving forward SAQ’s initiatives, including enhancing infrastructure and providing competitive opportunities for athletes ahead of major competitions such as the 2024 Paris Olympics and the 2025 World Aquatic Championships in Singapore. 

Credit: Singapore Aquatics

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