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Team SportCares activates sport as a force for social good, by linking those in need with passionate volunteers and community-spirited donors through great sports programmes and life-skills workshops.
SportCares works to improve the lives of underprivileged children, youth-at-risk, needy seniors, people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities and the disadvantaged in our community.
SportCares is the first recommendation to be rolled out by Vision 2030: Live Better Through Sports and we made our debut at the Singapore Pools-organised "Football With A Heart", joining 28 corporate teams to raise money for good causes in the city.
Since our launch in late August 2012, SportCares has been featured at the Southeast Asia Unified Football Tournament, organised by Special Olympics, the Maybank Global Community Day and the AmCham Corporate Community Day.
With support from partners in the community and corporate sectors, SportCares has organised programmes and projects that have touched the lives of more than 5000 children and youth. While each programme has its unique characteristics, our mission has never varied: personal empowerment, social inclusion and bridging communities through sport.
SportCares’ mission to use sport as a force for social good has been exemplified through its flagship Saturday Night Lights (SNL) football programme. SNL has been officially launched SNL at Taman Jurong and ITE College Central, with the third edition running at St Wilfrid field and the fourth edition at Singapore Sports School. Through SNL, SportCares has been able to help more than 300 youths develop good values and a sense of purpose. With the success of SNL, SportCares has replicated the model to kick-start the CareRunners programme with a group of 10 runners at the Co-Curricular Activities Branch (CCAB), located off Bukit Timah.
SportCares helps to bridge communities through sports by linking underprivileged beneficiaries with passionate volunteers and community-spirited donors. Since its inception, SportCares has brought communities such as Taman Jurong, Henderson and Kembangan-Chai Chee grassroots, ITE College Central, Singapore Sports School, Changi Airport Group, Realmadrid Foundation Technical Academy Singapore and Seletar Country Club together with SportCares. The support from our partners has translated into critical funding for our programmes. SportCares has raised about $1.2 million dollars from the people and private sectors to help people live better through sport.
However, we have received support from our stakeholders in other, equally important, ways. Team Singapore athletes have generously volunteered their time to share their sport with the kids from SportCares. Since March 2013, the SportCares children and youth learned the basics of fencing, rugby, floorball, basketball, futsal, and sailing. They have taken part in events such as Milo Youth Triathlon, Canon Lion City Cup Arsenal Clinic, Real Madrid camp scholarships, Cold Storage Singapore International Triathlon, QPR Coaching Clinic, Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, SingaCup and Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore.
To promote volunteerism through sports, SportCares piloted our Young Mentors Programme (YMP), which teaches upper secondary and tertiary student leaders to use sport as a means of teaching values and character development to underprivileged children in primary schools. YMP has since worked with 233 student mentors and 216 children from eight schools.
Connect with us at the SportCares Facebook page to learn about our latest initiatives.
Want to help us do more?
We are looking for partners to help us fund-raise, develop and deliver programming to help people live better through sports.
You can join the SportCares Movement by volunteering your time and expertise, or by playing on Team SportCares. Find out how to join at our Facebook page.
We also accept donations made through www.sggives.org/sportcares (where all donations above $50 will generate a tax credit of 2.5 times the original amount for the donor).