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Football With A Heart is back, bringing businesses, parliamentarians, football legends and local artists together for the cause

Raised a record donation of over $1 million for social good.Credit: Singapore Pool

Singapore, 26 November 2022 – On November 26, 2022, Our Tampines Hub hosted the 7th edition of the Executive Football Fundraising Charity Tournament “Football With A Heart” (FWAH).

Co-organized by Singapore Pools (Private) Limited, Football Association of Singapore (FAS) and Sport Singapore (SportSG) with grant partner Tote Board and venue partner Our Tampines Hub, FWAH is a force for social good. use sports. The event was celebrated by Tan Chuan Jin, Speaker of the Singapore Parliament.

This year’s FWAH 2022 raised a record amount of $1,051,000 through the Tote Board’s dollar-for-dollar donation matching.

Launched in 2012, FWAH is Singapore’s first and only football charity fundraiser established as a partnership between the private and public sectors to raise much-needed funds for the underprivileged. With support from 50 sponsors in various industries including banking, finance, hospitality, human resources, IT and telecommunications, his 5-a-side FWAH tournament was raised for the beneficiaries of this fundraiser. We are poised to hit another significant milestone in terms of value.

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On the day of the tournament, 40 corporate teams will put their skills to the test, as well as members of parliament, local artists such as Lee Nanxing, Shane Pow, Kok Wei Le, Ian Huang and Kele, formed by Ah Girls Go Army and ex-football legends International teams made special appearances, sparring each other and wowing the crowd with a celebrity tournament.

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All proceeds from the event will go to FWAH 2022 beneficiaries FAS Cares, Filos Community Services Ltd, GreenSG Collab Ltd., Heartware Network, iShine Cloud Limited and SportCares.

Commenting on how the funds raised will benefit the beneficiaries, Dr. Foo Fung Fong, Executive Director of Filos Community Services said: Your $50 of him goes a long way in supporting a child through monthly tuition, and $250 helps with her three months of necessities for a needy family. He would like to thank the organizers and donors of FWAH for building a stronger community together. ”

To date, over $5 million has been raised for 45 unique charities and social enterprises, including this edition. FAS Secretary General Yazien Buhari said: Singapore’s largest executive his football his charity fundraiser, his FWAH is a unique event that brings together various business entities in the spirit of friendly sporting competition to raise funds for those in need. As teamwork on the pitch is essential, we look forward to working with our longtime partner Singapore, his Pools, and his sponsors at each event to raise funds for the winners. increase. ”


Credit: Singapore Pool

“We are honored to co-host this established football charity fundraising event and are grateful that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to our philanthropic arm, SportCares. Continuing to empower sport for social development initiatives such as the Saturday Night Lights football program for young people exposed to malnutrition, SportCares, together with community partners such as the Singapore Pools, reaches more than 40,000 beneficiaries through sport. FWAH’s contribution will help build a stronger and more inclusive community,” said Lim Teck Yin, CEO of SportsSG.

“Like a football team that all work towards a common goal, Singapore Pools, together with like-minded partners such as the Football Association of Singapore, Sports Singapore, Tote Board and Our Tampines Hub, are generous in this endeavor. This unwavering commitment from all our partners and sponsors has enabled us to exceed our fundraising goals and contribute to the sports, youth development, sustainability, family and community bonding, and philanthropic sectors. ” said Lam Chi Wen, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Pools.

Corporate Communications Department
Singapore Football Association

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