350 brave participants stepped out bright and early on Saturday morning for Operation Broken Wing 2016 to raise $110,000 for REACH Community Services Society to benefit disadvantaged youths. Held on 15 October 2016, each athlete took part in a 15 minute Fight For Hope CrossFit workout where every rep earned donations for charity!
With athletes ranging from 7 to 72, and several Paralympian Powerlifters among them, the Singapore fitness community was well represented and there was lots to do in addition to the Fight For Hope CrossFit workout as sponsors laid on side challenges with battle ropes and squats keeping the donation tally ticking over.
Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Ms Grace Fu attended the event and participated in some of the workouts but special mention must go to Jet Ng, a teacher by day, who had a whopping 51 sponsors support his every rep for charity!
The head of Youth REACH Community services Joe Chan said: "The programmes really range from sports to arts to culture, and even casework and counseling. Why is it important? Well it's because these youths are in there for a reason. Eventually, they will be out in the community. So what we want to do is to help them transit out, reintegrate successfully back into the community and families."
- October 26, 2016
- Jonathan Kay