Special Feature in SG Cares – Sports Changes Lives
Bali Sports Foundation (BSF) was founded in 2009 on the belief that sports changes lives. In 2011, BSF actively sought out other NPOs that provided support for persons with disabilities on potential areas for collaboration. This led BSF to consider disabled sports as a way of helping the most vulnerable in the community.
In 2009, Chris Pardey, joined as a founding trustee of BSF. Being a passionate sportsperson, Chris knew that sports had the potential to be an enabler for improving self-confidence, discipline and determination. Having lived and worked in Singapore for the past 11 years, Chris wanted the organisation’s contribution to be visible and impactful towards local communities. Chris Pardey even went one step further to incorporate the attributes displayed by a sportsperson such as performance, passion, humility and integrity, as core values in the organisation he worked at – RCMA Group.
RCMA Group now commits its employees as volunteers at BSF’s para-sporting events and hosts para-athletes that visit Singapore for sporting events. The Group believes that staff involvement in local communities is a valuable contribution. Their employees, who are quite often occupied with work, relishes the opportunities to contribute to a worthy cause.
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SG Cares is a national movement dedicated to support the goodwill of Singaporeans and guide them to better help those in need. Giving and kindness can take many forms; spontaneous, informal or organised. From daily acts of kindness to volunteering together with friends, colleagues, neighbours and others – every action matters. Together, we can all play a part, big and small, to make Singapore a more caring and compassionate home for all. This movement is co-led by National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre and National Council of Social Services under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. For more information visit https://www.sg/SingaporeCares