In the season of giving, RCMA Group & iSwitch sponsored 3 athletes from Indonesia to travel to Singapore to participate in the 1stInternational Boccia Challenge between Singapore and Indonesian Team. The competition took place on Friday 1st December 2017 in Millenia Walk as part of the Giving Week 2017. Giving Week was the perfect setting for this event as it is a national movement that encourages people to give back by donating and participating in events. On the boccia court, the youngest player from Bali Sport Foundation Indonesia (“BSF”), Karmen, won the BC4 competition. BSF’s other players Ketut placed 3rd, and Nyoman 4th. Sharizan from Singapore won the BC5 competition. Overall, the Singapore team won the competition, but the game was very close with each team winning 2 ends.
On Saturday 2nd December 2017, the players were part of a boccia demonstration at the Sports Hub Community Play Day. Apart from Boccia they also participated in a line-up of activities from games, fitness, massage, workouts, group classes, and performances which made it a very fun and exciting day. The BSF team beat the Singapore team in the competition, who were all international players. The BSF team represented by BC4 players had an advantage on this occasion given that the Singapore Team were represented by BC1, BC2, and BC5 players.
The athletes ended the trip with some sightseeing around the city by visiting the Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, and the Merlion. For all of the athletes, it was their first time travelling outside of Indonesia.
In RCMA and iSwitch, social responsibility is a core value which is why it was such a pleasure to be able to provide this opportunity to support the disabled athlete program from Bali Sports Foundation.
We would like to thank Giving Week for the opportunity to be a part of such an inspiring event, to Millenia Walk for the venue space, and to the Singapore Sports Hub for providing the platform to bring awareness to the disabled and the sport of boccia.