Singapore Pools i-SHINE volunteers, together with the Singapore Recreation Club, and the Football Association of Singapore proudly launched an executive football charity fundraiser, 'Football with a Heart' (FWAH), on 18 June 2012. Mr Teo Ser Luck, Minister of State for Trade and Industry was the Guest-of-Honour for the launch event.
FWAH, an executive football charity fundraiser, reinforces the commitment of Singapore's major companies to sports in consonance with Sports Vision 2030, while raising much needed funds for six charities - Apex Harmony Lodge, Bo Tien Welfare Services Society, CARE United, Jamiyah Children’s Home, President's Challenge 2012, and Ren Ci Hospital. His Excellency Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam is the Patron of FWAH.
FWAH aims to raise $250,000 for the six charities. The event is fully funded by the three organising partners. SRC has offered the iconic Padang as the venue for the event while FAS will run the Tournament.
Apart from the friendly 5-a-side football tournament among the 28 teams, a team comprising Members of Parliament will spar with a team of business personalities from the Singapore Business Federation, the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises in an exhibition match.
On the side, a fun-filled family-oriented carnival would be organised from 8 am to 4 pm for the enjoyment of family, friends and colleagues who turn up to support the players. The day’s event would culminate in a gala dinner, graced by President Dr Tony Tan, where the winning team would be announced and donation cheques would be presented to six charities.