Friday, 4 December 2015

YMCA volunteer leader represents organisation in torch relay at the opening ceremony of the 8th ASEAN Para Games

The Torch Relay is one of the major milestones of the 8th ASEAN Para Games and YMCA of Singapore is proud to be part of this historic moment.

Volunteer leader Terence Khoo represented YMCA of Singapore as the torch bearer. “The biennale multi-sport event, ASEAN Para Games, is an amazing and wonderful sporting event whereby the participants’ abilities are celebrated and inclusiveness is enhanced. I’m extremely honoured and humbled to be given the opportunity to represent YMCA, an organisation that stands with the Games’ vision to develop the body, mind and spirit of the community, in the torch relay during the opening ceremony,” said Terence. "It was such an exhilarating experience to walk alongside the other torch bearers and volunteers,” he added.

A total of 16 torchbearers participated in the relay, during which the torch was passed alternately between a member of a sponsoring organisation and a volunteer, in a gesture recognising the significant contributions of both the corporate partners and the community. Terence was the fourth torch-bearer, walking the stretch along Bay East Garden before passing on the torch to representatives from MINDS. The 5.5 km walk took the contingent past Gardens by the Bay, Tanjong Rhu and into the Singapore Sports Hub Water Sports Centre, for the APG Opening Ceremony. 

YMCA of Singapore will be bringing over 175 individuals from Blue Cross Thong Kheng Home, Christian Outreach to the Handicapped, Handicaps Welfare Association, Kampong Glam Community Centre and MINDSville@Napiri to watch the Para Games over the next five days.

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