Get Involved in the 8th ASEAN Para Games!

Organisers of the 8th ASEAN Para Games (APG) are pulling out the stops to get Singaporeans involved in the multi-sports event, and turn out in force to cheer on Team Singapore’s 166-strong contingent competing in the Games from 3 to 9 December.

The Singapore ASEAN Para Games Organising Committee (SAPGOC) kicked off a series of community engagement initiatives today (13 Oct) to mark the 50-day countdown to the Games, which will see about 1,400 athletes from 11 countries competing across 15 sports.

The “Get RED-Y” movement will see cheer kits comprising a Team Singapore temporary tattoo and cheer card handed out to 100 schools, with housing estates, community spaces and ActiveSG centres, buses and MRT trains also dressed up with APG banners and posters of the athletes.

Members of the public can also do their part by sewing and decorating heart-shaped mini cushions for the Nila plush toys to be given to all 3,000 athletes and officials.

The APG Experience Tour will also allow individuals, schools and companies to experience some of the sports first-hand, catch the action “live” at the venues, and participate in the APG Carnival at the Sports Hub.

Social media will also feature prominently in the campaign, with a music video featuring athletes premiering on SAPGOC’s social media platforms.

Entry to all events at the APG are free.

Sources: “Get behind Team Singapore, ASEAN Para Games, public urged”, “MRT option shows people with disabilities ‘can be part of system’” (TODAY Online, 14 Oct 2015)

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