by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor
Notably, Lim Swee Say, Minister of Manpower was the guest of honour for the dinner held later in the evening.
A most successful venture enjoyed by all, through the support of many private corporations and individuals, the day raised over $588,000 (Singapore Dollars); the largest amount at the biennial event.
Ms Ellen Lee PBM, President of the Singapore Table Tennis Association, expressed her delight.
“The Singapore Table Tennis Association is fully committed to realize our dreams in growing the sport and building the next generation of table tennis talents. All the donations from the fund raising golf tournament 2017 will provide invaluable resources for the Singapore Table Tennis Association to nurture our professional athletes, grow the youth development programmes and encourage more Singaporeans to take up table tennis.
However, the Singapore Table Tennis Association still needs a lot more if we are to continue growing the sport of table tennis in Singapore. The Singapore Table Tennis Association will continue to seek meaningful partnerships with other companies in various industries to develop our sport.
The Singapore Table Tennis Association would like to credit tonight’s successful fund raising event to the Organising Chairman, Jia Bin and our Honorary President, Lewis Tan. Jia Bin was instrumental in taking the lead in co-ordinating and overseeing the successful execution of the fund raising golf tournament. Special thanks to Jia Bin and Lewis for their support and hard work.”