Celeb Sports Day raises awareness for disadvantaged kids and youth
Celeb Sports Day raises awareness for disadvantaged youth
It was similar to a typical school sports day - captain's ball, tug of war and track and field races - except that the participants were well-known faces.
The first Celebrity Sports Day saw local celebrities duke it out in two teams.
Held at the OCBC Arena yesterday, some 2,000 spectators turned up at the sold-out event to support the Red and Blue Teams.
Radio personality and host Jamie Yeo, 39, topped the heats for the women's 400m race. She admitted that she last ran competitively during her school days.
"I was in the track and field school team when I was in the US. That made me a bit nervous at first, but I am glad I gave it my all," she said.
COMPETING: (Above) Radio DJ Jamie Yeo taking part in a race. TNP PHOTOS: ARIFFIN JAMAR
"I think it's great for us to be here to play sports and to have the support of so many people. I just wish there was futsal because I like playing it."
But in the end, Yeo did not manage to place in the top three spots for the race.
Not that it mattered to the fans, many of whom had come with banners and signs to cheer on their favourite celebrities. Some even wore team colours to align themselves with their chosen team.
Model-actor Chase Tan, 26, emerged as the overall winner for the 100m race.
He said: "There were so many people who turned up. I'm glad everyone brought out their best and came together to have fun."
Other than keeping our local stars active and fit, the event also aimed to raise awareness for NTUC Income OrangeAid, NTUC Income's community development arm that supports disadvantaged children and youth in Singapore.
And when the dust settled, it was the Red Team, led by actor Tay Ping Hui, who were crowned champions.
Actress Aileen Tan (above) during a captain's ball match.