SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship
20 Jun 2018
On 1 June, RSP supported the Singapore Olympic Foundation (SOF)-Peter Lim Scholarship awards ceremony which took place at the ITE Headquarters and ITE College Central @ Ang Mo Kio. We assisted in the coordination of the event, which included ushering, audio-visual assistance and registration, amongst other support roles.
The SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship was set up with a $10-million donation from Mr Peter Lim and remains the single largest donation in Singapore from an individual towards sports development. The driving force behind the Scholarship is the desire to ensure that no promising young athlete, committed to chasing his sporting dreams, should be hampered by financial considerations.
This year, 269 student-athletes from 31 sports received the scholarship - a record high since its inception in 2010. Amongst them were athletes who have been selected for the Asian Games and Youth Olympic Games.
The student-athletes met and received awards from two special guests at the event – Joseph Schooling (Olympic Champion and 2012 SOF-Peter Lim recipient) and Koji Murofushi (2011 World Champion and Olympic gold medallist in men’s hammer throw). Both inspired the students with advice and stories of their Olympic journey.