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Guest of honour President of Singapore Dr Tony Tan (sixth from left) and Mr Ng Ser Miang, Chairman of the Singapore Olympic Foundation and IOC First Vice President (fifth from left) with the Atlético Madrid team as they celebrated winning the Singapore Olympic Foundation - Peter Lim Charity Cup.
Singapore Olympic Foundation welcomes Atletico Madrid

30 May 2013
Singapore: Newly crowned Kings of Spain in the Copa Del Rey, Atlético Madrid, visited Singapore last week to join 130 young athletes representing the Singapore Olympic Foundation in a charity football match in Singapore. The Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Charity Cup raised $780,000 for the SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship, a scholarship that helps promising young athletes achieve their goals in sports excellence.

The three-day tour included activities such as football clinics for aspiring footballers from primary and secondary schools across Singapore. Hola Singapore!,  a cultural awareness activity, gave young Singaporeans the opportunity to learn more about  the rich Spanish history and culture.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Football Association of Singapore and the Spanish club to provide outstanding young Singaporean footballers and their coaches with opportunities to undergo attachment programmes with Atlético Madrid in Spain.

One of the main highlights was a match between Atlético Madrid and a Singapore Selection at the Jalan Besar Stadium. Dr TonyTan, President of Singapore, was the Chief Guest among a sell out crowd. Atletico Madrid won 2-0.

"I am truly heartened to see members of the public and corporate community supporting the Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Charity Cup," said  Mr Ng Ser Miang, Chairman of the Singapore Olympic Foundation, IOC First Vice President and OCA Executive Board member. 

"The Singapore Olympic Foundation-Peter Lim Scholarship has benefitted more than 450 young local athletes to date. The continued support will ensure a sustained legacy to inspire more young people to play sports, adopt and live by the Olympic values.

"On behalf of the Singapore Olympic Foundation, I extend my appreciation to the Atlético Madrid and Singapore teams, Football Association of Singapore, organisers and partners for delivering these meaningful and fulfilling experiences in Singapore."
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