In the season of giving, The RCMA Group & iSwitch sponsored 3 athletes from Indonesia to travel to Singapore to participate on the 1st International Boccia Challenge between Singapore and Indonesian Team. The competition took place in Millenia Walk in participation of the Giving Week 2017 on Friday 1st December. Giving Week was the perfect setting for this event as it is a national movement that encourages people to give back by donating and participating in events. On the boccia court, the youngest player from Bali Sport Foundation (BSF) Indonesia Karmen won the BC4 competition, Ketut was 3rd, and Nyoman 4th. Singapore international player Sharizan won the BC5 competition. Overall, Singapore Team won in the competition, but the game was very close with each team winning 2 ends.
On Saturday, the players were part of a boccia demonstration at the Sports Hub Community Play Day. Apart from Boccia they had a line-up of activities from games, fitness and massage workouts, group classes and performances which made it a very fun and exciting day! The BSF Indonesia team beat the Singapore team in the competition, who were all international players. Our BSF Indonesia Team represented by BC4 players had advantage on this occasion as Singapore Team were represented by BC1, BC2 and BC5 players.
The Boccia Challenge Tour for our athletes from Indonesia ended by visiting the World’s most welcoming City, Singapore. Some sightseeing around the city, visited Gardens by the bay, Marina Bay Sands and Merlion. For all of the athletes, it was their first time to travel outside of Indonesia, even the passports were sponsored!
In RCMA and iSwitch, social responsibility is a core value which is why it was such a pleasure to be able to provide this opportunity to support the disabled athlete program from Bali Sports Foundation.
For more information about Boccia please visit www.bocciaindonesia.com