Mapletree's Charity Futsal Challenge Successfully Raises Funds for Youth Intervention Programmes
SINGAPORE – Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree” or the “Group”) has successfully raised funds in support of youth intervention programmes at its inaugural futsal challenge, Mapletree Futsal Challenge 2017 today. Held at its flagship development, Mapletree Business City (MBC), the event was a joint corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative between Mapletree and its MBC tenants. All proceeds will go towards funding the youth intervention programmes managed by Beyond Social Services, a Singapore-focused Voluntary Welfare Organisation.
The futsal challenge saw 12 teams participating which comprised seven teams from MBC tenants, two from Mapletree and three from Beyond Social Services and Boys’ Town. Each company pledged a donation of S$500 to participate with Mapletree matching one-for-one, bringing the total amount raised to S$6,000.
Said Mr Hiew Yoon Khong, Group Chief Executive Officer of Mapletree: “We are pleased to work together with our MBC tenants for this joint fundraising effort at our flagship development’s futsal courts. As a long-term supporter of at-risk youths since 2012, we are always looking for opportunities to partner like-minded tenants who share similar CSR focus areas of enabling youths through education, and by pooling our resources, we can create a greater impact in the community.”
Since 2012, Mapletree has contributed more than S$650,000 to support the education, arts and sports programmes run by Boys’ Town, YouthReach (an affiliate of Boys’ Town) and Assumption Pathway School aimed to uplift youths from difficult financial and social circumstances by providing various intervention and residential assistance. To further our support, the company launched the Mapletree Youth Resilience Programme (MYRP) in 2016 which aims to provide long-term financial aid to youths with the potential and drive to pursue an education despite their challenging socio-economic backgrounds.
In addition to its support for at-risk youths, Mapletree is a strong advocate for tertiary education, and has contributed over S$3 million to the endowment funds of all six local universities benefiting over 150 financially needy undergraduates annually and in perpetuity.
Mr Edmund Cheng, Chairman, Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (Mapletree) presenting a cheque of S$6,000 to Mr Gerard Ee, Executive Director of Beyond Social Services
From left to right: Mr Aleksander Duric, current Principal for Sport Singapore and ActiveSG Football Academy, Mr Edmund Cheng, Chairman, Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (Mapletree), Mr Tarun Kataria, Board member, Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd, Mr Hiew Yoon Khong, Group CEO, Mapletree
Final match between teams from Nike and Google at Mapletree Business City futsal courts
A match in action at Mapletree Business City futsal courts
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Mapletree is a leading real estate development, investment and capital management company headquartered in Singapore. Its strategic focus is to invest in markets and real estate sectors with good growth potential. By combining its key strengths as a developer, an investor and a capital manager, the Group has established a track record of award-winning projects, and delivers consistent and high returns across real estate asset classes.
Mapletree currently manages four Singapore-listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and five private equity real estate funds, which hold a diverse portfolio of assets in Singapore and Asia Pacific.
As at 31 December 2016, Mapletree owns and manages S$38.6 billion of office, retail, logistics, industrial, residential, corporate housing and serviced apartment, and student housing properties.
The Group’s assets are located across 12 economies globally, namely Singapore, Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, the United Kingdom (UK), the United States (US) and Vietnam. To support its global operations, Mapletree has established an extensive network of offices in Singapore, Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, the UK, the US and Vietnam.
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