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8 August 2016

The 4th Community Chest Wheelock Swim for Millions

-         A Fun Day For Everyone!

Back by popular demand, the 2016 version of The Community Chest Wheelock Swim for Millions will be held for the 4th consecutive year on Sunday 30 October at the Repulse Bay Beach from 9am to 1pm.

New category: Not a race – ‘Swim for Fun

To make it a great day out for everyone, the 2016 event features a new category – *‘Swim for Fun’ – labelled as ‘Not a race!’, participants just have to swim 100m at their own pace without being timed, and they can bring their swimming rings too!  For safety reasons, children under 12 should be accompanied by parent / guardian – the minimum donation HK$450 per entry applies to the accompany persons.

The novel idea comes from the creative minds of the 2016 Event Organising Committee led by Chairman Dr Douglas C K Woo, JP, Co-Chairmen: Mr Stephen Fung and Mr Stanley Sun, and two new Co-Chairmen: Mr Weber Lo and Mr Jonathan Zeman, with contribution from title sponsor Wheelock and Company Limited for the 4th consecutive year, and major sponsors Circle K and Stride Rite both for the 3rd consecutive year, Citi, and Lan Kwai Fong Group.

Competitive swimming in four categories

Aside from the non-competitive ‘Swim for Fun’ category, the day will host four competitive events:

Race categories

Format

Minimum donation amount

*Golden Kilometer

Race

Each participant has to swim two laps

of 500meach, with a run on the beach

in between

 

HK$450 per entry

Family Relay Race

Two family members each team

The first swimmer to complete 200m and the second to swim 400m

 

HK$2,500 per team

Relay Races

(Corporates, disciplined forces and schools)

Four members each team

Each member of the team to complete 400m

Corporate / Disciplined Force: HK$35,000 per team

School: HK$20,000 per team

 

Leaders’ Lap

Each participant to swim 200m

 

HK$25,000 per person

*‘Swim for Fun’ and ‘Golden Kilometer Race’ to please register online. Enrollment is on a first-come-first-served basis due to limited quotas. Please log onto www.commchest.org/swimformillions for details and sign up!

With a big turnout expected on the day, the families and friends who come to cheer their teams will be entertained by games at a number of booths set up on the day. All donations raised will go to enhance “Youth Services” supported by The Community Chest.

About The Community Chest of Hong Kong

The Community Chest of Hong Kong was established in 1968 as an independent, non-profit making organisation neither funded, nor operated by the Government.  Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events to benefit over 150 member social welfare agencies that reach out to more than two million beneficiaries in Hong Kong. The Chest’s administrative expenses come from a subsidised grant from The Hong Kong Jockey Club, in addition to income from investments. This allows the Chest to allocate 100% of funds raised to charitable use; this operations model makes the Chest unique among its peers, and helps fulfil its mission to act as trustee of the donors.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club, our Partner in charity, generously supports The Community Chest of Hong Kong in helping to subsidise our expenses, thereby enabling 100% of the donations to be allocated to over 150 member social welfare agencies from six major areas of services: children &youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and communitydevelopment.

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“The Community Chest Wheelock Swim for Millions 2016” to be held on 30 October, welcomes all to participate.

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