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15 July 2019
The Community Chest Wheelock Swim for Millions 2019
Care for the Youth, Come Join Us
The Community Chest Wheelock Swim for Millions 2019 will be held on 13 October(Sunday) at Repulse Bay Beach. The Chest hopes that the event can gain even wider public support for youth development, and encourage young people to spend more time exercising in order to obtain physical fitness and perseverance.
A series of exciting competitions will be held on the event day. Join the Golden Kilometre Race to take on the challenge of stamina. Leaders’ Lap invites all elites to take part. Relay Races require team spirit for family, corporate, disciplined force and school. For family fun, come join the non-competitive activity Swim for Fun (please refer to the Appendix). All donations raised will go to support youth services provided by the Chest’s member agencies. To add to the fun, there will also be game booths and sand castle games. 
The Chest is grateful for the support of title sponsor Wheelock and Company Limited, major sponsors: Citi, Lan Kwai Fong Group and Petit Bateau, and food & beverage sponsor Marco Polo Hotels – Hong Kong. Come join and enjoy the fun of swimming while contributing to charity!
Event Details
Date: 13 October 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Repulse Bay Beach
Registration and Details:
Deadline for Registration: 13 September 2019 (First-come-first-served basis)
Feature and Format
Minimum Sponsorship Amount
Swim for Fun*
-     Not a race, no timing and just for fun!
-     Each participant will complete a 100M swim within a designated area. Bring your favourite floaties!
#For safety reasons, parent/guardian should accompany children under the age of 12.
Golden Kilometre Race*
-     Each participant should complete a 250M swim + run on the beach, then repeat the same 3 times to complete the race.
Family Relay Race*
-     A team of two family members in relay.
-     1st leg: should complete a 250M swim + run towards Relay Zone for handover.
-     2nd leg: should complete a 500M swim + run towards the Finish Point.
Relay Races
(Corporate/Disciplined Force/
-     A team of four members in relay, each member should complete a 250M swim + run towards the Relay Zone for handover / Finish Point.
# At least one member of the Corporate Relay Team must be an employee of the respective organization.
- Corporate Relay + 10 Swim for Fun quotas: HK$38,000/team
- Corporate Relay + 30 Swim for Fun quotas: HK$45,000/team
- Disciplined Force: HK$35,000/team
- School: HK$20,000/team
Leaders’ Lap
-     Each leader should complete a 250M swim + run towards the Finish Point.
* Note: Only online registration is available. Please visit
Photo Captions:
Photo 1:
“The Community Chest Wheelock Swim for Millions 2019” will be held on 13 October. Come join us and make waves for charity!

Photo 2:
Swim for Millions has been attracting swimming enthusiasts to challenge themselves while contributing to charity.
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. It celebrated its 50th Anniversary on 8 November 2018. Each year, the Chest organises fund-raising events for over 160 member social welfare agencies to provide services to more than 2.5 million beneficiaries in Hong Kong in six major areas of services: children & youth, elderly, family & child welfare, medical & health, rehabilitation & aftercare, and community development. The Chest’s administration expenses come from a subsidised grant from our partner-in-charity, 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. For more information, please visit our website


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