Sports Day For All (傷健共融運動日)

Rotary created a new Guinness World Record

(by PDG Tony Wong)

A new Guinness World Record of “The Longest Handshake Chain” was created by 3,434 participants at 3:23 p.m. of 2nd November, 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, Hong Kong inclusive of Rotarians of Rotary International District 3450 and the visually challenged members of Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation in this first ever territory-wide event.

Co-organisers:

        1. Rotary International District 3450 – Co-Chair PDG Tony Wong

        2. Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation (HKBSF) – Co-Chair Mrs. Grace Chan

        3. Education Bureau (HKSAR) – Co-Chair Mr. Victor Kwok

Organising Committee: In addition to representatives from the 3 Co-organisers, we have

              1. Rotary Adopt A School Committee (RAAS)

              2. Rotary Club of Happy Valley

              3. Ebenezer School (School for the Visually Impaired)

              4. ELCHK Lutheran Secondary School (RAAS Partnering School)

              5. Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College (RAAS Partnering School)

              6. Standard Chartered Bank

 

Officiating Guest & Guests of Honour

Mrs. Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Carrie, GBS JP, Chief Secretary of Administration (HKSAR) was the Officiating Guest while District Governor Eugene Fong, PDG Tony Wong, Mr. Peter Sun, MH, Chairman of HKBSF, Mr. Jimmy Ma, JP, Legal Adviser of Legislative Council Secretariat and Ms Pauline Ng, JP, Ex- Secretary General of Legislative Council Secretariat were Guests of Honour. DGE Belinda Yeung and spouse, PDG and Mrs. John Wan, PDG Peter Wan and many District Officers graced our occasion.

Beneficiaries : All funds raised were used to cover all the costs for “Sports Day for All” with surplus around $150,000 to be used to support the blind sports programs of Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation.

Participants: Over 4,700 people including more than 1,400 from Rotary family and 1,200 from volunteer helpers and listed as follows:

  1. Rotary umbrella comprised of Rotary Adopt A School Committee, 23 Rotary Clubs and 15 RAAS partnering schools, Youth Services inclusive of District Rotaract Committee and 8 Rotaract Clubs and 6 Interact Clubs.
  2. Members of Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation and Hong Kong Society for the Blind.
  3. Students with totally visual loss or low-vision from Ebenezer School and ELCHK Lutheran Secondary School.
  4. Students from tertiary education, secondary schools, special schools and primary schools.
  5. Corporates.
  6. Disciplinary Teams – from Auxiliary Medical Service, Civil Aid Service, Fire Services Department, Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps, Hong Kong Custom and Excise Department, Junior Police Call, Police Force and Scout Association of Hong Kong.
  7. 1,200 Volunteer Helpers from all walks of life inclusive of 470 students from Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Haking Wong).

Sports Day for All serves the following purposes:

To promote public awareness especially to students on the needs and abilities of the people withvisual loss in sports training and competitions; the visually challenged regained their self-confidence through the participation and the success in sports competitions. We recruited interested school students/teachers/their family members and corporate staff as guides for visually impaired athletes. Over 3,000 people with and without visual impairment jointly created Guinness World Record for the “Longest Handshake Chain” so as to build a harmonious society.

 

Program :

              1. Sports Competitions– all sighted participants were asked to wear simulated goggles when they took part in following items a to d.

For the track and field competitions including both items a & b below, Scout Athletic Club organized the competitions including provision of referees.

  1. SprintsDue to age and size difference of students, participants were divided into four categories with different running distances for 100-meter, 400-meter, 4×100-meterrelay and 1500-meter. For the sighted groups, sighted runners were asked to wear simulated goggles to run and paired up with a sighted guide runner so as to gain the blind experience. Male and female athletes competed separately and their results were calculated separately for the blind, low vision and sighted groups.

  2. Standing Long Jump with simulated goggles

Sighted and visually impaired students were enrolled to compete.

  1. Golf (blind and sighted categories)

Two kinds of golf games were set up at the outdoor stadium:

[i] Putting Game – to putt the ball into the hole within the putting green.
[ii] Chipping Game – to chip the ball into the net in the distance of 15 feet.

 

  1. Football Competition – 6 teams participated including Hong Kong Blind Sports Federation (HKBSF), Kwong Wah Football Team, Kitchee Sports Club, Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society and 2 teams from Standard Chartered Bank. There were 6 people to form one team: 4 visually impaired players, 1 sighted goal-keeper and 1 sighted guide.

              1. Game Booths for the sighted and the visually impaired participants

A total of 15 Game Booths were designed with different educational themes. Two of which had been operated by Hong Kong Society for the Blind and provided 2 special games to public so as to increase their awareness of prevention on vision impairment.

              1. Blind Experience Tour

A dark room was set up with visually impaired guides to lead participants including primary school students in small groups through different settings in total darkness. Participants learned how to interact without sight by using other senses. This activity offered the public an experience that could change their mindsets on disability and diversity as well as increased their tolerance when facing difficulties.

 

              1. Performances

Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College mobilized over 300 participants to attend in this event including participating in different kinds of sports competitions and stage performances e.g. Lion Dance, singing and dancing, band show and Chinese Ku Fu performances. Caritas Chai Wan Marden Foundation Secondary School prepared to perform Tai Chi and Drum performance. However, due to the unstable and adverse weather condition, their performances had to terminate in order to make the attempt of breaking Guinness World Record for the “Longest Handshake Chain” more than one hour earlier than scheduled.

              1. Created the Guinness World Record for the “Longest Handshake Chain”

Thank all of those who offered their care for visually impaired people, efforts to help, patience to follow and tolerance to adopt sudden changes due to unforeseen difficult situations. All participants were overwhelmed with excitement whenMs Lisa Hoffman, Guinness World Records Adjudicator, officially announced that “A new Guinness World Record of “The Longest Handshake Chain” was created by 3,434 participants at 3:23 p.m. of 2nd November, 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground, Hong Kong”.

              1. Ceremony

Mrs. Carrie Lam officiated the Ceremony after the silver band of Caritas Chai Wan Marden Foundation Secondary School had marched in. DG Eugene Fong also delivered inspirational speech to encourage us. After the completion of formality, the audience enjoyed the singing performances by the visually challenged singer, Ms Tong Nin Na together with 60 students of Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College.

 

In Conclusion

Co-Chair PDG Tony Wong expressed his sincerest thanks to all supporters as follows:

Under such difficult circumstances, confusion could be imagined. I must thank all of you who were unbelievably cooperative, disciplined, and truly helpful to make our dream a real one! Please accept my heartiest thankfulness, the laurels are all yours!”

 4_Sports Day For All (Rotary created a new Guinness World Record)

 

Sports Day For All – Income & Expenditure Statement

 

on 2 November 2013 at Tseung Kwan O Sports Ground

 

 

 

 

INCOME

 

 

Name of Company

Amount

 

May Cheong Group

HK$215,000

 

Ten Percent Foundation

HK$50,000

 

Pacific Foundation Securities Ltd

HK$30,000

 

Hong Kong China Town Gas Co Ltd

HK$20,000

 

The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong

HK$20,000

 

Hang Seng Bank

HK$20,000

 

Rotary Club of Happy Valley

HK$20,000

 

Past President Lily Fenn, Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps

HK$20,000

 

Sun Hung Kai Volunteer Team

HK$20,000

 

Sinomax Group

HK$20,000

 

Mr Liu Yun Hop

HK$20,000

 

Elegance Optical Manufactory Ltd

HK$10,000

 

Kent Knitters Ltd

HK$10,000

 

Regal Hotels International

HK$10,000

 

Rotary Club of Kowloon Tong

HK$10,000

 

Wing Hang Bank

HK$10,000

 

BNP Paribas Wealth Management Hong Kong Branch

HK$10,000

 

Woo Kwan Lee & Lo

HK$10,000

 

Parawin Industries Ltd

HK$10,000

 

District Governor Eugene Fong, RI District 3450

HK$8,960

 

Shin Hint Acoustic Holdings Ltd

HK$5,000

 

Asiaray Advertising Media Ltd

HK$5,000

 

Equinox (Mercury) Limited

HK$5,000

 

District Governor Nominate Peter Pang

HK$5,000

 

Techtronic Industries Co Ltd

HK$3,000

 

Rotary Club of Central

HK$3,000

 

Rotary Club of Hong Kong Island East

HK$3,000

 

Rotary Club of Shatin

HK$3,000

 

Rotary Club of Mid-Level

HK$3,000

 

Rotary Club of Wanchai

HK$3,000

 

TC Orient Lighting Holdings Ltd

HK$3,000

TOTAL INCOME

HK$584,960

 

 

 

Less: EXPENDITURES

 

 

Stage Decorations (including foam board for signing)

HK$2,300.00

 

Banners (including roll-up stand banners)

HK$10,166.00

 

Balloon Arch

HK$7,000.00

 

Audio & musical equipment

HK$13,000.00

 

Licence fee for copyright of songs

HK$1,524.00

 

Noise-level measurement

HK$9,000.00

 

Transportation of football goals, fences plus allowances for helpers

HK$9,680.50

 

Additional lunch boxes (800 x $22)

HK$17,600.00

 

Hiring of coaches for schools

HK$87,710.60

 

Setting up of game booths

HK$4,280.50

 

Setting up a dark room

HK$1,500.00

 

Photo booth organised by Tibusa

HK$30,000.00

 

Folding Chairs ($20 x100)

HK$2,400.00

 

3604 T-Shirts for breaking Guinness World Record

HK$77,000.00

 

4,100 plastic bags

HK$3,240.00

 

Publications (including certificates, game booth coupons)

HK$4,450.00

 

Printing of a Event Booklet

HK$20,880.00

 

Printing & design of MTR Poster + administrative fee

HK$15,020.00

 

Medals for Winners

HK$8,960.00

 

Souvenir for Title Sponsor

HK$720.00

 

Simulated Goggles ($30 x 100 pieces)

HK$3,000.00

 

Photographs & video production

HK$5,900.00

 

Insurance

HK$1,450.00

 

Masters of Ceremony

HK$10,000.00

 

Secretarial services

HK$12,500.00

 

GWR Adjudication fee £4500 = HK$56,857.00 +
Airfare (Business Class) $11,923 for adjudicator,
Stewards uniforms & ropes $1,235;
Wristband $2,545; Printing & courier: $659

HK$73,219.00

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES

HK$432,500.60

 

 

 

SURPLUS

HK$152,459.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participating List under Rotary umbrella:

 

扶輪及其合作伙伴

扶輪與校同行地區委員會

金鐘扶輪社

東華三院張明添中學

離島扶輪社

長洲官立中學

長洲官立中學扶輪年服務團

保良局馬錦明夫人章馥仙中學

中區扶輪社

 

快活谷扶輪社

文理書院 (香港)

馬錦明慈善基金馬可賓紀念中學

馬錦明慈善基金馬可賓紀念中學扶輪年服務團

快活谷扶輪青年服務團

香港航空青年團

和諧香港合唱團

香港城北扶輪社

香島中學

香港城北扶輪青年服務團

香港專業教育學院扶輪青年服務團 (摩理臣山)

香港金融中心扶輪社

基督教香港信義會信義中學(Hosting School)

基督教香港信義會信義中學扶輪年服務團

香港海港扶輪社

可風中學扶輪年服務團

香港東區扶輪社

才俊學校

聖匠中學

聖匠中學扶輪年服務團

香港東區扶輪青年服務團

嶺南大學學生會扶輪青年服務團

香港理工大學香港專上學院扶輪青年服務團

香港西北區扶輪社

香港南扶輪社

鴨洲街坊學校

港京扶輪社

 

九龍東北扶輪社

 

九龍塘扶輪社

香港布廠商會朱石麟中學

九龍西區扶輪社

 

官塘扶輪社

慕光英文書院

半山扶輪社

佛教筏可紀念中學 (Hosting School)

福建中學 (官塘)

新界扶輪社

香港中文大學崇基學院扶輪青年服務團

新界扶輪青年服務團

半島南扶輪社

庇理羅士女子中學

庇理羅士女子中學扶輪年服務團

半島旭日扶輪社

伯特利中學

君域扶輪社

匡智張玉瓊晨暉學校

荃灣扶輪社

 

灣仔扶輪社

 

沙田扶輪社

 

地區扶輪青年服務委員會

 

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