25 June 2018
The Racing/Sports Editor
SINGAPORE TURF CLUB RAISES MORE THAN $270,000 FOR COMMUNITY CHEST WITH CHARITY BOWL 2018
The $1 million Group 1 Giovanni Racing Charity Bowl concluded on Sunday, 24 June 2018 with a total of $270,736 raised for Community Chest. The funds raised will be directed to benefit children with special needs and youth-at-risk from Social Service Organisations including Beyond Social Services, Rainbow Centre, Singapore and Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore.
Singapore Turf Club rallied corporations and individuals from the racing fraternity, corporate partners and staff members to raise $135,368 through sale of tables and individual seats for the charity luncheon held at the Grandstand at Singapore Racecourse on Sunday. Top-tier donors were invited to name the day’s races, including the title sponsor for the Giovanni Racing Charity Bowl, Mr Joe Giovanni, who contributed a generous donation for this worthy cause. Tote Board provided matching grant for the donations, with a total amount of $270,736 raised to benefit the social service organisations.
Mr Vince Toh, Chief Financial Officer, Singapore Turf Club said, "Giving back to our community lies at the core of what we do here at the Singapore Turf Club. As Tote Board Group, we have uplifted the community with $8.6 billion approved grants for the last 30 years. The Charity Bowl has been a resounding success, not just because the funds raised will go a long way towards supporting those in need, but also because it is heartening to see the racing fraternity coming together to give back to the community while showcasing a prestigious Group 1 race. The Club would like to thank to all the donors for their generous contributions towards the Giovanni Racing Charity Bowl 2018 in aid of Community Chest.”
Ms Charmaine Leung, Managing Director of Community Chest said, “Our sincere congratulations on Tote Board’s 30th Anniversary and a highly successful Singapore Turf Club’s Charity Bowl 2018. Their unwavering support through the years has enabled Community Chest to ensure that every dollar raised goes towards empowering the lives of our social service users, including providing children with special needs and youth-at-risk with opportunities to fulfil their potential. Community Chest looks forward to a continued partnership to continue to make a real difference in the lives of those we serve.”
Issued by the Corporate Communications Department,
Singapore Turf Club
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About Singapore Turf Club
Founded in 1842, Singapore Turf Club (STC) is the oldest existing and only horse racing club in Singapore with world-class racing sports facilities. The Club is the only authorised totalisator operator for horse racing activities in Singapore.
With over 175 years of horse racing history, STC today provides the public with quality horse racing sports entertainment at the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji on most Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons throughout the year. In addition, the Club regularly opens its Racecourse premises and organise wide-ranging recreational activities for public visitors, including Singaporeans and tourists, to enjoy. It also operates the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre, a 3-hectare site next to the Singapore Racecourse, with world-class riding arenas.
The Club adopts a strong “Play Responsibly” stance. Through regular engagements with its customers, STC advocates a balanced approach towards enjoying the sport and thrills of horse racing as an entertainment and sport, without adversely affecting customers’ financial situations or lifestyles.
STC is a proprietary club of Tote Board, a Statutory Board under the Ministry of Finance. Singapore Turf Club channels the surplus from its operations to Tote Board to give grants to worthy causes.
For more information about Singapore Turf Club, please visit www.turfclub.com.sg.
About Tote Board
Established in 1988, Tote Board (Singapore Totalisator Board) is a statutory board of the Ministry of Finance. As a broad-based grantmaking organisation, Tote Board works closely with stakeholders and partners, to support broad and diverse worthy projects in the sectors of Arts, Community Development, Education, Health, Social Service and Sports. Through these projects, Tote Board helps to uplift the community by giving hope to vulnerable groups and improving the lives of all in Singapore.
Tote Board’s grants are derived from surpluses from the gaming businesses Singapore Pools (Private) Limited (a subsidiary company of Tote Board) and Singapore Turf Club (a proprietary club of Tote Board), as well as the collection of casino entry levies. Tote Board also ensures that Singapore Pools and Singapore Turf Club conduct their businesses in a socially responsible manner, so as to provide a safe and trusted avenue for gaming and to counter illegal gambling.
Tote Board’s goal is to help build a flourishing society in Singapore. We want to inspire positive change and contribute towards building an inclusive, resilient and vibrant community, while fostering a caring and compassionate nation.