Project & Research Manager for OSIM, Evan Chee, who is also an ambassador for Sundown with Love, OSIM Sundown Marathon’s charity outreach programme, takes the lead in raising funds for his chosen beneficiary, SportCares.
Through an internal donation drive, Evan and the OSIM family came together to support SportCares, a social cause that is at the heart of a growing national movement to use sports for social good and to help to improve the lives of the underprivileged.
It’s Christmas season and the festive mood fills the air among the OSIM family in the office, as Santa and his Santarina weave between cubicles bringing gifts of joy and peace to everyone. With quiet cheer, Sundown with Love ambassador Evan Chee is also going around with his donation box in hand and the name of a charity firmly in his heart – the SportCares Foundation.
The entire OSIM family had a day filled with fun and laughter, because we believe bringing joy to those around us is of utmost importance, be it in the office or by giving back to the community.
Says Evan, “Throughout my life, I’ve learnt and benefitted a lot from sports. I had the opportunity to pursue my passion of running, which is a chance not everyone gets. So now, I hope to contribute back to the community through sports.“Through this initiative by OSIM and Sundown with Love, I’m trying to raise funds for the youths under SportCares, who will hopefully go on to succeed in life while enjoying sports.”
Through values-infused sports programmes, SportCares works to improve the lives of the low-income, youth-at-risk and people with disabilities. In the past three years, SportsCares has reached out to more than 9,000 youths & young adults through sport.
Donations raised on behalf of SportCares will go directly towards funding the development and operations of SportCares programmes that include engaging the services of professional sport coaches, medical coverage, food and transport.
To support Evan Chee and to donate to SportCares, click here to find out more.
Meet the runner Sundown loves
A globetrotter? Engineer extraordinaire? An athlete with the will of steel and a heart of gold?
Our new Sundown With Love Ambassador is all these, and more. This year, he runs on behalf of Team SportCares — a foundation dedicated to using the power of sports to improve the lives of underprivileged children, at-risk youths, seniors in need, and people with physical or intellectual disabilities in our community.
A seasoned competitive marathon runner, he possesses the secrets to training harder and performing better.
“Running faster and competing with other strong runners is an exhilarating experience which no other activity can replace.”
Since his Junior College track and field days, athlete Evan Chee has never stopped pursuing his love for running. According to the OSIM Sundown Marathon 2016’s top 10 full-marathon runner, his secret for success is commitment to training.
Sports or running in particular has opened up his horizons, and even though his position as a Research & Project Manager at OSIM takes him to many places around the world, Evan always makes the time to train and maintain his mileage, wherever he is and whatever the time of the day!
Having trained under Coach Rameshon Murugiah, Singapore’s current marathon national record holder, Evan has picked up many training hacks — one of which is to pay attention to when he eats. Which is why Evan always plans for his trainings to end at a main mealtime, allowing him to refuel without consuming extra calories.
For OSIM Sundown Marathon 2017, Evan will be running for something larger than himself as an ambassador for Sundown with Love, which is OSIM Sundown Marathon’s charity outreach. He has chosen to run on behalf of SportsCares, a foundation that shares his personal belief in giving back through sports.
Together with his fellow ambassadors, he will be rallying the running community to help the underprivileged by raising both funds and awareness, and to inspire his fellow runners to “do their part through sports to care!”