CAPTIVATING INTERNATIONAL & SHENZHEN CHARITY FEDERATION present
The 2019 WIK Kidz With Heart Mini Olympics
A fund-raising event supporting the work of Captivating in China
Shen Wai International School (SWIS) was once again filled with a buzz of action, high-5’s and passionate kids on Saturday March 23, as Captivating in conjunction with the Shenzhen Charity Federation, ran the second of two Mini Olympics events for the 8th year.
182 kids (5 – 11 year olds) competed in multiple Olympic-style events including basketball shoot, golf, short and long-distance running races, three-legged race, bean bag toss, ping-pong ball game, archery, long-jump and a limbo event. Parents, volunteers and multiple local businesses supported the event and a great day of fun and excitement was had by all.
Congratulations to all participants who each received a Mini Olympics medal and special congratulations to the award winners, who proudly received their gold, silver and bronze medals while displaying their country flags at the end of the event.
The event raised funds for Captivating, a Hong Kong registered charity, operating under the umbrella and guidance of the Shenzhen Charity Federation. Funds raised will support the ongoing work of Captivating in China including educational support for girls who have missed schooling, healthy village programs and helping entire villages address their poverty through animal husbandry and greenhouses.
Our sincerest THANKS to the following who made this happen:
OUR GOLD NAMING SPONSOR: We are incredibly honored to welcome WIK back as our GOLD Naming sponsor this year. Thank you so much! The impact of your generosity and support cannot be underestimated!
OUR SILVER SPONSORS: to AMROSIA Global Sourcing and Inspection and ISNS thank you for your incredible generosity. We are thrilled to have your support.
OUR BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS: Five-Star Sports, New Vision Display and new golf sponsor The First Swing – Junior Golf Program, your support has helped tremendously in raising important funds for the work of Captivating;
OUR VOLUNTEERS: We literally would have been lost without our incredible English MC Tom Simpson from SCIE and Chinese MC Chuqi Luo and the quite amazing 114 energetic student and teacher volunteers from ISNS, SWIS and the local community who were Group Leaders and Minders. They were led by the wonderful Kathryn Crossman from ISNS and Brian Kasper & Annie Waterston from SWIS, who kept all the kids in order; FIVE-STAR SPORTS and their team of professional coaches for running a professional basketball competition, and Derek Graham from The First Swing, who encouraged a new generation of budding golfers! Special thanks to our volunteer photographer Chen Feng and Videographer Sun Chao.
OUR COMMITTEE: Tracy Chen, Vivian Yuan, Serena Cole from Captivating, Tom Simpson from SCIE.
EVENT and MEDIA PARTNERS:
To Shen Wai International School (SWIS), who once again graciously provided theFREE USE of their beautiful estate and equipment, along with fantastic event and operation support to ensure the event was safe and enjoyable for children. Our thanks to Vista-SK International Medical Center for being on hand to attend to any medical needs (and thanks for the water also); to our food providers on the day – who all gave their time freely and generously donated 60% of sales to Captivating. Amazing!
Thank you Alexander‘s, Artisans Pizza, Hanover Coffee and Woodpecker Smokehouse!
And finally to urbanfamily, That’s PRD, Here! Donguan, Shekou Daily and Shenzhen Party for spreading the word!
Thank you to each and everyone one of you for your support!
To find out more about Captivating’s work in China, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to their website www.captivating.org