Contributed by Koh Yong Hui
Friendship was the main goal of the competition on Sunday, 19 April 2009.
57 members from City Harvest Chinese Church (CHCC) gathered at the basketball court of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) for a friendly match. 36 participated in the basketball competition and 21 took part in the captain’s ball game. Close to S$100 worth of vouchers awaited the winners.
However, not everyone was there for the prizes. Many came purely for the exercise while others used this chance to widen their social circle.
|PHOTOS: Chen Yi Chun|
Organizer, Liu Hai Bin from CHCC, felt that the games gave everyone a chance to know one another, interact and build deeper relationships.
Participants also felt that they had made more friends through this event. Zhang Shuai, a student at NTU, said that after the match, everyone took some time to exchange phone numbers while catching their breath.
The hot sun did not deter supporters from coming to cheer for their friends. They did, however, come equipped with umbrellas, mini fans and cameras. To prevent anyone from suffering a heat stroke, organizers even arranged to have helpers distribute water to those present.
One supporter, Yu Fan, felt that such an event was good because it gave people a reason to step out of their house and get some sun. He also added that everyone should do more outdoor sports and take up some new sports. Most importantly, such outdoor activities can help to reduce stress and lead to a healthier life.
At the end of the day, no matter what their purpose may have been, everyone was all smiles, winners, losers, supporters and helpers.