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CAPTIVATING INTERNATIONAL & SHENZHEN CHARITY FEDERATION present

The 2018 Kidz With Heart Mini Olympics

A fund-raising event supporting the work of Captivating International in China

Shenzhen International School (SIS) Jingshan Villa, Shekou was once again filled with a buzz of action, high-5’s and passionate kids on Saturday March 17, as Captivating in conjunction with the Shenzhen Charity Federation, ran the first of two Mini Olympic events for the 7th year.

180 kids (5-11 year olds) competed in multiple Olympic-style events including soccer and basketball shoot, short and long-distance running races, three-legged race, bean bag toss, ping-pong ball delivery game, archery, long-jump and a limbo event. Parents, volunteers and multiple local business 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 on the winner’s podium at the end of the event.

180 kids aged between 5 and 11, participated in various Olympic-style events

The event raised funds for Captivating International, 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 SILVER SPONSORS:

to AMROSIA Global Sourcing and Inspection and KidKraft thank you for your incredible generosity. We are thrilled to have your support;

OUR BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS:

GPA Global, Five-Star Sports, QSI, New Vision Display and new sponsors JEC British Early Learning Centre and First Code Academy, your support has helped tremendously in raising important funds for the work of Captivating.

OUR COMMITTEE:

Tracy Chen, Vivian Yuan, Serena Cole from Captivating, Tom Simpson from SCIE, Claire Taylor of 3D Boffin.

OUR VOLUNTEERS:

We literally would have been lost without our incredible English MC Tom Simpson and Chinese MC Jenny Wu from SCIE  and the quite amazing 124 energetic SCIE student and teacher volunteers who were group leaders and minders; and photographer Gadi Burman led by the wonderful Gary Ellis, who kept all the kids ordered and controlled; and Joel Haines and his team of professional coaches from Five-Star Sports for running a professional basketball competition.

EVENT and MEDIA PARTNERS:

To Shekou International School (SIS), China Merchants Shekou Holdings and the Jingshan management group, who once again graciously provided to us the FREE USE of their beautiful estate, along with fantastic support to ensure the event was safe and enjoyable for children; Our thanks to Raffles Medical Shenzhen for being on hand to attend to any medical needs (and thanks for the water also); to our food providers on the day – all who gave their time freely to us and generously gave donated 60% of sales to Captivating. Amazing!  Thank you Trafalgar, Artisans Pizza and Maxima Ice Cream.

And finally to urbanfamily, That’s PRD, Lohas Shenzhen, ABNET, ANZCOM, Here! Donguan, nogogo, SWIC, Shekou Daily, Shenzhen Daily, Shenzhen Party and The British Chamber of Commerce and for spreading the word!

Thank you to each and everyone one of you for your support!

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