2011 IOC Trophy – “Sport and Social Responsibility”
Tote Board is honoured to receive the 2011 International Olympic Committee (IOC) Trophy –“Sport and Social Responsibility”.
The Trophy was presented by Mr. Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister, Co-ordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs and President of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) to Mr. Bobby Chin, Chairman of Tote Board at the launch of the 2012 Great Eastern Yeo’s S.League Season, held at Livewire (Marina Bay Sands) on Thursday, 26th January 2012.
The IOC Trophy is given to the National Olympic Committee to honour a prominent figure or organisation within the sporting community. Since 1985, IOC has presented the annual Trophy with a different theme each year.
The promotion of social development programmes was one of IOC’s objectives for 2011. Hence, the 2011 Trophy was “Sport and Social Responsibility” and awarded to a deserving organisation responsible, in working through to sports, to improve, develop and advance social issues.
Tote Board and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Singapore Pools have contributed immensely to the development of sports, building of sporting infrastructure and the funding of sports programmes. Both organisations consistently work towards the aim of enabling sports to be one of the most important tools for community bonding and a cornerstone of social cohesion in Singapore.
“Tote Board is presented with the Trophy in view of its holistic contribution to sport and the community, which has drawn both local and international recognition and praise.” –Chris Chan, Secretary General, SNOC.
“We are honoured to receive the 2011 IOC Trophy”, says Mr. Chin. “Tote Board is fully committed towards continued development of sports to build strong community bonds in Singapore. We thank both IOC and SNOC for conferring upon us this prestigious accolade.”
The event also marked another significant chapter in the history of Great Eastern Yeo’s S.League, where, for the first time in 16 years, the S.League conducted a fixture draw for the season at Livewire. Amidst celebratory fanfare, club officials from all 13 participating teams went up on stage to draw their opening opponents.