Robbie McRobbie, CEO of HKCR, said: “We are delighted to be extending our partnership with Laureus – they have provided the inspiration and support for our own Rugby for Good Foundation to use sport to try and help tackle key challenges in our society here in Hong Kong, and I hope that our fundraising efforts will help them to support a growing number of projects which will positively impact on the lives of thousands of young people throughout Asia.”
Ruud Gullit, Laureus Academy Member and Ballon d’Or winning former AC Milan and Holland star, said: “It was a special privilege for me to see just a tiny part of the work done thanks to this Charity Partnership by Inspiring HK yesterday, and I learned a great deal about the advantages given to these programmes by the Model City Hong Kong Initiative. My sporting career was all about teamwork, so I absolutely understand the benefit of these different groups combining in this way to achieve common goals.”
Laureus Sport for Good first began its work in Hong Kong in 2005 and is committed to supporting sport for development across Asia as part of its mission to user the power of sport to change the world. Since its inception in 2000, it has positively impacted the lives of more than six and a half million children and young people. Today it supports more than 300 programmes in over 50 countries and territories across the globe.