ONE Championship, Asia’s premier mixed martial arts promotion, has been named as the official fitness partner of SGX Bull Charge, Singapore Exchange’s flagship charity initiative.
The focus of the collaboration will be a mentoring programme pairing ONE’s leading athletes with underprivileged youths selected from SGX Bull Charge beneficiaries.
The partnership launch took place at SGX Centre and was attended by ONE fighters Christian Lee and Amir Khan, who conducted an introductory workshop to run alongside the announcement.
“ONE Championship takes pride and joy in working with today’s youth, and we have executed many initiatives towards this cause,” said ONE Championship’s chief financial officer Teh Hua Fung. “This latest collaboration with SGX Bull Charge will allow ONE to further expand on our efforts to bring martial arts closer to the fans, by working with the youth.
“The mentoring programme can motivate low-income or troubled youth and keep them off the streets, providing them an avenue towards learning through martial arts. Even more, the youth have a unique opportunity to pick up martial arts and learn all of its amazing lessons and values. This is a tremendous opportunity for all of us to give back to the community and to have fun through sports at the same time.”
“We are delighted to welcome ONE Championship on this meaningful journey,” added Chew Sutat, chairman and head of equities and fixed income at SGX Bull Charge. “Through martial arts, they have captured the imagination of millions and inspired young people to become champions in their own way.
“We are also excited about the mentoring programme, which will offer youths from our beneficiaries a unique opportunity to channel their energy positively and pick up life values such as integrity, discipline and courage.”
News of the partnership comes ahead of Friday’s ONE: Unstoppable Dreams, which sees local favourite Angela Lee take on Japan’s Mei Yamaguchi in a highly-anticipated rematch at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday.