Bloggers in Big Shoes ~ Project Baby Love
25th July, 2010 ~ Sunday morning bright & beautiful, feeling great, I went to Sports Planet at East Coast Park for a mission.
Sport Planet @East Coast Park
Upon arrival, I was given special equipments for the task...
A pair of BIG pink clown shoes! xD
Tried them on & do I look silly, cute or what? =P
Hamster in Big Shoes! xD
And what are those clown shoes for?
Big Shoes Soccer Star! xD
Ok, here's the whole plan. With a number of bloggers, I was participating in Project Baby Love, a charity event organized by Bloggers in Big Shoes for Sanctuary House. Canon Singapore had generously stepped in as the main sponsor. Donations collected are for babies and infants who desperately need foster care and medical attention. These babies have been either physically-abused or abandoned. Poor darlings. =(
The event called for us, Bloggers in Big Shoes, to play a match of mini-soccer. The objective is to rise fund & gain more awareness for Sanctuary House.
Bloggers in Big Shoes Soccer Team with organizer, Dedrick Koh
Our action team consisted of Alfie, Fabian, Jeremy, Eileen, Delcie & me. There are also numerous reserve players standing by of whom, I beg their pardon, I didn't get all of their names. We are to play the match of mini-soccer(played with 6 players on each team on a mini football pitch) against SAF Football Club which players had generously contributed their time & effort... OMG! They are pros & they should be the ones wearing those big clown shoes, not us noobs! xD
Bloggers in Big Shoes(in whites) vs SAF Football Club(in blue) with referee(in green)
With those big clown shoes hindering me & due to my grandma passing away only a few days ago before the event, I didn't attend the training session & without any knowledge of how to play soccer, I felt so noobish, but I'm game. Let's get on with it!
First, the prep talk & game plan
We have to use every method available to us to stand against those pros! The game plan called for 3 of us girls to be the strikers using our feminine charm to sway our opponents aside & distract the goalkeeper. Failing that, we can always scream & charge, which might work cos those pros are not used to such girlie tactic. LOL! xD
Referee briefing: No touching the girls! =P
The game started with frenzy actions...
Noobs vs Pros!
Give way, guys or feel the wrath of women! =P
And I discovered a new way of controlling the ball...
Hop like a Kangaroo! xD
GOAL! Seems like our tactics worked. Delcie scored the first goal!
Subsequently, there were quite a numbers of goals scored by both sides with me scoring 1 for our team.
The Hamster Scored! xD
When the whistle blew & the match ended, the final score were ~ Bloggers in Big Shoes: 9, SAFFC: 5. But seriously, the guys of SAFFC are really gentlemen, giving away the match to us. If they were to really play, we will be totally trashed. =P
After the match, there were presentation of tokens of appreciation to various sponsors & supporters.
Tokens of appreciation
And the event concluded with a cake-cutting ceremony to commemorate the success of this event. The cake were specially customized made & sponsored by Delcie who operates a cake shop. 2 thumbs up for Delcie! Your cake was delicious!
Noel Tan, Program Director of Sanctuary House & Dedrick Koh, organizer of Bloggers in Big Shoes cutting the cake
I was briefly interviewed by the press during this event, but I botched the whole thing cos I was too tensed up, nervous & incoherent. I hate myself! I can never face a video camera especially when speech is required. No such problem with still cam.
It was a fun-filled, very rewarding & satisfying experience for me. Except running around & sweating a lot, can't say I had contributed much to this project/event. The credit of the success of this event/project should goes out to Dedrick Koh of Bloggers In Big Shoes & his dedicated team. To promote this fund-raising program & generate more awareness, they had managed to grab media attention resulting in blogs of the Bloggers in Big Shoes were briefly shown on Channel 8 & Channel U News. Credit also goes to Canon Singapore, the main sponsor, SAF Football Club, Sports Planet, various sponsors & supporters.
Supporters of Project Baby Love
Project Baby Love raises money for babies and infants who desperately need foster care & medical attention. These babies have been either physically-abused or abandoned. Sanctuary House currently cares for 50 babies & children. They need your help to survive. We need to raise money to give them the food & medical attention they desperately needed. They are starving. Many of these babies do not have a home. Some are unwanted babies that nobody wants to adopt because they have medical complications. Others require life-saving medical care. Some of these babies are so sick that they couldn't drink milk using a bottle. They require feeding through tubes. Your help could save a baby's life. If you believe that all babies deserve love, please click on the following link to donate: Project Baby Love
Please Support Project Baby Love! =)
And here's a chance for you to win a Canon IXUS 300HS digital camera sponsored by Canon Singapore. To participate is easy. Just vote for your favorite Bloggers in Big Shoes. One randomly selected person who voted will win the Canon IXUS 300HS. Contest ends on 31st August.
I'm in Photo D. So what are you waiting for? Click on the following link to vote: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KHGGVGD
Fund-raising event & Favorite Bloggers in Big Shoes competition is sponsored by Canon Singapore: http://www.canon.com.sg/home
Sanctuary House: http://www.give.sg/
Project Baby Love: http://www.give.sg/TeamGIVE/Sanctuary-Campaigners/causathon
Official site of Bloggers in Big Shoes: http://bloggersinbigshoes.com/
SAF Football Club: http://www.safwarriors.com.sg/home/
Sports Planet: http://www.ubersports.com.sg/index.html
Personal Message to my readers: I will be very happy & smile for you if you can kindly donate to Project Baby Love: http://www.give.sg/TeamGIVE/Sanctuary-Campaigners/causathon
This charity project is featured in The Newpaper on 9th August 2010.
Yeah! I'm in the news. XD
*click on pic to enlarge