Macao, 16 May 2015 – CESL Asia organized the ‘2015 CESL Asia and Friends Invitational Charity Football Tournament’ at Hac Sa Park, Coloane on the 16th of this month. The event has raised a total of MOP 40,000 for which a cheque was presented by, Mr. António Trindade, the President and CEO of CESL Asia, to Mr. Hetzer Siu, the CEO of Macau Special Olympics. The tournament were won by BNU and CESL Asia after several rounds of keen competition.
This year the participating companies and organizations included Administration of Airports Ltd, The Macau Institution of Engineers, Be-1, Banco Nacional Ultramarino, Macau Special Olympics Cheng Fai, and CESL Asia. The philanthropic event was jointly sponsored and supported by Macau Coco-Cola Beverage Co. Ltd., Banco Comercial de Macau, SA as well as Milton Exhibits & Engineering (Macau) Ltd.
Through its non-profit ‘CESL Asia Social Investment Fund’, CESL Asia invited local companies and organizations to participate in this charitable event and raised funds for the Macau Special Olympics, helping local people with intellectual disabilities take part in regular exercises and recreational activities. Such charitable acts could arouse more concern in local business organizations and communities for Macau people with intellectual disabilities, in tandem with a promotion of corporate social responsibility.
Macau Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities free sport training, tournaments and recreational activities in various degrees on year-round basis, hoping to encourage development both physically and mentally so that these people can explore their potential, enhance self-confidence, and cope with possible challenges in future. At the same time, it not only allows these less fortunate to experience an enhanced sense of meaning in their lives, but also enable the community to have a better understanding and acceptance of them.