Thursday, May 17, 2012

1st AmCham Run for Scholars

AmCham Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR institution of American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines will hold an advocacy fun run dubbed as AmCham Run for Scholars and it wlil be held on May 27, 2012 at the popular running circuit of Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

The run is a fundraising event of the foundation where in the funds that will incur will support their programs such as Scholarship for the marginalized youth of Metro Manila in elementary, high school and college or vocational education. For the past 25 years, the foundation has assisted more than 1,600 Filipino youth.

 A few weeks ago, Chris Sports, a major sponsor of the event hosted a media launch that was attended by friends from the online media and supporters of the foundation. The hosting was spearheaded by Ms. Arleen Lindo, Marketing Manager of Chris Sports and it was held at the newest fitness hub in the heart of BGC, the Fitness and Athletics, a store where you can find the newest running and fitness gear.

The evening was graced by the presence of Ms. Chit Ventura, Director of the AmCham Foundation where she gave a short talk and inspired everyone about how the foundation has been helping the poor Filipino youth achieved their dreams through education.

The program was preceded by question and answer portion where media had the opportunity to throw questions to the resource speakers and soon after guests were treated by a delightful dinner courtesy of Via Mare.

AmCham Run for Scholars is now open for registration in all Chris Sports branches and Fitness and Athletics Co. Race distances are 3k, 5k, 10k with registration fees of P500, P550 and P600 respectively. Top 100 finishers will get finishers medals, loot bags and at the program, AmCham will raffle off enticing prizes such as Suunto Watches, 5 star room accommodation and a round trip ticket to Hawaii courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines. 

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