We are delighted to announced Breakthrough was selected as the beneficiary of a new funding partnership entitled “Tries for Friends”, supported by Friends of Asia Hong Kong and the HKRU Community Foundation (HKRU CF).
Friends of Asia Hong Kong’s mission is to inspire and provide resources to disadvantaged children and youths by donating and matching funds to develop important programmes and events within the context of sports, education, health and wellness. This aligns very closely with the aims of the Community Foundation, and Friends of Asia Hong Kong were announced during this year’s Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens as the official charity partner of the HKRU CF.
Through this partnership came the “Tries for Friends” idea, which sees both parties pledge HK$5,000 for every try scored by the three young men who have come through the Breakthrough programme and are now in the Hong Kong national 7s squad - FONG Kit-fung, CHONG Shun-hong and MAK Kwai-chung - alongside women’s international player Christy Cheng who has been a volunteer with Breakthrough for many years. The tries must be scored while on international duty representing Hong Kong at any time over the coming 12 months.
For full article: https://www.hkrugby.com/news/breakthrough-scores-with-tries-for-friends