[Hong Kong, Jun 7, 2019] For the 12th year running, Sun Life Hong Kong Limited (“Sun Life”) returns as title sponsor of the Sun Life Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships, which held today at Stanley Main Beach. The event featured 272 teams with an estimated 6,000 paddlers from Hong Kong and overseas this year. For race results, please visit www.facebook.com/stanleydragonboat.races.
“In addition to encouraging people to be fit and active through dragon boating, we also try motivating them to adopt a greener lifestyle this year, in line with our mission to build a sustainable and healthy community. While green facilities were available at the venue, we also want to further promote going green by showing the young generation's creativity regarding tackling threats to the oceans,” said Fabien Jeudy, Chief Executive Officer of Sun Life Hong Kong Limited.
Winning works from International STEMathon 2019 – during which students were challenged to create STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) solutions for ocean protection were displayed at the event to promote the importance of environmental protection. Title-sponsored by Sun Life and organized by SCMP’s Young Post, International STEMathon 2019 was held in the Hong Kong Science Park in late March earlier this year. In this 30-hour hackathon-style challenge, more than 130 students from Hong Kong and Asia competed against each other for the most viable and innovative proposal to tackle threats to the oceans.
Free water refill stations and recycle bins for plastic bottles and aluminium cans were also available at the event venue.
Photo 1: Sun Life Stanley International Dragon Boat Championships 2019, which took place today at Stanley Main Beach attracted 272 teams with more than 6,000 paddlers from Hong Kong and overseas.
Photo 2: Paddlers dressed up to compete for the Most Outstanding Outfit Awards.
Photo 3: STEM-based solutions for ocean protection from students were displayed to promote environmental protection.
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