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Sport-Friendly Action

運動友善計劃橫額

 

Background:

 

Basketball and volleyball, two of the most popular sports in the world, were both invented at the end of the 19th century, by Dr James Naismith and William G. Morgan from YMCA of the USA respectively. Both games became established on the global stage comparatively quickly, and both were eventually included in the pinnacle of the sporting world: the Olympic Games.

Since our establishment in 1901, Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong has never stopped promoting sports and recreation initiatives. A member of the World Alliance of YMCAs, the Association is the founding member of the Amateur Sports Federation and the Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, established in 1950. Keeping pace with the times, in recent years the Association has introduced a number of exciting emerging sports like Taspony and Walking Football to promote the wellbeing of body, mind and spirit for all.

 

Introduction

Employees are an enormously important resource for enterprises, organizations and institutions – with their physical and mental well-being directly tied to both their performance and the success of the organization’s overall mission. With exercise being a fast and effective way to improve the health of each and every employee, the Association is pleased to introduce our “Sport-Friendly Action” campaign which aims to create healthy workplaces across Hong Kong. Our objective is to encourage enterprises, organizations and institutions of all shapes and sizes to offer on-site exercise facilities in the workplace, allowing these entities to fulfil their corporate responsibilities, build a positive image and create a win-win situation for the organization and its employees.

 

Objectives

Encourage enterprises, organizations and institutions to implement sport-friendly policies and measures in order to:

  • Motivate employees to exercise more;
  • Help employees develop regular exercise habits to improve their health, reduce their risk of illness and boost their work efficiency;
  • Highlight how these entities care for their employees to promote a positive corporate image;
  • Promote the wellbeing of body, mind and spirit in a workplace

 

Application Requirements

All enterprises, organizations and institutions participating in the Sport-Friendly Action campaign are required to meet at least three of the assessment criteria listed below. After evaluation, verification and approval by the Association, a Sport-Friendly Action decal will then be awarded. All businesses with a valid business registration, organizations with a valid group registration, as well as tertiary institutions, schools, government departments and public organizations are welcome to apply.

 

Sport-Friendly Action Decal

Sport-Friendly Act Logo

 

Assessment Criteria

Assessment Criteria

 

Notice of Participation
  1. All participating enterprises, organizations and institutions must ensure that all information provided is true and correct.
  2. All participating enterprises, organizations and institutions will be required to submit additional information for verification upon request.
  3. All participating enterprises, organizations and institutions shall provide any assistance necessary to the Association during the review process.
  4. Information provided by all participating enterprises, organizations and institutions will be used for communication and promotional purposes.
  5. If a participating enterprise, organization or institution is awarded a Sport-Friendly Action decal, they must actively participate in any relevant promotional activities and share their sport-friendly policies and measures with the public.
  6. All enterprises, organizations and institutions that have been awarded the decal may display the decal for one full calendar year from the decal’s reception date.
  7. The display of the Sport-Friendly Action decal in any advertisements or promotional materials does not mean that the Association has given or will give its approval or accreditation to any products or services provided by the participating enterprises, organizations and institution. All advertisements and promotional materials must be legal, appropriate and authentic and should not include content that is defamatory, discriminatory or offensive.
  8. All enterprises, organizations and institutions that receive the decal must submit any promotional materials that use the Sport-Friendly Action decal to the Association by email for review and retention in our archives. The review period is no less than seven days. The participating enterprises, organizations and institutions may also be required to perform alterations or modifications to the submitted promotional materials, which may involve a longer time period. No advertisement shall be published without the prior approval of the Association.
  9. All participating enterprises, organizations and institutions must include the words “Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong Sport-Friendly Action” in any promotional materials on which the decal is used or displayed.
  10. The Association reserves the right, at its sole discretion, at any time, to modify the design of the decal or terminate its use altogether.

 

 

List of Awarded Corporates

(arrange in alphabetical order)

 

  1. Broadway-Nassau Investments Limited
  2. Citybase Property Management Limited
  3. Dah Sing Bank Limited
  4. Hong Yip Service Company Limited
  5. Human Health (H.K.) Limited
  6. Hung Fook Tong Group Holdings Limited
  7. International Property Management Limited
  8. Milton Exhibits Group Limited
  9. Sportsroad Media Company Limited
  10. Turning Technical Services Limited
  11. The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited
  12. Urban Property Management Limited

 

List of Awarded Corporates

 

 

 

 

Registration Details

All interested enterprises, organizations and institutions must complete the application form and return it by post, fax or email to the Secretariat.
Address: 5/F, Administration Building, 23 Waterloo Road, Kowloon. Knowledge Management and Strategy Section
(Please also write “Sport-Friendly Action registration form” on the envelope)
Email:sport-friendly@ymca.org.hk
Fax: 2783 3328

 

Enquiries

 

To learn more about the Sport-Friendly Action campaign, please contact the Secretariat by phone at 2783 3380 or by email at sport-friendly@ymca.org.hk .
Office hours: 9:00am – 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)