National Teams – Age-group ● Oct 02, 2020
Jacob Mahler turns trishaw pilot for good cause in President’s Star Charity 2020
SINGAPORE, 2 OCTOBER 2020 – Singapore Under-22 star Jacob Mahler will sweat it out for a good cause in the President’s Star Charity (PSC) 2020 this Sunday, 4 October 2020.
The 20-year-old will feature in a special segment for the show, in partnership with Cycling Without Age Singapore (CWAS) and Team Singapore. Together with Calvin Sim (Cycling), Nurul Suhaila (Silat), Charmaine Soh (Netball), Shanti Pereira (Athletics), Emma Middleditch (Triathlon), Lavin Raj (Basketball) and Mediacorp artistes Pierre Png and Elvin Ng, they will ferry – via trishaw – nine beneficiaries of the President’s Challenge from St Luke’s ElderCare at Pandan Gardens to the PSC Show. The group’s ride will culminate on air at the Townsquare at Mediacorp, where guest-of-honour President Halimah Yacob will welcome them.
As part of their preparations, the athletes underwent trishaw pilot training from CWAS last month. Jacob, who captains the Young Lions in the Singapore Premier League, told FAS.org.sg: “It was really enjoyable to be able to learn how to ride a trishaw for the first time! It was really fun and it was good to also hang out with the other Team Singapore athletes.”
The midfielder, who has three international caps at senior level, is looking forward to contribute to a meaningful cause. “I can’t wait to be part of this amazing event and cycle with the seniors, and hopefully give them a good time,” Jacob said. “I’m really grateful to be given this opportunity as it’s a way for me to give back to and do my part for the community, and hopefully I inspire others to do the same.”
You can support Jacob and his fellow Team Singapore athletes by donating generously via giving.sg/psc2020. For full details on how to donate and for information on the show, please visit meWATCH.sg/psc2020.
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The PSC aims to galvanise the community-at-large to support the President’s Challenge, established in 2000 by then-President S R Nathan, through raising funds that will go towards its beneficiaries. Every dollar donated goes directly to this year’s 72 benefitting organisations, which covers various sectors from children and family services, healthcare and eldercare, disability services and rehabilitation of ex-offenders.