Joseph Schooling, Olympic Champion
Make-A-Wish is partner and beneficiary of The Schooling Effect, a movement inspired by Joseph Schooling’s momentous feat at the recent Rio Olympics. Joseph made history when he beat Michael Phelps to win the gold medal in the 100m butterfly.
He believes that children are the future of the country, and hopes to be able to encourage and inspire them to dare to dream. Joseph returned to town in November 2016 and headlined a series of events in support of the foundation.
He also launched the Watsons Dream Tree initiative together with four Wish Kids at Ngee Ann City Watsons. Bryan, Raphael, Dennis and Anastasia were ecstatic to meet him, as his victory and accomplishments have greatly inspired them to pursue their hopes and dreams.
Another group of Wish Children, Joshua Ong, Joshua Koh and Kye Feng were also invited the chance of meeting him at Kallang Wave Mall. Joseph played chauffer and took the boys on a spin in a Porsche Cayenne.Swim with Joseph
Martin Berry, Entrepreneur and Race Car Driver
Despite joining Make-A-Wish Singapore as an Ambassador just two months ago, Martin Berry has already brought Wish kids like Joshua Koh on a joyride along Orchard Road in a blue Ferrari. The entrepreneur — who is involved in launching and acquiring companies — is no stranger to fast cars and will compete in the upcoming Asia-Pacific Ferrari Challenge Race Series.
His passion for cars is matched only by his enthusiasm to give back to the community. When Martin learnt of Wish Child Primus’ passion for F1 and racing cars, he planned a Ferrari themed-surprise for him. The F1 enthusiast was invited to ride in Martin’s red Ferrari and toured the Ferrari showroom for an up-close experience of the cars. He also received exclusive Ferrari premiums, such as a diecast car model and a back pack, as well as a chance to help design a helmet to be worn by Martin during his race.
Martin’s commitment to advance the Foundation's cause is evident in his frequent participation in its outreach initiatives. He believes that any contribution — big or small — makes a difference, and he looks forward to doing his part to bring hope, strength and joy to the children and families that Make-A-Wish serves.Race with Martin
Yellow Fellows, People for Good
The Yellow Fellows (YF) was formed when actor/host Randall Tan decided to gather some of his best running mates to run races in the name of charity and for the greater good. The team members hail from all walks of life, from a shipbroker, to marketer, brand manager, TV/radio personality, business owner to a national athlete.
2017 is the fifth year for YF as a team, and it is also the year they embark on their journey as charity athletes/ambassadors for Make-A-Wish Singapore.
They have just welcomed a Jr. YF into the group and the team feels that nothing can beat the feeling of being able to fulfil a kids’ wish, especially for children battling life threatening illnesses. Being able to bring hope and smiles to these kids is also key to YF’s purpose as ambassadors.
The YFs pledge to run at least 10 races in the calendar year as a minimum commitment and as a running team, it is through running these races that the YFs hope to raise funds for the granting of wishes, canvas for donations and maybe take on the role of wish granters themselves.
Run with Yellow Fellow