Kansai Paint supports underprivileged youths of Hong Kong through sports
July 24, 2021 | Hong Kong
Contribution to a comfortable and secure life
“WELL DUNK!” is the first public-estate-based basketball league and training programme organized by the InspiringHK Sports Foundation for underprivileged youths in Hong Kong. This programme establishes basketball teams in public estates all around Hong Kong, and works with Hong Kong A1 Division Championship Basketball Team, Kin Lung Pegasus, to provide professional training for underprivileged youths aged 13 to 17. The mission of this programme is to develop youths’ positive character traits and to strengthen their sense of belonging to their community. In this season (2020-2021), “WELL DUNK!” has a total of 24 teams. Kansai Paint has been the title sponsor of one of the team, Sheung Tak Hunters. The grands final was held successfully on 24 July 2021. Our sponsored team, Sheung Tak Hunters, won the Fourth Place.
In Hong Kong, basketball is a very popular sport. However, when it comes to formal basketball training and competition, it is not as accessible as expected, especially for underprivileged youths. The “WELL DUNK!” programme provides youths with the opportunity to play a five-a-side game officiated by professional referees, it also puts huge emphasis on conduct and attitude instead of results and ability. The coaches teach not only the skill, but mentality as well, they will lead students to know that earning round of applause from audience is not just because of the victory, but excellent spirit of players.
Kansai Paint not only pursues eco-friendly technologies, but also developing next generation for a sustainable future. We believe that sustainable talent has the power to make positive impact on society and change the world. Through the whole person education, the intellectual, physical, professional, psychological, social, and spiritual attitude of an individual can be holistically enhanced. If the youths can holistically enhance the different aspects of their “Whole Person Development”, they will have stronger capacities to equip themselves to become a pillar of society.
Kansai Paint has been the title sponsor of one of the team, Sheung Tak Hunters
President Kakuda presented the MVP award (Most Valuable Player Award)
Sheung Tak Hunters fought in tight game