with Charity Contribution
Energizer Malaysia hosted a public briefing for the Energizer Night Race to cover race details, route highlights and safety precautions on 14 April 2012 in conjunction with the race kit collection weekend at Wisma OCM, Kuala Lumpur.Energizer Malaysia acknowledged the sponsors, business partners and participants who together contributed a total of RM140,000 in a heart-warming cheque handover ceremony to the Malaysian District of Kiwanis, the official race charity partners.
Kiwanis Malaysia is an international not-for-profit organisation well-known for its established initiatives such as the Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation and the Service Leadership Program (SLP), an international youth development program that provides leadership training for young people.
Energizer contributed RM10 per successful registration in the Energizer Night Race totalling RM50,000 from the 5,000 participants.
Another RM90,000 presented was pledged by 27 of Energizer’s key distributors throughout Malaysia and Brunei as well as Energizer’s business partners, who collectively contributed RM54,000 and RM36,000 respectively.
Mike Foong, managing director of Energizer Malaysia Sdn Bhd, said, “we are extremely grateful to our sponsors and participants for the support and trust that they have invested in the race this year. We at Energizer Malaysia will follow through with the promise for an improved night race that will impress participants and stakeholders with our motto of Keep Challenging, Keep Growing,” he added.
Participants were given the opportunity to make personal contributions through the 12 special bib numbers put up in a charity option, with all proceeds going to Kiwanis Malaysia’s programmes for children. It further generated an additional RM5,700 to the charity fund.
Energizer Malaysia will also enhance the contribution by aiming to raise another RM210,000 through the sales of Energizer products from March to May this year, where every pack sold contributes 30 sen to Kiwanis Malaysia. The total charity contribution target at the end of the campaign is RM345,000 which will benefit Kiwanis Malaysia’s 20 permanent Kiwanis Centres that serve and educate children and youths living with disabilities, as well as Kiwanis’ Going to School with Kiwanis programme that equips primary schoolchildren from poor families with a dictionary to inspire them to excel in school.
The Energizer Night Race 2012 is Energizer Malaysia’s will be held at the Sepang International Circuit on the 21st of April 2012 and will see runners from three categories – 42km, 15.5km and 5.5km – competing on the iconic Sepang International Circuit racetrack in part or in its entirety.
Energizer Malaysia also hosted an exclusive running clinic led by national marathon coach P. Sidamparam on the 31st of March to prepare and train participants for race day.
“We at Energizer Malaysia recognise how we can do better than before and deliver a sporting event that embodies our aspirations and corporate responsibility. We sincerely thank all parties for their support and input since last year’s race and look forward to a better and improved Energizer Night Race 2012 that truly brings Energizer’s That’s Positivenergy campaign to life,” Foong added.
While registrations are now closed, the public are still welcome to come along to the Energizer Night Race as spectators for the one-of-a-kind night running event to be held at Sepang International Circuit. Visitors and supporters can expect grandstand seating to cheer runners on and a family-friendly carnival from 6pm until late on race day.
Foong concluded, “We strongly urge participants, our trade partners and consumers to support the Energizer Night Race and the life-changing opportunities it will provide for children throughout Malaysia, giving them the power for a brighter future.”
More information on the Energizer Night Race can be found by visiting the website at www.energizernightrace.com.my, and updates for the race are available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EnergizerNightRaceMalaysia.