Marie- Christine Lee

Hong Kong Tatler - - Features -

was the magic num­ber when the Guin­ness World Record for Most Con­sec­u­tive Ten­nis Sin­gles Matches was set at Sports for Hope’s char­ity drive in 2014

was raised by the Sports for Hope Foun­da­tion at the 2015 Stan­dard Char­tered Hong Kong Marathon A pas­sion­ate ath­lete, Marie-christine Lee founded the Sports for Hope Foun­da­tion, a non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that pro­vides train­ing fa­cil­i­ties and as­sis­tance to sec­ondary schools in poorer ar­eas.

“I was brought up in a lov­ing and gen­er­ous fam­ily. Since child­hood, I have been in­spired by my par­ents to par­tic­i­pate in sports, and this love of ex­er­cise has given me con­fi­dence and a pos­i­tive mind­set. My dream was to do some­thing mean­ing­ful through sports and this came true when I founded the Sports for Hope Foun­da­tion in 2012. We raise money through sport­ing events that are out­side most peo­ple’s com­fort zones, like cy­cling 500km in three days on the Silk Road or break­ing the Guin­ness World Record for the most con­sec­u­tive ten­nis sin­gles matches played. But even small fundrais­ing events are very im­por­tant to me and I’ve now ded­i­cated my­self en­tirely to the Sports for Hope Foun­da­tion. I scru­ti­nise ac­counts and come up with ini­tia­tives, and am al­ways look­ing for op­por­tu­ni­ties to raise money and aware­ness. I would never ask for any­thing for my­self, but for the foun­da­tion I am shame­less. We can make Hong Kong a bet­ter place through love of hu­man­ity and through car­ing, nour­ish­ing, de­vel­op­ing and en­hanc­ing the life of fi­nan­cially needy and de­prived chil­dren through sports.”

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