Battle of The Bulge charity squash game raises RM 750,000

December, 2020

The Battle of The Bulge, a charity squash game between Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia Group and property tycoon Tan Sri Salim Fateh Din of MRCB, was planned to raise funds to feed vulnerable Malaysians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The match has been postponed twice because of the CMCO. It was scheduled to take place on the 18th of October at Arena Nicol David, Bukit Jalil, and was postponed to the 5th of December. However, it was postponed again following the extension of CMCO. The game will be rescheduled to a later date, probably early 2021, when permitted.

Both Tan Sri Tony & Tan Sri Salim have raised a total of RM750,000.00 from fellow corporates and friends. These monies will be channeled to 5 selected NGOs to feed affected communities. The amount is enough for almost 125,000 meals. We would like to thank the following donors for their generosity:

List of Donors

1ECM Libra Foundation200,000.00
3Amcorp Group Bhd50,000.00
4Dato' Douglas Cheng, Executive Director, GPL Group50,000.00
5Tan Sri Mohamad Salim Bin Fateh Din50,000.00
6YTL Power Generation50,000.00
7LT Industries Sdn Bhd50,000.00
8S & S Quest Resources Sdn Bhd30,000.00
9Armada Baiduri Sdn Bhd30,000.00
10KLK Berhad20,000.00
11Lim Beng Choon, Trustee, ECM Libra Foundation20,000.00
12Wira Syukur (M) Sdn Bhd20,000.00
13ARH Jurukur Bahan Sdn Bhd10,000.00
14Dato' Ruben Gnanalingam, Director, Westports10,000.00
15Dato' Seri Lee Choong Yan, President & COO, Genting Malaysia Berhad10,000.00
16ENRA Group10,000.00
17Minconsult Sdn Bhd10,000.00
18United Brem Sdn Bhd10,000.00
19Chia Kim Yong5,000.00
20Filters Engineering Services SB5,000.00
21Jurukur Bandardesa Sdn Bhd5,000.00
22Optergy Sdn Bhd5,000.00
23Syarikat Ong Yoke Lin Sdn Bhd5,000.00
24Yong Dan Mohamad Faiz Sdn Bhd5,000.00
25One Consolidated Resources SB5,000.00
26Synergie Communications (M) SB3,000.00
27Lee Chui Li1,000.00
28MM Design Sdn Bhd1,000.00

Amount raised For Each NGO

1PERTIWI Soup Kitchen208,000.00
2Kechara Soup Kitchen117,500.00
3Good Shepherd Services149,500.00
4Yayasan Chow Kit110,000.00
5Malaysian Relief Agency165,000.00

The funds raised will be distributed to the 5 selected NGOs:

  1. PERTIWI - PERTIWI, an NGO established in 1967, prioritises single mothers. The PERTIWI Soup Kitchen (PSK) provides humanitarian food-aid service to the homeless and hard-core poor in Chow Kit, Kota Raya and Masjid India. PSK also provides medical service to those who seek basic treatment for common ailments.
  2. Kechara Soup Kitchen -Kechara was established in 1992. They serve vulnerable groups and provide basic on-street medical care, clothing and other necessities, counselling, referrals to accommodation, shelter and employment. On average, 3,200 packs of vegetarian food consisting of biscuits, snacks, drinking water, fruits and hot food are distributed to the homeless each week.
  3. Good Shepherd Services - Good Shepherd Services (GSS) was founded in 1956 and serves women and children in under-served communities and those experiencing gender-based violence in the Klang Valley, Perak and Sabah They also provide hostels and service centres and distribute food to these needy communities.
  4. Yayasan Chow Kit - Yayasan Chow Kit (YCK) was incorporated to cater to abandoned and vulnerable children. YCK is a 24-hour crisis and drop-in centre providing meals, activities, therapy, case management, and educational programmes for at-risk children and teenagers around Chow Kit area.
  5. Malaysian Relief Agency - The Malaysian Relief Agency’s primary objective is to assist those affected by natural disasters or armed conflicts, both local and abroad. The MRA’s medical team works include the Indigenous Development Programme where they provide health and education to the Orang Asli, help people with visual, hearing and learning disabilities under their Person with Disabilities programme. MRA runs several other charitable programs, including the Rohingya Community School in Kg Cheras.

This charity game is part of a wider COVID-19 initiative by the ECM Libra Foundation, which has, since the pandemic hit Malaysia, provided thousands of free hotel room nights to overworked front-liners from Hospital Kuala Lumpur at Tune Hotel PWTC, donated ventilators and PPE, masks, hand sanitizers to hospitals and food for the last nine months to over 1,500 families in Sabah and Peninsula Malaysia.