Over 1,250 take part in SG50 sports event for people with intellectual disability

Maximus Lee How Zer, seven, from MINDS Woodlands Gardens School playing the Ketupat Race during a sports event to mark Singapore's golden jubilee at the Institute of Technical Education College Central on May 23, 2015. He is being cheered on by
Maximus Lee How Zer, seven, from MINDS Woodlands Gardens School playing the Ketupat Race during a sports event to mark Singapore's golden jubilee at the Institute of Technical Education College Central on May 23, 2015. He is being cheered on by his teachers and volunteers from ITE College Central. -- PHOTO: MOVEMENT FOR THE INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED OF SINGAPORE   

SINGAPORE - Over 1,250 people took part in a sports event on Saturday for beneficiaries, caregivers, staff, volunteers and community partners of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (Minds).

The event celebrated Singapore's golden jubilee and was held at the Institute of Technical Education College Central (ITECC). It is one of over 300 projects supported by the SG50 Celebration Fund.

Participants played games such as a ketupat race and kampung soccer, These were aimed at helping beneficiaries celebrate and connect with their national identity, Minds said in a statement.

Minds' chief executive Keh Eng Song, said: "We are grateful to be able to (celebrate SG50) in partnership with friends like ITECC,which is truly reflective of how Singapore has come so far, through a many helping hands approach and a true sense of community."