Next month's SEA Games got another boost on Thursday when Pilot Pen Singapore was announced as the official writing instruments partner for the biennial sports meet.
The deal, worth $500,000, will see Pilot Pen Singapore provide over 150,000 writing instruments and accessories to the Games. The agreement sees the June 5-16 Games' total sponsorship soar past the $75 million mark.
Tan Chin Huat, managing director of Pilot Pen Singapore, said: "We are thrilled to be part of the prestigious 28th SEA Games and to support Singapore as it plays host to the region's biggest multi-sport event.
"Over the past 20 years, Pilot has been a firm supporter of the sports community and we are actively involved in local sporting events that aim to nurture young talents who aspire to represent Singapore on a national level. We are pleased to continue that tradition and lend our support to the Games."
Lim Teck Yin, executive committee chairman of the Singapore South-east Asian Games Organising Committee, said: "We are deeply appreciative of Pilot Pen's continuing support for sport and their commitment to joining us on the SEA Games."