FIVE-TIME Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo will be in Singapore this Friday and Saturday for a #BeSIUPER weekend in support of a series of youth scholarships established by long-time friend and philanthropist Peter Lim.
#BeSIUPER is Ronaldo’s rally cry to inspire youths.
Born from his “SIU” celebration and personal belief that every youth can be “SIUPER” in their own ways, #BeSIUPER is Ronaldo’s encouragement to youths to cultivate a positive and winning mindset, and say “yes” (Si in Spanish) to learning and taking on challenges to advance their own goals.
In 2020, entrepreneur and investor Lim pledged Singaporean $10 million, in partnership with NParks, to set up a scholarship for deserving youths from less privileged backgrounds to pursue their interests, develop their skills and build capability in landscaping, horticulture, ecology, veterinary and animal science sectors.
In support of the NParks-Peter Lim Scholarship, Ronaldo will share more about his #BeSIUPER mindset with over 200 beneficiaries of the scholarship, highlighting sustainability awareness and the protection of our natural environment.
Since its inception, 537 study awards worth Singaporean $1.3 million have been awarded to students from ITE, the Polytechnics, NAFA and local universities under the NParks-Peter Lim Scholarship.
The three-time Best FIFA Men’s Player has been a firm supporter of the environment since 2013, when he visited Indonesia as the ambassador for the Mangrove Care Forum in Bali.
The Portuguese football phenomenon will meet more than a thousand youths in support of the Singapore Olympic Foundation (SOF)-Peter Lim Scholarship, which he has championed since its inception. Cristiano Ronaldo recently received the Decade of Outstanding Contribution Award earlier this year in April in Riyadh.
Ronaldo’s Singapore visit is one of many international personality collaborations that are in the pipeline by Mint Media Sports. Mint Media Sports owns image rights for international personalities such as Cristiano Ronaldo, and has managed global ventures with Manchester United’s Class of ‘92.