PLAY IT FORWARD

Sands for Singapore Play it Forward

 

Marina Bay Sands’ one and only property-wide charity challenge, Play It Forward is returning for the third year!

Members of the public can form teams of six to represent a local charity of their choice* and participate in the third edition of Play It Forward, the Sands for Singapore Charity Festival’s signature charity challenge. From up high at the Sands SkyPark right down to ArtScience Museum, Play It Forward will take players around the integrated resort to complete intellectual and creative challenges to win cash prizes for charity.

This year, children will also have the chance to give back with the first-ever Play It Forward Junior designed specifically for kids aged 7-12. In teams of four, children will get to play simple games and beat the clock to emerge as winners. Similar to Play It Forward, kids in the junior edition will represent local charities of their choice* and win cash prizes for them.

Marina Bay Sands welcomes corporates or members of the public to spend a meaningful Sunday and put their brains and brawn to the test for charity. And there are no registration fees involved!

Registration is now open and will close on 18 August 2017.

* Participants will choose their charity from a list of charities provided by Marina Bay Sands. Separate lists shall be provided to participants of Play it Forward and Play It Forward Junior respectively.

 

 

       
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS    
   

1.  What is Play It Forward?

Play It Forward is a charity challenge which will take place around the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort on Sunday, 10 September 2017. This is the third year that Marina Bay Sands is organising this competition. Play It Forward is part of Marina Bay Sands’ annual signature event, the Sands for Singapore Charity Festival.

 

2.  What is Play It Forward Junior?

Marina Bay Sands is introducing a new junior edition of its signature charity challenge for younger participants this year. The junior edition will take place simultaneously with Play It Forward on Sunday, 10 September 2017.

 

3.  Who can take part in Play It Forward?

This challenge is open to all Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and other parties residing in Singapore.

 

4.  Must I pay to participate in Play It Forward and/or Play It Forward Junior?

No, there are no registration fees involved.

 

5.  Is there an age limit for participants?

Play It Forward:
Members of public aged 13 and above are welcome to participate. We welcome all who are willing to take up this challenge and help the local community in need.

However, entrants below 18 years old must obtain their Parent/Guardian’s consent before submitting an entry, and will be required to submit a written evidence of consent if they are selected to participate in this charity challenge.

Play It Forward Junior:
Children aged between 7 and 12 years old are welcome to participate. Entrants must obtain their Parent/Guardian’s consent before submitting an entry, and will be required to submit a written evidence of consent if they are selected to participate in this charity challenge.

Parents are encouraged to come down and support their children as they do their part for local charities. All the challenge stations of the junior edition will be located in a designated area near the Event Plaza, with plenty of cheering space for supporters! 

 

6.  How do I take part in this charity challenge?

You must form a team of six participants and two reserves for Play It Forward or a team of four participants for Play It Forward Junior, and submit the application along with your details and a 200 word write-up at the link provided. You can also submit any supporting photos or videos to this application in a form of a publicly-accessible link to YouTube or Facebook. Registration is now open and will close on 18 August 2017.

 

7.  How do I know if my application has been submitted?

All teams will receive a confirmation email from Marina Bay Sands once their application has been processed.

 

8.  How do teams win Play It Forward and Play It Forward Junior?

Teams participating in Play It Forward will complete challenges at different game stations across the property within a given time. Team participating in Play It Forward Junior will also complete challenges, but within a designated area. Teams will be scored on the number of points obtained at each station.

 

9.  What does the winning team receive?

Teams will be competing for cash prizes worth up to $120,000 which will be donated by Marina Bay Sands to the teams’ pre-selected charities. Participants will choose their charity from a list of charities provided by Marina Bay Sands.  

 

10.  Which charities do Play It Forward and Play It Forward Junior support?

Marina Bay Sands has two pre-determined lists of Singapore-based charities for participants to choose from for Play It Forward and Play It Forward Junior respectively. Teams are only allowed to select a charity from the list provided to them.

Selection of charities is on a first-come-first-served basis. Each charity can only be the pre-selected charity of choice by a maximum of 3 teams for Play It Forward and 4 teams for Play It Forward Junior. You will be asked to select your top 3 choices of charities when submitting your application. 
 

List of charities for Play It Forward

List of charities for Play It Forward Junior

AMKFSC Community Services Ltd

Art Outreach Singapore

AWWA Ltd

Association for Persons with Special Needs

Beyond Social Services

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Singapore

Boys' Town Singapore

Dyslexia Association of Singapore

Care Corner Singapore Ltd

Singapore Association for the Deaf

HCSA Community Services

Singapore International Film Festival

Metta Welfare Association

 

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Singapore

 

Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped

 

SPD (formerly known as Society for the Physically Disabled)

 

Student Advisory Centre

 

Students Care Service

 

 

11.  Can I choose to donate to charities that are not in Marina Bay Sands’ pre-determined list?

The list of Singapore-based charities have been carefully selected and pre-approved by Marina Bay Sands for the purpose of this charity challenge. We welcome suggestions for future collaborations, please drop us an email.

 

12.  How many teams will be selected?

Play It Forward:
We are looking for 36 teams to take part in Play It Forward. Each team will consist of 6 participants.

Play It Forward Junior:
We are looking for 24 teams to take part in Play It Forward Junior. Each team will consist of 4 participants.

 

13.  How will the selected teams be notified?

The selected teams will be notified through email and/or phone call.

 

14.  Where is the flag-off venue?

The flag-off will be at the Event Plaza for both Play It Forward and Play It Forward Junior.

 

15.  Will attractions (e.g. SkyPark Observation Deck, ArtScience Museum) remain operational during Play it Forward?

Yes, all our attractions including, but not limited to the SkyPark Observation Deck and ArtScience Museum, remain fully operational and open to guests.