Children had a sneak preview of some of the games at this month's McFun Sports Day, which will raise money for Asia's first Ronald McDonald House. Nearly 100 young children from the territory's youth groups turned up at Hong Kong Sports Institute to try out some of the games. They were helped by Ronald McDonald and disc jockeys from RTHK's It's a Small World. The Ronald McDonald House is at To Shek village, Sha Tin. It will be a place for families to stay while their children are being treated at nearby Prince of Wales Hospital. The sports day on September 22 will be from 11 am to 7 pm. The games have been timed to coincide with the opening ceremony of the home. The organisers hope to raise $3 million to help with running costs and expect 40,000 people to attend. The games are aimed at promoting children's interest in sports as a fun and healthy activity. 'Sports should be for fun and for life,' said director of McDonald House Charities Mary Leventhal. She said the rigours and competition of sport sometimes put young people off. 'If they don't think they're very good, they don't try,' she said. 'It should be something that makes them feel good and feel better.' McFun Sports Day, which includes Funky Fencing and Crazy Golf, aims to inject even more enjoyment into games. And the famous clown gets involved too. At the practice, he lifted one youngster high to slam-dunk a basketball. Others tried out their soccer and hockey skills. One enthusiastic youngster, Chan Kin-heung, nine, divulged the secret of getting over the fact that the table tennis table was full of holes. 'Play it straight down the middle or on a diagonal. There are no holes there,' the young sportsman said. Chow Man-ying, 11, although tired from the hot afternoon, also enjoyed table tennis and then joined best friend, Fung Choi-yung, nine, for a large-racquet tennis game. She said seeing Ronald McDonald was 'most exciting'. Senior competitors will have the added incentive of gold, silver and bronze medals, while juniors will get 'surprise gifts' for achieving certain standards. There will be team games for schools, including obstacle races, Wing On Wacky Wheels and Lee Kum Kee Hot Hurdles. An 'international food village' and TV screens will provide refreshments and relaxation.