EY runs the extra mile for building a better community
A festive atmosphere prevailed at the Hong Kong Sports Institute on 29 October as about 600 people took part in the EY Family Sports Gala 2017 to promote good health and work-life balance.
Apart from EY staff and their family members, among the crowd were EY alumni, students of EYAcademy – a professional development program for undergraduate students – clients, guests from accounting organizations as well as over 100 children and friends from two NGOs – the Hong Chi Association and the New Home Association.
“This is the second year that we have organized the EY Family Sports Gala. We are doing it again because we see it as an opportunity to bring together our people from different departments and generations for a good cause,” says Agnes Chan, Managing Partner of EY in Hong Kong and Macau.
She adds that EY is committed to go the extra mile to build a better working world. “This is our purpose and the reason why we exist as an organization,” Chan says.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR, EY introduced the EY Charity Championship 4 x 100m relay race this year. Clients and guests were invited to compete in the friendly race and the winning team was invited to present a donation of HK$100,000 to the two participating NGOs.
Teams from Standard Chartered Bank, Vantage International and accounting organizations, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), CPA Australia, the Hong Kong Business Accountants Association (HKBAA) and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), competed with the EY alumni team and the EY champion team.
“We are very excited to see the active participation from our network. The younger members of our extended EY family had lots of joy and laughter at the Kids Corner, while our more senior members had a relaxing time at the massage and blood pressure measurement corner in the Health Zone. It’s an event that everyone can take part in,” says Agnes Tso, leader of the organizing committee and an audit partner at Ernst & Young, Hong Kong.
She also expressed her appreciation for the support and assistance from the Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Brigade and all other volunteers in making the event a success.