CSCLF Billiards Charitable Fund Established in Beijing

2016-11-09 12:02:47   China Soong Ching Ling Foundation

A grand ceremony of CSCLF Billiards Charitable Fund was held in the Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling in Beijing on October 20, 2016. Jing Dunquan, Vice Chairman of CSCLF, Zheng Menghui, General Manager of CCTV Sports &Entertainment Co., Ltd., Ju CunGuo, Chairman of Daqing Guoyu Culture & Media Co., Ltd, and Jason Ferguson, Chairman of World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA), attended the ceremony.  

The Fund was co-sponsored by CSCLF, CCTV Sports & Entertainment Co., Ltd. and Daqing Guoyu Culture & Media Co., Ltd. Mr. Ronnie O'Sullivan, world famous snooker player, attended the activity as the Fund's ambassador and donated 3 million yuan by himself. It aims at carrying out public welfare activities around Snooker International Championship (SIC), popularizing billiards sports and culture, as well as actively participating in other activities held by CSCLF.

CSCLF Vice Chairman Jing Dunquan (Left) presents the certificate of "Billiards Charitable Fund Ambassador" to Ronnie O'Sullivan (Right).

Ronnie O'Sullivan delivers the donation to Tang Jiuhong, director of CSCLF Fund Department.

Leaders and guests launch the fund together.

In the afternoon, it organized the first public welfare activity that 2016 SIC players Ronnie O'Sullivan, John Higgins, Stephen Maguire, Fu Jiajun, Liang Wenbo and representatives from organizers went to Beijing Shengji Art School to visit the Tibetan orphans here and donate billiards facilities to them. The players played the games together with the children and even taught them on spot. "It's important for children these days to play the game to grow their interest in it. And when I look at their smile on their face, I think it's all worth the time and effort", Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Tang Jiuhong, director of CSCLF Fund Department, attended the activity.

Ronnie O'Sullivan shares experience with the children.

Ronnie O'Sullivan teaches a girl how to play billiards.

Maguire teaches Tibetan student Shang Zhenji to play billiards.

Snooker players and the children.

A group photo of guests and children leaves a good memory.