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Elementary school archery team from Hualien needs help to get to event in Singapore

Elementary school archery team from Hualien needs help to get to event in Singapore

2024-05-14

Over on the east coast there’s an elementary school archery team famous for gold medals and first place finishes. Hualien City’s Zhonghua Elementary School recently earned a spot at an international competition in Singapore but there’s just one problem: the team needs NT$900,000 more in travel expenses if it’s going to make the trip. The team has already fundraised NT$400,000, but before they represent Taiwan on the international stage, they’ll first need the help of some more generous supporters.

Hailing from Hualien, these young archers are refining their skills while listening closely to their coach’s instructions. They’re part of Zhonghua Elementary School’s archery team, which just recently won gold and silver medals in individual events at two national competitions. But that’s not all; the team also earned the right to represent Taiwan at a competition in Singapore this July.

Sung Pei-chieh
Archer from Zhonghua Elementary
I’m looking forward to it. I want to bring honor to Taiwan. Go get another gold medal and bring back a trophy, and then get more people to want to join archery teams. This can help the national archery team get better over time.

Chuang Hao-tse
Archer from Zhonghua Elementary
I’ll get to go check out a different world, a different place.

The young athletes are really looking forward to this trip to Singapore, but insufficient travel funds have become a real headache. With 16 members, including coaches and athletes, the team’s expenses for this trip have been estimated at NT$1.4 million. The team has already fundraised NT$500,000, but they’re nervous since they’re still NT$900,000 short of what they need to make the trip become a reality.

Chen Peng-yu
Coach of Zhonghua Elementary archery team
The teams need to come up with the budget themselves. Now, many of the students are the children of disadvantaged families, so there’s a lot of difficulty when it comes to getting the funds needed. The parents can help, but they’re truly limited in the amount of resources they can provide.

The registration deadline is in mid-June. If they’re not able to pull together enough money, then they’ll have to forfeit despite earning the right to represent their country. So these young archers are hoping generous benefactors can offer some support in their quest to bring honor to Taiwan through the sport of archery.

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赴新加坡比賽缺90萬 花蓮中華國小射箭隊盼外界協助

2024-05-14

花蓮中華國小射箭隊成績斐然,是國內比賽的常勝軍,不過現在卻煩惱到不行,因為才剛如願取得參加2024年新加坡公開賽國家代表權,馬上就面臨經費不足的窘境,初步估計出國經費還短少90多萬,期盼各界能伸出援手,不要讓選手失去為國爭光的機會。

練習場上,聽著教練指揮,花蓮中華國小射箭隊隊員,日前奪下國內兩場射箭錦標賽個人金牌與銀牌,拿到7月代表國家參加新加坡公開賽的資格。

[[花蓮中華國小射箭隊隊員 宋霈潔]]
“(會很期待嗎),很期待,想要為國爭光,再拿個金牌跟獎盃回來,然後讓更多的學妹學弟,想要來參加射箭隊,然後讓中華國家射箭隊,可以越來越好”

[[花蓮中華國小射箭隊隊員 莊灝澤]]
“去看看不一樣的世界,不一樣的地方”

小選手們對這次的新加坡之行,都非常期待,卻因為出國經費不足而煩惱,代表團教練加選手,共有16人,初估旅費就要140萬,隊員們自籌50萬,還需要募款90萬,讓他們好著急。

[[花蓮中華國小射箭隊教練 陳鵬宇]]
“這些費用都是需要自己籌備的,那也蠻多學生是弱勢家庭的小孩,他們在經費上也有一定的難度,家長能夠協助,可是給予的資源也真的有限”

眼看報名將在6月中截止,如果經費不足,就算有代表權也只能被迫放棄,因此希望熱心人士可以幫忙,讓射箭小將們有機會為國爭光。

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