GEG X Volleyball Association of Macao Hosts “Leap” Movie Screening and Sharing Session to Promote the Sport

November 4, 2020 – Galaxy Entertainment Group (“GEG”) has been committed to supporting the Macau SAR Government in developing sports tourism and promoting social diversity and exchange through sports. Recently, GEG and the Volleyball Association of Macao (“MVA”) jointly invited over 150 local students and volleyball players and coaches to attend a special movie screening and sharing session on the highly acclaimed Chinese sports movie “Leap” at the UA Galaxy Cinemas at Galaxy Macau™. Four generations of volleyball enthusiasts were gathered for an open discussion and exchange of experiences to pass on the legacy.

Guests included Mr. Lou Pak Sang, Director of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau; Mr. Kong Chi Meng, Deputy Director of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau; Mr. Pun Weng Kun, President of the Sports Bureau; Mr. Ma Iao Ian, President of Volleyball Association of Macao; Mr. Philip Cheng, Director of GEG; Ms. Eileen Lui, Group Director of Human Resources & Administration of GEG; and Mr. Buddy Lam, Senior Vice President of Public Relations of GEG. The event aims to inspire the sportsmanship, teamwork and perseverance among young volleyball enthusiasts by showing them how the China National Women's Volleyball Team journeyed their way to becoming the world’s champion. The movie also sent cheer and inspiration to the Macau Volleyball Teams to keep striving for advancement and achievement. It opened with MVA’s theme song "Let's Spike" by Ms. Ring Hun, a local singer, to liven up the atmosphere. Several scenes from previous major international volleyball events also reappeared in the movie, including scenes from the 1981 FIVA Women’s World Cup where China defeated Japan and obtained their first ever World Championship title, scenes from the team’s 2008 Summer Olympics women's volleyball tournament against the United States, and those from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games where China won the gold medal. Despite the social distancing, the audience enjoyed an exhilarating movie screening experience.

In the sharing session that was held after the movie, Mr. Kou Kam Fai, principal of Pui Ching Middle School Macau, who served as the captain of the school volleyball team; Ms. Lei Sin Kuan, a seasoned player with tremendous experiences competing overseas and representing Macau; Ms. Lei Keng Lai, an up-and-coming member of the Macau Women’s Volleyball Team; and Ms. Christina Sin, Assistant Vice President of Casino Customer Services at Galaxy Macau and representative of the GEG Staff Social Club volleyball team led a four generations’ discussion of the history and development of the volleyball sport in Macau. Mr. Kou Kam Fai said that many new student-athletes were joining the team and working hard and therefore he was full of hope and confidence in the young athletes and local volleyball development; he also encouraged young people to be persistent in everything. Ms. Christina Sin, expressed her gratitude to GEG for establishing different sports teams so that team members could enjoy their favorite sports during their leisure hours. She also mentioned that she was proud that the company had been supporting volleyball and other sports events. In addition, Ms. Lei Sin Kuan and Ms. Lei Keng Lai both said that the most important things they learned were persistence, courage and teamwork.

GEG was the official sponsor of the FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League – Macao 2019 and has presented 14 tournaments to date to raise public interest for the volleyball sport. The “My Favorite Galaxy Star Player and Team” Award that GEG has organized for 10 consecutive years is highly popular among the locals. Meanwhile, GEG has also participated in a number of community exchange activities with players of the China National Women's Volleyball Team, and pledges to continue to actively support diversified international sports events to take place in Macau. “Leap” is a national blockbuster directed by Mr. Peter Chan from Hong Kong. The movie recounts the stories of the China National Women's Volleyball Team and depicts the team's struggles and efforts to win glory for the country.