30 Sep '16, 10am

Schoolings share Grab's $20,000 gift with blind masseur and Singapore para swimmer

SINGAPORE - Singapore swimmer Joseph Schooling and his family will share a $20,000 gift from ride-hailing service Grab with blind masseur Ismail Akbar Abdullah and Singapore para swimmer Benson Tan. Grab had offered free rides to the Schoolings after Joseph's historic gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics last month. Hafidz Ja'afar, who represents the Schooling family, said: "But we thought we should share it with people who need it more, and Joseph was really touched when he heard about Ismail's and Benson's stories." Ershad Ahamed, Grab's head of marketing (Singapore), said: "We are very excited and proud of Joseph's achievements and even more so his decision to share our offer of $20,000 in ride sponsorship with others. We are fully supportive of his decision and look forward to serving Uncle Abdullah and Benson, and play a role in making their daily commute more fu...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/sport/schoolings-share-grabs-...

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