It really saddened Lulu's heart to read that the Special Olympics Malaysia squad could not find local sponsors to help ease the burden in the event.
Special Olympics Malaysia chairman Joseph Lau Tee Sun said was deeply disappointed that no state or federal agency he approached was willing to sponsor even a “fraction” of the expenses. Even Malaysia Airlines turned down his request for assistance.
The total expenses for the trip works out to RM150,000, including food, accommodation, training and sports attire. Eight coaches and two officials will accompany the athletes.
“Since early this year, I couriered and faxed letters to the Youth and Sports Ministry, the Education Ministry and the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry,” he said, adding that only the Youth and Sports Ministry sent a letter dated Aug 8 stating that it had no funds.
sigh... at first, Lulu was wondering, where all the money could have gone.
Then, a lightbulb flashed!
Sad, isn't it?