YMT Wins Sports Activist Awards for the 5th Consecutive Year
In recognition of Yamaha’s efforts in sport promotional activities, YMT was given the Silver Prize in the Sports Activist Awards by the Sports Administration, Ministry of Education. This was the 5th year in a row for YMT to be awarded with a Sports Activist Awards and the second consecutive year to receive the Silver Prize.
In the spirit of social contribution, YMT has hosted the annual Yamaha Cup Youth Soccer Championship since 2009 in order to support and promote healthy development of Taiwan’s youth. 313 teams with approximately 5,000 players joined the preliminary games last year. The event keeps growing and is now the biggest youth soccer competition in Taiwan. YMT also hosts youth soccer workshops in elementary schools throughout Taiwan, and the cumulative total of participants numbers 36 schools with approximately 5,200 children.
This year, a press conference on September 20 opened the 9th Yamaha Cup, which leads to a series of events such as the elementary school soccer workshop tour, the opening of 6 regional preliminary games in November, and the championship finals in January 2018. A total of 320 teams are expected to participate in the series of events. A youth team of YMT Group company employees’ children (YMT, YMRT, YMTT, TOPMOST, and YETW) will join the games to encourage participation of all Yamaha members as well as strengthen their teamwork.
Josephine Wang, Yamaha Motor Taiwan (YMT)