Yellow Ribbon Prison Run returns with virtual edition

10/9/2021 11:36:00 AM

Yellow Ribbon Prison Run returns with virtual edition

Yellow Ribbon Prison Run returns with virtual edition

SINGAPORE: The Yellow Ribbon Prison Run has returned with a virtual edition after a hiatus in 2020 brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. \u0022This year’s virtual run demonstrates the resilience and desire of the community to transcend physical boundaries in support of the Yellow Ribbon cause,\u0022 organisers s

LinkedIn SINGAPORE: The Yellow Ribbon Prison Run has returned with a virtual edition after a hiatus in 2020 brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic..Yale-NUS College and University Scholars Programme (USP) merger decision.LinkedIn A Hublot watch designed and signed by basketball great Kobe Bryant is hitting the auction block, along with a sneaker and digital art, a package the seller values at US$10 million (S$13.

"This year’s virtual run demonstrates the resilience and desire of the community to transcend physical boundaries in support of the Yellow Ribbon cause," organisers said in a media release on Friday (Sep 10).Known as the Yellow Ribbon Virtual Run this year, the event will take place from Sep 1 to Sep 30.“The yellow ribbon is a symbol of hope, acceptance, forgiveness, and second chances,” the organisers said.The parents then sent another email on Wednesday to repeat their request for a virtual townhall, in the school's"usual dialogue format".“Themed Challenge YRself and Inspire Second Chances, members of the public can run, walk or hike routes - with no minimum distance - throughout September in the shape of a yellow ribbon, as part of their pledge of support for second chances.” There are two categories to chose from, YR Inspire and YR Challenge.The shoe is a purple Nike Zoom 8 sneaker that was inspired by the legendary basketball player, who died in 2020 at age 41 in a helicopter crash, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and all seven others on board.

In YR Inspire, participants will have to complete at least one virtual walk, run or hike of any distance in the shape of a yellow ribbon in a single activity during the event period.CNA has seen the parents' emails to Prof Tan, as well as the latter's reply to the initial email.Participants can submit as many activities as they like.In YR Challenge, the aim is for participants to move a total of 60km during the event period.This can be done in a single walk, run or hike of 60km in the shape of a giant yellow ribbon, or in up to five separate activities, with each activity completed in a ribbon shape.The parents said they found this claim to be"appalling".“This year, a new distance category of 60km was introduced to signify the challenging journey that many ex-offenders undergo to rebuild their lives and reintegrate into society,” the organisers said.Kobe, an 18-time National Basketball Association all-star, is credited with granting more than 200 wishes.

“Research has shown that when ex-offenders stay crime-free for more than five years (60 months), their chances of reoffending (are) significantly reduced.To achieve this, family and community support are key to supporting ex-offenders over this journey." The parents said they received an email invite on Aug 30 to a townhall with the Yale-NUS leadership on Sep 2, but that this event was only to be attended by Yale-NUS' senior leadership, with"no presence from the NUS administration".“Each kilometre run by Yellow Ribbon Virtual Run 2021 participants represents their support for ex-offenders to stay the course of their reintegration.” Related: More jobs for ex-offenders as companies support Yellow Ribbon Singapore initiative | Video For every yellow ribbon route completed, participating organisations will donate S$10 to the Yellow Ribbon Fund, up to a maximum of S$50 per runner.Activities can be completed anywhere and at any pace."Given all the information we know till date of the unilateral decision-making process and the top-down approach NUS has taken to the closure of Yale-NUS College, the response from your office was disappointing and altogether simply too unsatisfactory.

They can be submitted via the Strava app or by manually uploading screenshots on the Yellow Ribbon Virtual Run website.All participants will receive a race pack which includes a medal crocheted by inmates.Forty inmates were trained in knitting and crocheting over the past year to produce 10,000 medals for the event.The parents said in the email:".“Each medal is handmade, symbolising every ex-offender’s desire for a second chance,” the organisers said.Participants in the Yellow Ribbon Virtual Run 2021 will receive a crocheted medal handmade by inmates.

(Photo: Yellow Ribbon Project) The event was launched by Speaker of Parliament Tan Chuan-Jin, who called on the public to support the reintegration of ex-offenders into society.their best attempt was: 'NUS has its own reasons and ambitions for wanting to develop this (new) college.“It takes an entire village.All of us can start by understanding the issues, and to participate and volunteer,” Mr Tan said.“By expressing empathy and support, we can make a big difference in helping ex-offenders reintegrate into society..“As we create a more benign and welcoming environment, we also encourage employers to step forward and be part of the community to provide them jobs and a fresh start.

” The Letters from Behind the Walls display usually seen at the end point of in-person Yellow Ribbon runs will also go virtual this year.Participants in the virtual run can send in their responses to these personal reflections from inmates on the event's website.PROF TAN RESPONDS, PARENTS REITERATE CALL FOR VIRTUAL TOWNHALL In an email response on Tuesday, Prof Tan said he fully understood their concerns about the merger.Participants can register for the Yellow Ribbon Virtual Run from now until Sep 24.Registration costs S$15.First held in 2009, the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run has seen close to 90,000 runners help to raise nearly S$1."Due to prevailing COVID-19 restrictions, these will have to be arranged in small groups.

2 million for the Yellow Ribbon Fund.Source: CNA/kg.

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