Operation Breakthrough held a race on "Positive Run, Positive Life" in partnership with The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) at Tsing Yi Sports Ground on Feburary 27. Over 50 youngsters and volunteers from the Force and a sportswear company attended the event.
Apart from the race, a number of trainees and volunteers were commended on the occasion for their contribution in the past year.
Officiating at the ceremony, Chairman of Operation Breakthrough Glenn O'Neill and Running Director Yuen Kit-man reiterated the motto of "Sports can change lives". They thanked the volunteers, many of whom came from Tsuen Wan District (TWDIST), as well as the HKFYG and the sportswear company for their support. Former Assistant Commissioner Mike Cartwright, who initiated the running programme of Operation Breakthrough 10 years ago, and Assistant Commander (Crime) of TWDIST Kok Wai-shing encouraged the young people to stay strong and live a positive life.
Each programme of Operation Breakthrough involves police volunteers. In the past two years, Operation Breakthrough has been providing an increasingly diversified range of activities and attracting more participants from different backgrounds. Over 100 girls participated in football, dance and dragon boating and over 120 boys from ethnic minority groups joined its cricket programme.
Operation Breakthrough would continue to foster relationships with non-governmental organisations and welfare groups to create a professional synergy and to enhance the effectiveness of the programmes. Should any officer, serving or retired, wish to become a volunteer, please contact Senior Inspector Yuen Kit-man at [email protected].