Chow Tai Fook Puts “Golden” Touches On Event
Shanghai (September 8) – Organisers have announced that major sponsors Chow Tai Fook will play a “golden” role in next week’s 2005 Shanghai Golden Grand Prix with special prizes for successful athletes.
Chow Tai Fook (Shenzhen) Co Ltd assistant manager director, Tsui Sai-cheung, and Shanghai Golden Grand Prix Co Ltd managing director, Mary Gu, were happy to announce Chow Tat Fook’s vital role in China’s inaugural first class athletics meeting.
While handing out gold medals and trophies are the norm in most high class international sporting events, the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix will go a step further by presenting a unique prize to all 14 winners of the competition.
Chow Tai Fook will present a “lucky dragon’’ emblem of pure gold to the seven men and seven women winners to add excitement to the athletics spectacular on September 17.
Gold symbolises wealth, beauty and prestige and Chow Tai Fook believes all 14 winners should receive something special.
It was also announced that the men’s 110 metres hurdles winner – probably the most eagerly-anticipated event of the meeting – will also carry a lot of prestige and Chow Tai Fook will hand out a very special and outstanding one carat diamond pendant to the champion – a reflection of Chinese spirit and determination.
The men’s 110 metres hurdles will see a top class field that will include China’s Olympic champion Liu Xiang, reigning world champion Ladji Doucoure of France, former multiple world champion and Atlanta Olympic Games gold medallist, Allen Johnson, and fellow American Dominic Arnold.
It is hoped that Chow Tai Fook and athletes will develop a closer understanding, while athletes strive for gold, a symbol of prestige and health.
Chow Tai Fook has a long and distinguished history. The jewellery makers have brought their famous products in line with the latest trends and fashions. It is known for its high quality and craftsmanship.
The Chow Tai Fook Group ('CTF Group') is a substantial private enterprise owned by Dr Cheng Yu Tung and his family. Total assets of CTF Group exceed US$5 billion. The Group’s businesses operate worldwide with more than 80,000 employees.
Chow Tai Fook was founded by Mr Chow Chi-yuen in Guangzhou in 1929 and since being established, it soon became a retail jewellery and accessories business. During the 1960s, it became the “gold 999” standard, setting new standards in excellence and quality. Customers normally look at Chow Tai Fook products as being of high quality and products incorporating outstanding craftsmanship. With over 76 years of experience, Chow Tai Fook has earned a reputation for its quality, service, honesty, and competitive prices.
There are 360 retail shops in China, Hong Kong and Macau, offering its unique design and a wide-ranging choice of products to customers.
The 2005 Shanghai Golden Grand Prix has been approved by the IAAF and will offer grand prix points in China’s first and most important athletics competition of its kind. It will offer the highest standard of competition in the world with 15 world and Olympic champions confirmed for the showpiece athletics event.
The event is organised by the Chinese Athletic Association and Shanghai Sports Federation and managed by the Shanghai Golden Grand Prix Co Ltd and International Athletics Management Ltd and co-managed by the Shanghai East Asia Sports and Recreation Center Co., Ltd.
For tickets, please call 86-21-64265678 or 86-21-54076366 or visit the website www.shgoldengp.com for more details.