Maria joined forces with Porsche to hold a charity event at the Porsche City Centre Singapore. The event aimed to raise funds for The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (SPMF), a community project to support children from low-income families through school. Together with Karsono Kwee, Executive Chairman of Eurokars Group, a donation of SGD 50,000 was successfully gathered, allowing the Porsche community to give back to the society. Ong Lay Ling, Executive Director of Eurokars Group, presented the cheque to SPMF Chairman, Han Fook Kwang, at the charity event.
During the event, auctions for autographed tennis racquets, balls and a handbag from Porsche Design contributed to the donation. Guests at the event were also given photo opportunities and the little Porsche fans participated in mini tennis matches with Maria. On top of that lucky guests took home attractive Porsche Design merchandise and tickets to the BNP Paribas WTA Finals.
Maria, who is in Singapore for the BNP Paribas WTA Finals, said: “this is the first time that the finals are held in Singapore joining the honour role of past host cities Istanbul, Doha, Madrid, Munich, Los Angeles and New York, and I am very happy to be here, especially given the opportunity to team up for good cause while visiting Singapore. Having the association to one of the best brands in the world like Porsche has been a privilege to me, it is an amazing honour.”