NANJING, China — With the 2013 Asian Youth Games and the 2014 Youth Olympic Games not far away, Ford joint venture employees got into the spirit by jointly organising the 2013 Fun Games, allowing them to compete against their counterparts across the city.
As the 2013 Asian Youth Games will be held in Nanjing, the Changan Ford Mazda Engine Co.,Ltd. (CFME), a three-party joint-venture between Chongqing Changan Automobile Co., Ltd. , Ford Motor Company and Mazda Motor Corporation, decided to organize the “CFME Cup” with their municipal and district governments to further promote sportsmanship among the local youth.
According to Jia Zhenchuan, CFME vice president for management, the company held the Games for its own employees and other enterprises just to have a good time.
“Most of our employees are young people, who love sports and games or any other activites like this,” said Jia during his speech at the event. “As a company that is committed to building a friendly atmosphere for its employees, we hope all players will enjoy today’s games and build friendship and love.”
Despite being a much smaller event compared to the Asian Youth Games to be held in August, the Fun Games included real competitions such as basketball and badminton, and all kinds of fun mini-games.
“I really enjoyed the games here,” said Tu Xingxing, from Casting. “It provides a platform for our young people to know each other.”
After an intense game, Team CFME claimed the basketball championship by the end of the day.
“Although I am glad that we won eventually, I think the most important thing is that we all had great fun today playing together,” added Tu.
Tu’s remarks were echoed by Guo Lin, from Manufacture Engineering. “It is great to be here and playing the games with your colleagues, hope we can have more of this in the future.”
Basketball teams with their prizes on stage.
Employees enjoying the mini-game of “Crab Walk”.