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City Hall Team Competes in Stair-climbing Race

A flow of runners began ascending the staircase at the sound of the starter pistol signaled the beginning of the stair-climbing competition at Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Building on April 11.

During his address, Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin expressed his gratitude to the Shin Kong Group for donating all registration fees from the stair-climbing competition and an additional NT$1 million to Taipei Zoo and other charity organizations.

Shin Kong Life Insurance Company President Pan Po-tseng represented the organizers in donating NT$500,000 to Taipei Zoo’s Director Jason Yeh for the protection of endangered animals including pandas and Formosan Black Bears.

Hau remarked that city government staff has also formed a ten-member “Deaflympics Team” to compete in this year’s event. He invited the audience to attend the upcoming Summer Deaflympics in September and show their support for local athletes.

The mayor joined celebrity volunteers Sun Yueh, Chen Shu-li, and other dignitaries in kicking off the 28th stair-climbing competition and cheering for the participants.