Over the weekend, Urban Family and That’s Shanghai took over Green City at Green Sunshine Stadium for our coveted annual family event Sound of Spring. It coincided with Mother’s Day, the weather was glorious, and it couldn’t have been more perfect.
More than 4,000 families turned up under the sun, enjoying the festivities with music and sports over two days. It was literally a field day for the kids with enough bouncy castles to make a kingdom, a carousel ride and five massive areas for games, team sports and performances.
Is that... Deadpool?
About 300 players took part in the SPL Mini World Cup soccer tourney, featuring U16 France, U14 Portugal and U12 England. Not sure how, but everybody won apparently.
Of course, there wouldn't have been any of these fun games at the event if weren't for our wonderful sponsors: Giant Maze Challenge provided by EXCEL Moving, Water Delivery Race provided by Sports World, Family Rugby Competition provided by UrGame, Basketball Challenge provided by Sport for Life, Giant Puzzle and other fun games provided by our title sponsor SKECHERS.
Over 60 booths were set up on site, where families enjoyed interactive activities like face-painting, making bracelets and skateboarding. The one selling toys proved most popular—they had Barbies and super-rad Transformers toys on sale.
We are really, really proud to announce that the charity Battle of the Bands raised over RMB10,000 for Heart to Heart Shanghai. The proceeds are going to a child facing heart surgery and could ultimately, with all hopes and prayers, save a life. Here are the winners of the BOTB:
Judges’ Award: Exothermia (Wellington College International)
Prize: Music video shoot with filmmaker Alessio Avezzano
Public Choice Award (for most funds raised): Dusk to Dawn (YCIS)
Prize: 12 tickets to Peter Pan on Ice at Mercedez Benz Arena
Most Spirited School Award (most energetic and crowd applause): NeverWonder (Concordia, SCIS)
Prize: SKECHERS backpacks
Congrats dudes and dudettes, you guys totally rock.
Big thanks to the judges, Naomi Fitch, Eddy Lew and James Cowan. And of course, thank you to all the sponsors that made the Battle of the Bands happen: Green City, That's Shanghai, Urban Family Shanghai, The Good Agency Asia, tshirt.sh and SKECHERS.
Above all, thank you and a big bear hug to all the parents and kids that turned up at Sound of Spring. We hope you had an amazing time. See you next year!
Click here for more photos from Sound of Spring 2017.