Hyatt Regency, Grand Hyatt Bali and R.O.L.E Foundation successfully held a charity canoe race on Saturday, 23 April 2022, raising over USD 60,000 to support the empowerment of marginalized women and environmental education. The race was joined by 78 participants from all over Bali, including six associates from both hotels.
Starting off on the shoreline of Hyatt Regency Bali in Sanur at 7:00 AM, the race covered approximate of 13 kilometers of distance and finished off on the shoreline of Grand Hyatt Bali in Nusa Dua. The first rower reached the shore of Grand Hyatt Bali in 1 hour 20 minutes after the race commenced, followed by several others minutes later.
A series of fun events at the Salsa Verde restaurant welcomed the rowers and their supporters, from mini bazaar, breakfast buffet, live music, Balinese dance, silent and blind auctions, and the much awaited award ceremony. Special prizes were also given to the Top Three Best Fundraisers, supported by the Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.
The funds raised will support the R.O.L.E Foundation, which focuses on empowering women from marginalized communities and environmental education for youth in Bali, Indonesia. The foundation runs two skill-centers in Nusa Dua: Bali WISE, which houses and provides training for marginalized women from Bali and beyond, and the ZeroWaste Center, which gives hands-on education on the environment, ecological and waste management for the youth.