The Athletes’ Achievement Awards (AAA)
The Athletes’ Achievement Award (AAA) is given out by the Singapore National Paralympic Council to outstanding athletes who have excelled in major international games. It is given out in recognition of the huge commitment, discipline and passion to training and competing at the highest level – the desire to go that extra distance beyond self.
The Tote Board/Singapore Pools (Pte) Ltd is the primary sponsor of the AAA which provides for a cash payout to athletes who contribute to Singapore’s gold, silver or bronze medal tally in the following games- the Paralympics Games, Asian Para Games and the Commonwealth Games, and who contribute a gold medal in the ASEAN Para Games.
The value of the awards varies with respective Games, with the Paralympic Games providing significantly higher payouts. There are ceilings on the awards, which are taxable and of which 20% is retained by the Singapore Disability Sports Council (SDSC)/NDSAs to help fund future training and development. Athletes are entitled to awards up to a maximum of three highest individual achievements.
The incentive is only applicable to sports with official records.