Building the volunteer spirit in Sanya

Building the volunteer spirit in Sanya

Sanya, China, July 26, 2020: The slogan, logo, nickname and theme song for the volunteers of the 6th Asian Beach Games were released on July 19 in Sanya, Hainan province.

The slogan for the volunteers is "相约亚沙, 爱满天涯", which means "gather in Sanya and love the world" implying that volunteers from all walks of life are gathering in Sanya to promote the concept of "making volunteer services a fashionable trend" as well as to make athletes and tourists from all over Asia feel the enthusiasm, love and warmth of Sanya.

The nicknames for the volunteers are "阿鹿哥" and "阿鹿妹," which take inspiration from the symbol of the city and the Games mascot, Yaya the deer, and integrate the features of the local dialect. 

The volunteer logo is based on the emblem of the continent-wide event, adding a "love" shape to the design to mirror the volunteer slogan.

The volunteer song, which is themed around promoting the volunteer spirit of "dedication, friendship, mutual help and progress," is created in the style of lyrical pop songs, which vividly demonstrate the spirit of the volunteers.

The 6th Asian Beach Games called on public submission of slogans, nicknames and theme songs for its volunteers in November 2019, receiving more than 900 entries. These works were reviewed by professional judges and the selected works have undergone several modifications.

As of the end of June this year, the number of volunteers in the two rounds reached about 12,000.

The 6th ABG are due to be held in Sanya from November 28 to December 6, 2020.