Taipei-EasyCard Corp., the company behind Taipei's most used e-ticket, donated NT$500,000 (US$16,667) or half of the proceeds made from a limited edition Easy Card, to two local charities on Thursday.
The company launched a special edition Easy Card series featuring top-ranked Taiwanese badminton player Tai Tzu-ying in September, after her win at this year's 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade.
The limited run of 10,000 cards was an instant hit and sold out within half an hour of going on sale.
On Thursday, EasyCard Corp. hosted a press conference to make the donation to the Children Are Us Foundation and the Genesis Social Welfare Foundation.
Tai, who also attended the event, thanked the company for creating a card in her honor and for making the charitable donations.
EasyCard will present Tai with NT$850,000 for her win at the Universiade as part of an ongoing sponsorship deal so she can continue to train and win more international honors for Taiwan, according to EasyCard Corp. Chairman Kenneth Lin.
Source: Overseas Community Affairs Council