Twenty for 2020: Supporting GB athletes and good causes
Updated: Apr 8, 2019
GB athletes competing at Tokyo 2020 will take part in exclusive experience days to help fund good causes.
The sport events company Legacy 300 has launched the initiative “Twenty for 2020”: A series of unique sporting experience days taking place throughout the year to showcase 20 GB Athletes that could make history at the next Olympic games, in order to raise funds for charities.
The participants will undertake sporting challenges and enjoy exclusive access to the athletes through Q and A’s and photo sessions, and at the same time they will support a good cause of their choice, to make the whole experience not just memorable but also meaningful.
Here is the list of the athletes announced so far (drawing from four sports): Cycling’s Lizzie Deignan, Callum Skinner, Elinor Barker, Shanaze Reade and Philip Hindes, rowing’s Polly Swann and Alan Sinclair. GB Hockey gold medallist, Alex Danson and slalom canoeing gold medallist Joe Clarke, and with regional events planned for Scotland, Wales and the Midlands the list will be expanded to the full compliment of twenty.
Retired gold medallists, cycling’s Dani Rowe, slalom canoeing gold medallists Etienne Stott, Tim Baillie and rowing gold medallists Matt Gotrell and Matt Langridge will continue their involvement in the project, reaffirming the projects principle of supporting athletes post competition.
Etienne Stott explained his support for the initiative:
“The Legacy 300 days have always been a great way to showcase amazing venues and give the opportunity for business and individuals to directly support their choice of good causes and GB Athletes and the opportunities in 2019 to support athletes aiming for Tokyo is an exciting initiative”
Legacy 300 spokesperson, David Cotton, encouraged active fundraisers to get involved and to secure their places on these days directly from Legacy 300:
“For companies looking to raise funds for their corporate charity of the year, or individuals looking to raise sponsorship for their personal challenges, simply spending time inviting people they know to participate in these days is a unique and proven way to generate funds for their chosen good cause. The entry fee also generates direct funding to the host athletes which will provide a timely boost before Tokyo 2020.”
Legacy 300 is a social enterprise established in 2012 on the founding principle of supporting both good causes and GB sportsmen and women.
Over the last six years, their GB Athlete days have netted good causes £474k through participants paying for the entry fees and making donations on top.
Individuals, businesses and good causes looking to help add to the £474K raised for good causes are invited to visit www.legacy300.com