"Miss?", "Sir?" "Do you think you could Beat a Medallist?"
“Do you think you could Beat a Gold Medallist?”
Athletes set Sports Teachers a unique sporting challenge
If pupils have been sitting at home watching the action from Tokyo thinking “I wonder if my sports teacher could do that?” and picturing them on the podium, then a group of GB Medallists have launched the opportunity to find out.
They probably won’t thank them for this, but sports teachers across the land have been given the opportunity to work with GB Olympians to generate funds for school sport, the athlete purpose movement, Legacy 300: One Sporting World, is delivering a series of unique sporting challenges, called Beat the Medallist.
Once again sports lovers have been enthralled by the highs and lows of the Tokyo Olympics, this new challenge series centres around VIP hosted challenges in numerous sports enabling individuals or team entries to generate funds for the participants chosen good cause.
Each event will see a time set by the Olympians on the day, to help them beat this mark, the participants are given time bonuses linked to the amount they have fundraised.
As they have already raised £505K for good causes through the Legacy 300 project, the athletes are hoping that the blanket coverage of the Tokyo games, will encourage PTA’s to engage their local community to get behind teachers or parents and directly support school sport.
BEAT THE MEDALLISTS
The challenge series starts with the first national events, involving the GB Rowers and GB Slalom Canoeists in September 2021 at iconic venues of Henley on Thames and the Olympic WhiteWater Centre, with further events taking place as the project unfolds.
A member of the last boat to win a GB Rowing Gold, Matt Langridge, was looking forward to being part of this unique series having already posted a video message on his twitter feed. "I am looking forward to seeing as many people as possible on our charity days and helping propel your boat to victory and help towards crowning you as champions. I will not be biased. I want to win as well.”
The project is looking to add to the £505K raised in donations by the Olympic athlete initiative Legacy 300, which sees participants pay for exclusive experience days themselves and create donations on top.
Organiser is available for interview with respect to this project. Images on previous days are available.
Contact David Cotton on 07866 316 228 or firstname.lastname@example.org