• Legacy 300

Olympians launch fundraising challenges to aid cricket clubs



THE STORY

  • To mark the Tokyo Olympics GB Gold Medallists launch in person event challenges.

  • Participants on VIP Experience days are tasked with beating time targets set on the day by GB Gold Medallists in numerous sports.

  • Time bonuses are given to participants in relation to how much they fundraise for their cricket clubs.

  • There is (as usual) no cost to good causes, all is required is to promote the events to their members to get involved.

Olympic Athletes headline project

to generate funds for cricket clubs.


The athlete purpose movement, Legacy 300: One Sporting World, have persuaded Olympic Gold Medallists and stars of cricket, football, and rugby amongst many other sports to launch a fundraising drive for local cricket clubs.


In a week where the launch of The Hundred has highlighted the money taken out of the sport, and the start of the Tokyo Olympics, this new project centres around VIP hosted challenges in numerous sports enabling individuals or team entries to generate funds for their cricket club.




In addition, every cricket club or organisation can also generate funds from a free of charge auction of sporting memorabilia, VIP lifestyle and VIP sporting experiences.


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 clubs to engage their local community to access experiences and directly support the local cricket club.


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.


Each event will see the Olympic athletes set a target time on the day, those who fundraise for their local cricket club through provided auction platforms and donation pages, will get time bonuses to help them surpass the Gold Standard time. The more they raise the more chance they have of victory.


GB Rowing Gold Medallist Matt Langridge was looking forward to being part of this unique series having already posted a video message on his twitter feed. "As sports people we would love to see the vast majority of the next £500K we raise in donations to support local sports clubs. Look forward to seeing as many cricket clubs on our charity days and helping propel your club 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.


Interested clubs are invited to email david@legacy300.com or visit the events page of www.facebook.com/legacy300 for further details on the Cricket Aid project.


EDITORS NOTES:

Organiser is available for interview with respect to this project. Images on previous days are available.


Contact David Cotton on 07866 316 228 or david@legacy300.com



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