LOCAL RUGBY HEROES CHALLENGED TO BEAT THE MEDALLIST
The GB Gold Medallists that are the driving force of the athlete purpose movement, Legacy 300, have launched a unique fundraising drive for community rugby clubs.
The Beat the Medallist challenge series centres around VIP hosted challenges in numerous sports enabling individuals or team entries to generate funds for rugby clubs or chosen good causes as well as competing against rival clubs in more neutral sporting arenas.
As they have already raised £506K for good causes through the Legacy 300 project, the athletes are hoping that the blanket coverage of the Tokyo games, will encourage rugby and other sports clubs to engage their members family, employers’, and friends to support participants as they take on GB Gold Medallists.
BEAT THE MEDALLIST: A UNIQUE CHALLENGE
Each event will see the Olympic athletes set a target time on the day, those who fundraise for their 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 to Beat the Medallist.
The challenge series starts with the first national event, Rugby Revolutions, involving the GB Cyclists on November 12th at the Olympic Velodrome with the series continuing in 2022 with the GB Rowers and GB Slalom Canoeists hosting challenges at the iconic venues of Henley on Thames and the Olympic WhiteWater Centre, with further sporting events taking place as the project unfolds.
GB Cycling Gold Medallist Phil Hindes was looking forward to being part of this unique series having already posted a video message on social media urging people to get behind the Legacy 300 project. “As sports people we would love to see the vast majority of the next £500K we raise in donations to support grass root sports clubs. It is a great opportunity for cycling enthusiasts to be the focal point of the clubs fundraising. Looking forward to seeing as many clubs as possible represented on our charity days and helping propel your club to victory and help towards crowning you as champions. I will not ease of, I want to win as well.”
The project is looking to add to the £506K raised in donations by the Olympic athlete initiative Legacy 300, which sees participants pay for exclusive experience days themselves and create donations on top.