British Olympic Association donates equipment to local kids

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Downtown East Side kids will be the recipients of Team GB’s sports equipment from Whistler and Vancouver via local charity More Sports :

Items being donated include televisions, fridges, office and lounge furniture, printers and scanners. Some of these items will be used directly by the charity, while others will be sold and turned into funding for their excellent programmes.

MoreSports is a collaborative initiative that provides sport and physical activity opportunities for children and families living in Vancouver. They aim to reduce the entry barriers to sport and physical activity for members of Vancouver’s poorest communities. Football, basketball, floor hockey and badminton are just some of the great sports programmes that they currently run.

Andy Hunt, Team GB Chef de Mission and BOA Chief Executive said:

“MoreSports runs a great programme, providing children from a deprived area of Vancouver with the opportunity to play sport, which is a core fundamental principle of Olympism. As an organisation responsible for the development of the Olympic Movement, it is particularly rewarding to be able to support a project such as MoreSports, which aims to spread the Olympic spirit through sport, developing mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play. It’s great to give something back to the people of Vancouver after staging such a superb Games.

“The opportunity for Team GB athletes and many of the youngsters involved in the MoreSports programme to meet each other before we departed Vancouver was a great moment. Hopefully many of those young people will be inspired by the sight of Amy Williams’ gold medal for a long time to come.”

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