An award from SportsAid Scotland not only provides financial support but it also provides recognition. It acknowledges that these young athletes and disability sports stars have a special ability and, with the correct level of support, they could go on and achieve their full potential. By receiving an Award a recipient is entering a unique club, with existing members being some of the biggest names in Scottish sport.
Olympic medalists who have benefited from our help in the past include Sir Chris Hoy, Katherine Grainger, Tim Baillie, David Florence, Luke Patience, Shirley Robertson, Craig MacLean, Gillian Lindsay, Liz McColgan, Yvonne Murray and Allan Wells.
Paralympians who have received grants from SportsAid Scotland include Scott McCowan (boccia), James Clegg (swimming) and Beijing gold medalist, Aileen McGlynn (cycling).
SportsAid’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to shine a light on the achievements and potential of young athletes throughout the UK – inspiring a generation who one day hope to represent the nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. SportsAid alumnus Sir Chris Hoy welcomed the patronage by saying, “SportsAid played an important role when I was starting out so I know what a huge boost this will be to the young sportsmen and women the charity helps today. As patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will give them the profile they deserve.”
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