Each year SportsAid Scotland hosts several fundraising events, including charity golf days in Edinburgh and elsewhere. 2012 saw the introduction of a very well-received SportsAid Scotland Sportspersons Dinner in London, which we hope to repeat in the future.
SportsAid Scotland is also very grateful for being selected as the charity to benefit from fundraising events held by various other organizations, from time to time.
SportsAid Scotland 100-Mile Challenge 2016
We are looking for 100 participants of all ages to each raise £100.00 (or more!) in 2016 through going the extra mile for SportsAid Scotland. If we achieve our target, we will raise £10,000!
You will receive a technical t-shirt with your unique number (1-100) and, in Olympic year, the satisfaction of knowing you are helping future Olympians.
It is not as daunting as it sounds. It is up to you how tough or unique the challenge is, as long as 100 miles is covered.
You can run, walk, cycle, swim, row,canoe, ski, sail, golf, wheelchair - or a combination - and you have until December 31 to log the miles. It can be as little as two or three miles a week, whatever suits.
It can be done in races or in leisure time, over mountains, on roads, in the swimming pool or in open water - it is your challenge!
Register through JustGiving link https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/scottishsportsaid/challenge100
and then email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for your unique t-shirt. Then, just log your miles through I-phone, garmin, fitness app or pen and paper (!).
Keep us updated on your progress on Twitter and Facebook and let us know when you reach your target.
SportsAid Scotland Charity Golf Classic 2016
Our annual Charity Golf Classic will be held in late May or early June at a golf course near Edinburgh.
Each team will consist of four players. It will be played as a stableford event, with the team prizes being decided by the aggregate of the team's 3 best stableford scores on each hole.
Please watch this space for more details and an entry form for this event.
Fancy running a marathon for SportsAid Scotland ?
Please contact our Chief Executive, Roddy Mackenzie (contact details on the right hand side of this page) for details of any charity places in coming marathons.
London 2012 to Glasgow 2014 : 700 days running for SportsAid Scotland!
Ewen Logie, a 33-year old dad of two from Stewarton, Ayrshire, was so inspired by the London Olympics that he set himself the challenge of undertaking over 700 days of sporting activity between the end of London 2012 and the start of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014 in order to raise funds for us. He successfully completed the challenge, and you can read all about it at www.justgiving.com/ewenlogie
A Patrons Reception was held on Wednesday 14 November 2012 at the offices of Edinburgh Risk Management, 43 Northumberland Street, Edinburgh, from 5.30 pm to 7 pm. This was a very successful event, which provided our Patrons and supporters an opportunity to meet and chat with each other, as well as meeting some of the Trustees of SportsAid Scotland, and some of the sports stars supported by SportsAid Scotland, including Ruth Clarke, fencing, Gavin Murty, rowing, Helen McRoberts, swimming and Allan Hamilton, athletics (long jump)
Our Chairman, Ronnie Sloan, on Sunday 17 June 2012 completed The Seven Hills of Edinburgh Challenge, which comprises Edinburgh Castle, Corstorphine, Craiglockhart, Braid, Blackford, Arthur's Seat and Calton Hills, a total of 15.5 miles and 2,200 ft of climb, in 3 hrs 26 mins. In appalling weather conditions, he ran in his old marathon garb of a tartan Superman outfit, and at 69 won the oldest competitor prize. You can still sponsor him at http://www.justgiving.com/ronniesloan
The Queen Margaret University Events Management second year undergraduates held a formal Sportsmans Dinner entitled Olymphusion at Murrayfield stadium, Edinburgh on Thursday 29 March 2012, in aid of SportsAid Scotland. This Dinner was a great success, featuring Doddie Weir as the MC and 3 guest speakers, Pauline Stott, Shirley Addison (formerly Shirley Webb) and Michael McCreadie, who are all former Scottish Olympians.
Details of additional events to be held in 2015 or 2016 will appear here once they have been finalised.
Please contact SportsAid Scotland for more information about any of the above events.
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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