The Coventry City of Sport Challenge was launched at St Mary’s Guildhall yesterday and registration for sports clubs and community groups is now open.
Clubs and groups from sports ranging from football to gymnastics attended the evening that was compared by Free Radio’s John Dalziel.
The unique fundraising challenge is being run by Free Radio Cash for Kids, Coventry City Council, European City of Sport and CV Life Engage.
The Coventry City of Sport Challenge is designed to raise funds to increase engagement in sporting activities for local children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Councillor Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Sports and Public Health said: "Last night was a great launch event. It was brilliant to see a wide variety of sports clubs from across Coventry and see how interested they were in helping the kids they already support, and of course reaching out to even more.
“I’m really excited to see how this benefits the city’s children and how many new young people we can get involved in sport as a result of this great fundraising challenge.”
John Dalziel, Free Radio, said; “I was really pleased to see that clubs and groups had made the effort to come and learn more about the challenge last night.
"I’m looking forward to seeing the short list and of course all of the ways the clubs and groups plan on fundraising. We want to see the most creative ideas that will benefit children in Coventry to become active.”
As part of the registration process, clubs & groups must include details on how funds raised will be used to target young people who, due to their circumstances, aren’t currently able to access sporting opportunities.
Following shortlisting, 10 sports clubs or groups will be invited to participate in the challenge and will be given guidance on fundraising and marketing. They then have one month to fundraise in the most creative and innovative ways they can.
Registration for the challenge is now open and can be found on the Free Radio Cash for Kids website, along with more information on fundraising and prizes. Entries are open until midnight on 13 October 2019.