SportsAid helps the next generation of British sports stars by giving them financial support and recognition during the critical early stages of their careers.
Triathlete Alex Yee has just returned from representing Great Britain at the European Triathlon Championships in Lisbon. Alex, who has received SportsAid awards from the Dave Aitchison fund since 2013, produced an impressive showing in Portugal having won the 3000m race at the Loughborough International meet the weekend before.
SportsAid and Altitude Film Distribution have announced today the launch of the Jesse Owens SportsAid Fund ahead of the RACE movie arriving in cinemas this Friday (3 June). The charity will receive 50 pence given from every cinema ticket bought in the UK for RACE - which tells the incredible true story of how Jesse Owens made Olympic history.
Kriss Akabusi says SportsAid ‘started the ball rolling’ at the beginning of his career after receiving financial support from the charity. Kriss, who won silver in the 4x400m relay at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, is the focus of this month’s ‘Where it all began for….’ alumni feature to mark SportsAid’s 40th anniversary in 2016.
SportsAid's support meant so much to me and I’ll always be very grateful for what they’ve done.
Victoria PendletonSportsAid alumna
The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 follows the route of London 2012's Olympic road race through closed streets of London and the green hills of Surrey.
Swim Serpentine is a exciting new open water swimming festival taking part in central London and organised by the London Marathon events. Held in the beautiful Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, participants are challenged to take on a one mile open water swim in the same lake that hosted the London 2012 open water swimming competition.