MAKING THE DIFFERENCE
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1. 12BET.com - Wigan Soccer School
2. Spirit of Squash - Spirit of Squash's THIS IS SQUASH initiative for London schools
Spirit of Squash is a not-for-profit organization that introduces children to the sport of squash through initiatives that encourage personal, social and athletic achievement. We run community projects for disadvantaged people of all ages and aim to secure threatened public sports facilities wherever possible.
3. National Rugby League - Rugby League All Stars - Learn, Earn, Legend
The Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC), in partnership with the Australian Government, have been utilising the power of Rugby League to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) outcomes in education, employment, health and social well-being.
4. Technogym - Technogym's I Pledge initiative in association with the BOA
I Pledge’ is a wellness initiative, launched in January 2012 by the BOA and Technogym. The project aims to involve the British Public in The Games and to create a campaign built on a wellness legacy - an initiative that will continue after the games. ‘I Pledge’ capitalizes on the Olympic spirit and uses a simple approach: inviting individuals to make a pledge, big or small, to improve their health and lifestyle.
5. International Table Tennis Federation – Ping Pong Paix
Gihanga and Gitega in Burundi and Luvungi and Bwegera in Democratic Republic Congo are impoverished villages, with a high risk of children being recruited as soldiers besides that there are tribal conflicts between the villages. ITTF in partnership with "Peace and Sport" and supported by the German Table Tennis Federation and Butterfly, provide sport opportunities and education of values through sport for children from these impoverished neighbourhoods.
6. Premiership Rugby in partnership with MBNA – Tackling Numbers
Tackling Numbers is an interactive numeracy programme for young children, developed by Premiership Rugby Club in partnership with MBNA and delivered by the 12 member Premiership Rugby Clubs. This innovative and engaging programme objective is to make learning about numbers fun, exciting and rewarding. It inspires children to both improve their numeracy skills and their physical health. Using rugby as a tool to deliver the core physical activity objectives of agility, balance and coordination linked to the national curriculum for Key Stage 2 and use rugby as a tool to make curricular numeracy based learning throughout both classroom sessions and practical number-based rugby games.
7. Premier League Football - Creating Chances
The Premier League’s commitment to social responsibility comes under the umbrella of the Creating Chances programme. Over £150million has been invested into community and charitable good causes over the last four years benefitting over 15 million people. Creating Chances is a key part of the Premier League’s overall ethos and culture to use the power of football responsibly to engage, motivate and inspire local communities. The Premier League invests nearly 4% of its revenue into community and charitable good causes.