We are delighted to have been selected as The Extra Mile partner for Bloomberg Square Mile Relay Beijing, China 2019. The Beijing Square Mile Relay runners selected ‘Happiness’ as the winning cause to which Bloomberg funding should be distributed.
Using this funding, Coaches Across Continents and WeDoSports trained Chinese coaches are currently delivering ‘Football for Happiness’ programming using our Purposeful Play curriculum in Beijing. The key focus of the curriculum, in addition to Fun/Happiness, is teaching social skills like teamwork, communication, while also focusing on inclusion and participation for all students. Football for Happiness is being delivered by the coaches in 3 Beijing schools to 6 classes of 30-40 students. The programming is fully inclusive with all class members participating (boys and girls, all abilities, etc).
We are excited to be able to work with Bloomberg Extra Mile in Beijing in addition to our work with them in Sydney and Tokyo.
The Extra Mile helps participants of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay contribute to their city in a bigger, better way.
When you run in the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, you take part in The Extra Mile simply by running for a cause you care about. The faster you run, the better the chance your cause has of receiving the donation.
Each cause in The Extra Mile is selected with a local organisation that is using the power of sport and physical activity to address social challenges in the race city. 25% of your race fee goes to this partner, which will deliver solutions around the winning cause over a year-long program.