British Team Donates Goods to Vancouver Kids

Thanks to the Britsh Olympic Association, MoreSports, a Vancouver non-profit that organizes sports programs for disadvantaged inner-city youth, scored gold of their own during this year’s Winter Games. The Vancouver Sun’s Jeff Lee reported that the Brits donated “everything from flat-screen televisions to bar fridges to irons and chairs” to MoreSports.

British Olympic Association CEO Andy Hunt issued a statement saying, “As an organization responsible for the development of the Olympic Movement, it is particularly rewarding to be able to support a project such as MoreSports, which aims to spread the Olympic spirit through sport, developing mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play. It’s great to give something back to the people of Vancouver after staging such a superb Games.”

The donation of about 500 items included 28 three-week-old flat-screen TVs, 25 bar fridges, 42 irons, chairs, office furniture, printers, scanners, and other items. Woldring noted that “some of the donated material will be kept but most will be auctioned off” (Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun, 3/6).