Gosport MP, Caroline Dinenage, is delighted to be supporting I Am Team GB, the nation’s biggest ever sports day on Saturday 27 August. I Am Team GB is brought to you by ITV and The National Lottery, working with the British Olympic Association, UK Sport and supported by Join In, the London 2012 volunteer legacy charity.
British Olympians returning from Rio will be joined by famous faces from ITV, to celebrate Team GB's success.
The day will see thousands of sports clubs across the UK open their doors and in an unprecedented move, ITV, STV and UTV will switch off their channels for an hour to inspire the nation to take part in a wide range of sports, free of charge. The day will also celebrate the support the public gives Team GB’s athletes by playing The National Lottery. Over £80 million has been raised each year by National Lottery players to help fund elite athletes during the four-year build-up to Rio 2016.
It is a golden opportunity for every sports club and activity group to welcome new members and supporters and Caroline is asking local clubs in Gosport to get involved.
‘I am so proud of all our Olympians returning from Rio, and would love for everyone to get involved with I Am Team GB to show support for our local sports clubs and groups.
It is important that we can keep up the interest in sports between the Olympics and look for the next generation of great, home-grown, Olympians.’
If you are a local sports club and would like to take part, or a member of the public wanting a fun day out on Saturday 27th August, please go to http://iamteamgb.com/ to find out how you can be part of I Am Team GB.