Go The Extra Mile In Your City
17 May 2018
This year, we are proud to introduce The Extra Mile: a chance to make an impact way beyond the finish line and contribute to philanthropy in a bigger, better way.
The Extra Mile is a community-led initiative by Bloomberg Square Mile Relay, which addresses a unique social challenge in each city. It gives runners and spectators alike the opportunity to make a meaningful and actionable difference to public health, education, arts or the environment of their communities, all through using the power of sport.
Not only do we run these cities - we care about them, too.
In Tokyo, we asked the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay race community to vote on the social issue that they felt most needed to be addressed in the city. The winner: Empowering Women and Girls!
The Extra Mile teamed up with Coaches Across Continents and local charity United Sports Foundation in Tokyo to provide programming that will lead to more equality and positive opportunities for women and girls through sports.
The program kicked off with a volunteer day ahead of the Relay race night, where we hosted 30 young people from a local girl’s football team and from disadvantaged communities, as well as a number of volunteers. They took part in fun and interactive games, educational sessions and football tournaments.
Throughout the year, The Extra Mile will support programs that will provide at-risk young women and girls with access to education around social issues and problem-solving through sports. The program will be run in schools and during football tournaments across Tokyo, involving multiple interactive and exciting events.
The relay community will now have a chance to volunteer in interactive and exciting activities that addresses this winning challenge and kicks off the yearlong support of The Extra Mile in Tokyo. Please join us and go the extra mile yourself by participating in one of the volunteer days, it will be an experience you’ll never forget!
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