Athlete’s charity partners to benefit from grants ahead of Paris 2024
With the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games just around the corner, partner and manufacturing company P&G has awarded grants to 20 athletes in the latest edition of the Athletes for Good programme.
The grants are each worth $24,000 (£18,000) and are donated to charitable organisations supported by each athlete.
P&G, in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), launched the Athletes for Good initiative in 2020.
This year, more than 100 athletes from across the globe applied for grant funding ahead of Paris 2024, with the 20 recipients selected based on several criteria, including their passion for and personal impact on their chosen charity.
Recipients hailed from 11 different countries across 12 sports, and included Olympic and Paralympic medal-winners, elite athletes and Paris hopefuls. Included in the list of beneficiaries was US surfer Griffin Colapinto, who supports To Write Love on Her Arms – a non-profit that helps young people struggling with depression, addiction, suicidal thoughts and self-injury.
Elsewhere, Eilish McColgan, a three-time Olympian representing Great Britain in athletics, was awarded a grant after founding Giving Back to Track, a non-profit that provides support to young people to alleviate the financial burdens of competing in the sport.