Sporting gesture from Elton
Sir Elton John CBE gives a live solo performance at Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire this summer to help young Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls striving to achieve their sporting ambitions.
SportsAid hopes to raise £500,000 to create a new athlete fund with Sir Elton John, whose support for the charity dates back to its founding years in the late 1970s. SportsAid will use the fund in the run-up to, and beyond, the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games to help aspiring young sportsmen and women throughout the UK to make it through critical and often difficult early years of their careers.
“I am excited to be part of this landmark event for SportsAid and to be helping the young, aspiring sports stars of the future,” said Elton, who describes sport as one of his great passions after music, having recently co-founding Rocket Sports Management and, famously, is a lifelong Watford FC fan.
“I thought the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were incredible, and I was moved by the ‘inspire a generation’ motto that accompanied it,” he added.
At London 2012, about two thirds of the British team received SportsAid’s support, winning 20 of Team GB’s 29 gold medals and 27 of Paralympics GB’s 34 gold medals.
Tickets for reserved seating, Saturday, June 28, in the gardens of Stoke Park, start at £75.