The Sports for Charity project organised by the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation aims to combine sports with charity. Since 2010, the OHF has been on a list of RunCzech not-for-profits.
The project aims
- to support the OHF effort to help people with disabilities through sport activities
The principle of this project is very simple. If you like to do sports – e.g. running – you can combine "business with pleasure“. Thus, you can help the OHF to purchase wheelchairs, hearing aids and compensatory aids for children and adults with disabilities.
The OHF is a partner not-for-profit of RunCzech that organises various running competitions throughout the Czech Republic. If you decide to run the race for the OHF as a Runner of Goodwill and register via the OHF, proceeds will be used for purchasing of assistive devices for children and adults with disabilities.
It might be interesting in terms of CSR strategies of companies even for your employer. For example, the CSOB bank, whose employees run for the OHF for several years already, contributes 100 crowns for every kilometer ran by its employee.
There are many other opportunities though on how to combine sports with helping others. Inspiration can be found on our website www.sportprocharitu.cz.
About Sports for Charity project
"When I had my first personal experience with the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation, I knew immediately I wanted to help them. I rely on my first feelings very much. When I think about it today, it might have been the words “Goodwill” together with “Olga Havel” that reached out to me. Power of will means very much for me in sports and as I constantly work with it, I realised the importance of that power to all of us.”
Jan Škrabálek, extreme athlete, who participates in adrenaline races, e.g. Dolomittenmann and X-Alps, and patron of Runners of Goodwill
"Running for charity is a good thing for health, and of course fun and challenge, too. And i tis also a simple way to help the needy who are not as fortunate as we are. Bring a friend and come out!"
Radek Jaroš, the most successful Czech Himalayan mountaineer and patron of Runners of Goodwill