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The Bloomberg Square Mile goes the Extra Mile for Greenhouse Sports

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For the past ten years, The Bloomberg Square Mile relay race has taken place annually in the heart of financial districts around the world. The race provides a unique, corporate team-building experience, one that emphasises working together rather than competing individually.  

This year, we are proud to announce that runners of The Bloomberg Square Mile relay will go ‘The Extra Mile’ for Greenhouse Sports. The Extra Mile allows businesses to give back to communities in their city in a unique and meaningful way. 

Thanks to The Bloomberg Square Mile, Greenhouse Sports will receive $25,000 to support our vital work in London communities. We believe in the power of sports to raise the aspirations of young people in London. With this donation, we can continue to provide inspirational coaches and incredible opportunities to young people in the city who may otherwise not have access.  

This year, runners of The Bloomberg Square Mile can make a difference beyond the finish line and will have their say on where their support goes within Greenhouse Sports. On the night, runners will vote for their funding to go to an issue they care about.  

The options are: 

  • Access and Inclusion: ‘Sport for All’:  Supporting young people with special educational needs to benefit from sports coaching and mentoring 
  • Empowering Young Women and Girls: ‘ThisGirlCan’: Supporting girls from disadvantaged backgrounds to have access to sports coaching and mentoring 
  • Education: ‘Shoot Hoops for Success’:  Increase the life chances of young people who can be at risk of gang involvement by providing basketball coaching and mentoring 

The Extra Mile project this year kicked off with a community day at our Greenhouse Centre in Westminster. A team of 12 Bloomberg volunteers visited to assist our table tennis clubs. Our centre is a safe space for young people to build skills and receive coaching and mentoring from our world-class Greenhouse Sports coaches.  

Sinead, a volunteer from Bloomberg, says: 

“The Extra Mile really is about going the extra mile. It’s not only about the race, but connecting with a local community organisation that is passionate about sport.”