People across Scotland are being encouraged to wear their trainers on Commonwealth Day, March 14th, and support the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in a campaign launched by Glasgow 2014 Chairman Robert Smith and Commonwealth gold and silver medallist Robbie Renwick along with the Games partners, Commonwealth Games Scotland, Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government.
The national “Sport Your Trainers” day will encourage everyone from business leaders, schoolchildren and doctors to politicians, office workers and housewives to ditch their normal footwear and wear their trainers for the day in support of the Commonwealth Games.
“Sport Your Trainers” will be held annually on Commonwealth Day for the next three years, with information available from http://www.glasgow2014.com/, where there are promotional posters to download for your place of work. All those planning to participate in the campaign are asked to visit the site and click the “I support Sport Your Trainers” tab.
Glasgow 2014 is working with Local Authorities, BusinessClub Scotland, and schools, colleges and universities to gain support across the country.
Robbie Renwick said:
“In a little over three years, Scotland will host one of the greatest-ever Commonwealth Games and “Sport Your Trainers” is a great way for everyone in Scotland to be directly involved in the preparations.
“We hope that hundreds of thousands of people, from Dumfries to Dundee and from Aberdeen to Arran, will show their support for Glasgow 2014 and wear their trainers to work, to school and as they go about their daily business on Monday March 14th.
“To be chosen to stage the Games is a great source of pride for everyone in the country, and Sport Your Trainers is a wonderful opportunity for people to get involved and send a message that Glasgow will deliver an outstanding Games.”
Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland, Michael Cavanagh, is also urging everyone to back the campaign and said: “With three and half years to go, our athletes are already training hard, really excited about the prospect of representing Team Scotland at a home Games in Glasgow in 2014.
“Show your support for the Games and our athletes by wearing your trainers for “Sport Your Trainers” on Commonwealth Day. Make this the day when you commit to getting involved with the Games.”
Follow the link to see Robbie Renwick endorse the campaign http://www.youtube.com/glasgow2014oc