The Pho3nix Foundation marked another milestone last week, completing the largest roadshow of sports workshops for elementary schools in Poland. It was an enormous undertaking, with the Foundation team traveling over 13,000 kilometers and holding more than 600 workshops to directly reach 20,000 students, giving them the opportunity to engage in 17 sports.
To facilitate and work with the children, Pho3nix engaged 30 outstanding elite athletes, including 17 from the Pho3nix Athlete Program: dual world champion sport climber Aleksandra Mirosław, swimmers Dominika Kossakowska, Radosław Kawęcki and Janek Kozakiewicz, track cyclist Daria Pikulik, pentathlete Anna Maliszewska, decathlete Paweł Wiesiołek, slalom canoe athlete Klaudia Zwolińska, canoe athletes Tomasz Kaczor and Bartosz Stabno, heptathlete Adrianna Sułek, wrestler Katarzyna Krawczyk, fencer Julia Walczyk, boxer Sandra Drabik, cyclist Filip Prokopyszyn, tandem cyclist Aleksandra Tecław, and triathlete Marta Dzieciątkowska.
Children who participated in the first edition of the Pho3nix Active School competition were awarded entry to the workshops where they could visit different stations to try various sports as well as meet and be inspired by these athletes who embody the Pho3nix movement: rising above challenges and reaching for their dreams.
Pho3nix continues to push toward its goal of engaging as many children as possible in sport to promote physical activity as a way to improve health and well-being and build a sustainable sporting community in Poland and beyond. Despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pho3nix Foundation accomplished 100% of it’s planned workshops, with the second round of workshops already underway.