ADIDAS TO HOST #HOMETEAMHERO CHALLENGE, A DONATION RELAY FOR ATHLETES TO GIVEBACK TO THE COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
Today, adidas announces the #HOMETEAMHERO Challenge – a virtual sporting event for the world’s athletes to unite and help make a difference by dedicating their workouts for good.
Running globally from 29 May –7 June, for every hour of tracked activity, adidas will donate $1 to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organisation (WHO), with the goal of reaching one million hours.
Bringing together its global and local community of athletes to take part, the challenge is enabled by the collaboration between multiple activity tracking apps, including Garmin, Zwift, Polar, and Suunto and adidas’ own suite of performance platforms – adidas Running and adidas Training apps – which will also house an extended selection of Guided Workouts led by top athletes such as FC Bayern’s David Alaba, Ultra runner Sabrina Stanley and Wales’ rugby star George North.
The result of this collective effort is the creation of a global digital sports event, where everyone is invited to participate to help reach the one-million-hour goal, making all minute’s matter, regardless of sport, discipline, ability level or current stage of lockdown.
ONE MILLION HOURS. EVERY ACTIVE MINUTE COUNTS.
Scott Zalaznik, Senior Vice President of Digital at adidas, said: “As we transition to the new, some of our global athletes are beginning to head back into the world, while others remain committed from home. Regardless of circumstance, what unites us all is our drive to do good, feel connected to each other as one team and most importantly, to say thank you to the essential workers who were there for us in a time of need. This is our chance to be there for those who kept us moving.”
This challenge is the latest in adidas’ collaboration-orientated response to keep its communities healthy, active and connected as the world begins to transition into what’s next.
And it is a part of adidas ongoing efforts to help ensure relief is distributed to where it’s needed most, having produced hundreds of thousands of face shields for U.S. healthcare workers in collaboration with Carbon, and in total making a direct €3 million donation to the World Health Organisation. adidas is further donating €2 for every item over €20 purchased online to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organisation.
Joining and downloading the #HOMETEAMHERO Challenge
- Download the adidas Running or adidas Training app to create an account, or log in with existing account. Download the apps here
- (Optional): Connect Garmin/Polar/Suunto/Zwift Account with the account in the adidas Running app
- Sign up to the #hometeamhero Challenge from May 18 on one of the apps
- Track your active minutes on the app between May 29 – June 7 and adidas will donate $1 for every hour logged to a total of one million hours
- Track sports activities with the eligible sports types, anything from cycling to hiking to skateboarding to yoga. This is for everyone to get active and give back
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT ADIDAS.COM/HOMETEAMHERO