London Sport are delighted to have a multi-year partnership with Chipotle Mexican Grill which will see the global healthy-eating restaurant company support London Sport’s ambitious vision of making London the most physically active city in the world.
The London Sport/Chipotle Partnership
Chipotle are proud to back London Sport’s #WeAreNotSpectators pledge to champion grassroots sport across the capital. Throughout our partnership, we’ll be aligning our mission of making London the Most Active City in the world and Chipotle’s aim to offer of Real Food for Real Athletes.
We’re excited to be highlighting the work of the sport and physical activity volunteer workforce in London, though a new monthly recongition campaign celebrating the dedication of people and organisations working to make community sport happen.
Chipotle Community Champion
Do you know a champion?
London Sport have teamed up with Chipotle Mexican Grill to find the capital’s sport community heroes.
From coaches to administrators to volunteers making refreshments, London is full of people who put all their energy and passion into a job in the sporting world.
Their work makes a huge difference to the health and wellbeing of Londoners, and we think they deserve a moment in the spotlight.
Every month we’ll be picking a Chipotle Community Champion – someone who works in sport and deserves some special recognition for the great work they do day-to-day. Not only will we give them a shout-out to show our appreciation, but they’ll also get a stack of free and healthy Chipotle meals to power their work.
Our Chipotle Community Champions
April: Sam Sainsbury - Single Homeless Project
Over the past year, Sam has gone the extra mile to ensure that every Single Homeless Project client who was attending his physical activity sessions prior to lockdown did not miss out.
He ran, cycled and tubed across London to run 1-2-1 physical activity sessions for those experiencing homelessness to ensure they maintain good physical activity levels, and don’t suffer from loneliness or social exclusion.
He ran weekly 1-2-1 sessions for anyone who wanted them including stretching sessions in the rain (sheltered under trees) and weightlifting in the park in summer heat.
He also worked extra hours to ensure he had phoned and checked in with participants who were feeling down and accompanied those who needed an extra hand to their vaccine appointment. He always puts the client first.
May: Ulrike Gerstenberg - Modern Arnis London
Ulrike runs free weekly women’s sessions to empower women with self defence techniques.
In lockdown, she cycled around London and lent her participants skipping ropes, balls and resistance bands whilst carrying out daily online sessions to cater for all ages and fitness levels.
She creates monthly exercise charts to keep the participants motivated and track progress.
Ulrike goes out of her way to do all these many extra things driven by her love of sport, good health and her community.
June: Emma Budgen - Wheels for Wellbeing
Emma has worked tirelessly to keep Disabled people active through cycling throughout the Covid-19 crisis.
Nominate a Chipotle Community Champion
We need your help! Nominate your champion and tell us the stories of these wonderful people.
It might be that they accomplished something big, it might be that they went above and beyond, it might be that they’re just incredibly dedicated day-to-day.
Everyone who nominates someone will receive a buy-one-get-one-free voucher for Chipotle to say thanks. (Multiple nominations are OK but we can only send one voucher only per nominator.)
Let’s shine a light on the amazing work that’s being done in our local community, and find our Chipotle Community Champions! We’ll contact the individual you nominated and let them know they could be a #ChipotleCommunityChampion.
Chipotle (CHIP-OAT-LAY, in case you’re wondering!) serves real food – wholesome ingredients without artificial colours, flavours or preservatives – and have a passion for powering athletes and anyone who does sport.
Nominations now open for June – deadline 25 June
All nominations will be rolled over for the future months
Chipotle Partnership Updates
NEWS: Our second #ChipotleCommunityChampion is Ulrike Gerstenberg. Ulrike runs free weekly women’s sessions to empower women with self defence techniques – learn more about her work with Modern Arnis London above.
NEWS: Chipotle, and the London Sport Bowl, is now available in even more locations across the capital. Find your nearest restaurant here.
NEWS: Our first #ChipotleCommunityChampion is Sam Sainsbury! Sam is Sports Co-ordinator for the Single Homeless Project and has gone the extra mile throughout lockdown to ensure that every client who was attending his physical activity sessions prior to lockdown did not miss out.
He ran 1-2-1 physical activity sessions for those experiencing homelessness to ensure they maintain good physical activity levels and worked extra hours to ensure he had checked in with participants who were feeling down and accompanied those who needed an extra hand to their vaccine appointment. He always puts the client first.
NEWS: From the 9 April, every month we’ll be picking a Chipotle Community Champion – someone who works in sport and deserves some special recognition for the great work they do day-to-day. Not only will we give them a shout-out to show our appreciation, but they’ll also get a stack of free and healthy Chipotle meals to power their work.
The London Sport Bowl
As part of the partnership, London Sport are delighted to see Chipotle launch The London Sport Bowl and it’s now available in even more locations across the capital.
The London Sport Bowl is the perfect healthy option for active Londoners whether they’ve just taken their first step into activity or participate regularly in sport or physical activity.
More information and contact details:
If you have any problems/enquires with the nomination process, please contact Megan on email@example.com
For more information about our partnership with Chipotle, or about any other commercial opportunities that are available with London Sport, please contact our Business Development Manager, Jennie, on firstname.lastname@example.org