We all love to see a success story, and Kellie Harrington’s is no exception. In case you don’t know who she is, Kellie dominated her way to the Olympic summer games and nabbed the gold in boxing, making everyone in Ireland incredibly proud of her success.
Giving back to the community
Kellie is no stranger to giving back to the community; since getting back from Tokyo, she has been going around to local schools, showing her support, giving advice, and helping school kids get back to fitness.
This event is just another example of Kellie’s kind nature. She invited local boxing clubs around her Portland Row community to participate in a day filled with fun and fitness for this event. We were lucky enough to be part of that, and we’re delighted to help in any way we can.
Partnering with Dublin City Council For National Fitness Day
Kellie did this event in partnership with the Dublin City council. Kellie and DCC came together to find the perfect area for the fun day and as it aligned with National Fitness Day and European Week of Sport, which is tailored to getting Ireland and the rest of Europe fitter. Kellie, of course, is passionate about that goal, and it was part of the reason she held this day.
Want to read more on this? Check out our blog on National Fitness Day!
Asking McSport to Join
When Kellie contacted us to help with her sports day for the local boxing clubs, we were ecstatic! McSport and Kellie have been in partnership for the last four years. Just as we have supported Kellie in the past, we didn’t hesitate to lend her whatever she needed for the day.
On the day, we brought free-standing punch bags so kids could practice their moves, along with boxing gloves, jab pads, and the F100 rack. The F100 was used for some fun challenges such as the how long can you hang challenge. All of this was geared at getting the children involved, and we have to say it was a massive success!
We also brought an air rower with the main challenge for the kids was to see how quickly you can burn 15 calories. This helped the kids in the clubs understand that while strength is essential in boxing, your cardio shouldn’t fall to the wayside because of it.
A Day of Fun
Kellie put this day on to thank the local community for the support throughout the Olympics. It was held in Portland Row, where Kellie lives, and even though there was a lot of different equipment for the kids to try out, it wasn’t all about sports.
Kellie went all out for this day and got a band to play music, face painting for the kids, along with a puppet and magic show, and food and coffee at the ready for the adults. Kellie didn’t just stand back and watch as the games went on though— she was right in there, refereeing a very competitive potato and spoon race.
Along with the fun and games, Kellie lead all the clubs through a boxing training session! Not many people can say they trained with an Olympian, but Kellie gave those kids a day they would never forget.
Well done, Kellie, on a great day! Everyone had a fantastic time, and it was a day to remember!
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