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24-hour padel event to raise cash for budding athletes

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We Are Padel Derby is set to stage a 24-hour fundraising event, which will generate cash to support local athletes.

From 8am on Friday 5 July to 8am on Saturday 6 July, the Pride Park venue will be hosting a range of activities in support of the Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS).

We Are Padel has partnered with DIS to stage the event, which is called ‘24 Hours of Everything That Is Derbyshire Institute of Sport’.

Throughout the 24 hours, people will be invited to play or try padel with the We Are Padel and DIS team, with 30-minute slots available to book.

From 8am to 9.30am, Dr Phil Clarke, lead sports psychologist at DIS, will deliver a talk about the importance of sleep in all aspects of our lives as performers and explore strategies to help maximise its benefits.

From 6pm to 8pm, there will be a Q&A session with DIS athletes – the Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future.

And on the day, around 500 local schoolchildren are expected to visit the venue and meet the elite athletes and Olympians.

There will also be sessions in the evening for up to 60 children, which will be run by Olympic athletes.

All money generated from the event will directly support local athletes who are part of DIS.

DIS was launched in 2012 before the London Olympic & Paralympic Games.

Since then, it has supported more than 500 athletes, many of whom have gone on to become ‘elite’ athletes.

Sam McKibbin, manager at We Are Padel Derby, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with DIS for what promises to be an unforgettable 24 hours of sporting fun, which will raise money to support young athletes.

“We will have events taking place throughout the 24 hours – with influencers and sports people such as the Gladiators, footballers, cricketers and much more here on the day.”

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