LONDON (1 March 2012) – Athletes in Action announced today that Central Hall Westminster (Storey’s Gate) is the location for the More Than Gold Legacy Breakfast, scheduled for 10 August 2012 at 8:30 a.m. in London.
The beauty and history of the Central Hall made it an easy choice for event organisers, who were looking for a centrally located venue for the breakfast that honours Olympic athletes, coaches and officials for integrity and character both on and off the field of competition.
“The first time I walked into Central Hall Westminster, I knew immediately it was the perfect venue for the More Than Gold Legacy Breakfast. Strategically located in central London, this historical venue speaks volumes and points to the legacy and history of London,” said Legacy Breakfast director Mark LoVellette.
Located next to Westminster Abbey and overlooking Big Ben, Central Hall has hosted a number of significant national and international events in its storied 100-year history. Most notably, it was the location of the very first General Assembly of the United Nations in 1946, and has welcomed British Prime Ministers and members of the British Royal Family over the years. Other well-known guests include: Mahatma Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sir Winston Churchill.
Central Hall Westminster was opened in 1912 as a memorial hall that would include a church and headquarters for the Wesleyan Methodist Church, in addition to serving as a meeting place open to the public. Funding for the project came from the Wesleyan Methodist Church’s 20th Century Fund, established to mark the centenary of John Wesley’s death. To this day, Central Hall is known for its strong ties to church and charities in the Westminster area, and is proud to give back to the community through financial support of the St. Vincent’s Family Project, which provides a variety of resources for young families.
The purpose of the Legacy Breakfast is to celebrate and honour Olympic athletes and coaches modelling character and true sportsmanship in all areas of their lives. Well-known athletes who are honoured at the event will share inspiring stories from their lives and Olympic experiences. Over 100 Olympians from various countries are expected to be in attendance.
The Legacy Breakfast is co-sponsored by Athletes in Action, More Than Gold and Agape UK. To learn more about the Legacy Breakfast, visit www.legacybreakfast.org.
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