Procter & Gamble Reveal Plans to Raise 25 Million Dollars for Youth Sport

By Community | August 10, 2012

Procter & Gamble, mind a Worldwide Olympic Partner, search announced plans to raise $25 million to help say ‘Thank You Mom’ by helping establish and sustain youth sport programs around the world, rx as part of its 10-year partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

“At the start of our ‘Thank You Mom’ program, we asked moms everywhere, what would be a great way for us to help you and they said – “Help support youth sports because sport helps moms too. It helps moms raise healthy, happy kids. This is why we are committing to support not just the moms of Olympians – but every mom who does whatever it takes to make her child’s life the best it can be,” said Marc Pritchard, P&G Global Brand Building Officer.

He added, “Through our leadership brands including Pampers, Tide, Gillette and Pantene we have already exceeded our goal of raising 5 million dollars in 2012. More than $6 million is going to support sports development, school equipment, youth funds & scholarships and places in summer sports camps across the world. Today’s announcement means extending our plans until the end of our ten-year IOC partnership working with NOCs from around the world to increase the opportunity for more children to experience sporting & Olympic values.”

IOC President Jacques Rogge said: “I am delighted to see the success of P&G’s world-wide youth sport program and welcome this commitment to extend through to the 2020 Olympic Games. By partnering with the global Olympic Movement, P&G has committed to touching and improving lives through sport – particularly the lives of young people. Investment in youth sport is essential to the future of the Olympic Movement.”

Marc Pritchard concluded, “By investing in youth sport, we can honor our commitment to moms and to the IOC by supporting families and helping grow tomorrow’s Olympians.”

The Thank You Mom campaign is being brought to life across all media channels and in-store with a worldwide retailer program that began in April and runs through August. Olympic Games-themed P&G branded products are featured in more than 4 million stores across the globe.

In addition to P&G’s commitment to youth sport, the Company has also activated several programs aimed at leaving a positive and lasting Legacy post-London 2012. These include a promise from P&G brands Ariel/Tide, Flash, Febreze to help London get ‘Games Ready’ through its UK Capital Clean Up campaign, which has dedicated more than 5000 hours of cleaning, filled more than 1000 bags of litter and helped recruit and train 8000 volunteers to act as ‘city ambassadors’ and a global P&G promise to leave a ‘clean footprint’ at the end of The Olympics by donating the contents of the P&G Family Home to local charities that support moms and families.