Millions of Kids Globally Lack Access to 'Healthy Sport & Play' Options.
We Engage the Spirit of the Olympics to Change the World!
PASSING THE TORCH INITIATIVE (PTI) is a Social Media and
Community Service Platform that:
CONNECTS Olympic-inspired people and resources
ENGAGES community service in the spirit of the Games.
SUPPORTS 'Healthy Sports & Play' (HS&P) programs worldwide.
INSPIRES the world with Olympic ideals.
Our goal is to foster 'a better, more peaceful world' (Olympic Charter) by harnessing the power and magic of the international Olympic movement as a force for good in society. We do this by strenghtening and amplifying community and community service within the movement.
A Collaborative Networking Portal
To facilitate connection among Olympic-inspired 'Change Makers' (athletes and global enthusiasts) and promote innovation within the movement.
An Online Directory
To facilitate support for 'Healthy Sport & Play' programs worldwide by raising volunteers, donations, and positive exposure. Community-based HS&P programs advance Olympic values and ideals everyday around the world.
To facilitate simple, impactful ways to engage the international Olympic movement and expand its reach and relevance in the world.
The Core Olympic/Paralympic Ethos and Value System:
Excellence, Empowerment, Respect (Olympic)
Fellowship, Inspiration, Courage, Inclusion & Determination (Paralympic)
“Educating Youth through Sport to Contribute in
Building a Better, More Peaceful World.” (Olympic Charter)
2. Support Us. We are now seeking tax-deductible seed funding to support a 2020 Olympic Year Launch of the platform. You can light the flame as a 'First Supporter' by contacting:
Charles Altekruse OLY USA Mobile/ WhatsApp: +1 (510) 913-3669, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andras (“Andy”) Toro OLY HUNGARY & USA: Mobile: +1 (510) 234-5140, Email: email@example.com
The Passing the Torch initiative (PTI) is the brainchild of:
Our Philosophy: The Olympics can be a greater force for good in the world. We serve this goal by connecting Olympic-inspired people and promoting Olympic spirit through community service and 'Healthy Sport & Play'.
Our Approach: PTI is informed by the founders’ decades-long participation in the U.S. and international Olympic movements, together with more recent research, networking, and strategic planning. What is new is the emergence of collaborative networking technology that helps us promote this philosophy through engagement platforms within the global Olympic ecosystem. PTI will be an international non-profit based in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay Area - a center of global technology innovation. By serving as a technology hub for existing Olympic and HS&P resources and teaming with strategic partners, we will scale quickly, keeping our internal organization lean and efficient.
We plan to launch the fully-functioning PASSING THE TORCH web site to coincide with the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games (summer 2020). Join our mailing list above to stay involved and informed with our progress!
Our 5 Core Pillars: These inform and prioritize our work - Collaboration, Inclusion, Olympic Spirit, Service, and Technology
Passing the Torch Initiative is a project of Empowerment Works, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Empowerment WORKS www.empowermentworks.org