The Trinidad International Marathon Walk on Sunday 25 January 2015 is only the beginning of sustained efforts by the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee( TTOC) to raise funding for (10 or more Olympic Gold Medals by the year 2024) #10golds24 Athlete Welfare and Preparation .
#10golds24 will require a sustained and ongoing national fund raising effort.
#10golds24 is the vision behind the dream that Trinidad and Tobago(TTO) can produce Olympic Champions on a sustained , systemic and planned basis.
An Olympic Gold medal must no longer be perceived as a happy accident or in spite of or lack of a national sport system.
It requires system strategy and structure in respect of talent identification , development, retention and performance management.
TTO athletes have carried the burden and endured the financial hardships for too long. They need support during the journey not when they win an Olympic medal.
As a nation we must be confident in the belief and vision that Trinidad and Tobago can produce 10 or more Olympic Champions by 2024.
We have a rich and cherished Olympic history and tradition since first being accepted by the International Olympic Committee( IOC) in 1948.
#10golds24 seeks to clarify the development pathway and performance management system that will holistically foster, mentor, nurture and develop Olympians and Olympic Champions.
At the centre of #10golds24 are the athletes who can be positive role models for the children, youth and young people of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee(TTOC) is encouraging the public to continue to rally around #10golds24 and our athletes and make their donations at any Scotia Bank Branch Account number 171188.
Or by cheque made payable to TTOC. Which can be dropped off or posted to TTOC Olympic House 121 Abrecromby Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad.