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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Free Olympic Tickets for 18 - 26 year olds

Dear Sail for Gold Activator

I am delighted to be writing to you as a Sail for Gold club in connection with the London 2012 Ticketshare scheme.  This gives young adults (18-26 years) the opportunity to attend an Olympic Games event for free. 

What is London 2012 Ticketshare?
The Ticketshare scheme allows people to attend the Games for free, through a levy on London 2012 Prestige Ticketing hospitality packages. The British Olympic Association is one of the stakeholders that can access free tickets and their distribution is outlined below.  You can read all about London 2012 Ticketshare at http://www.london2012.com/visiting/tickets/ticketshare/ .

Who can benefit?
The Ticketshare scheme seeks to inspire young adults to pursue their sporting ambitions.  The RYA has been allocated 80 tickets for young adults, aged 18-26 years, from Sail for Gold clubs.  Successful applicants will receive a single ticket to go to an Olympic Games event and that person will go to the event in a group with other successful nominees from other sailing clubs. Certain groups may be accompanied by a British Olympian.
How do we apply?
The scheme will be publicly announced on July 29. Prior to this, please give your club members the information and guidance on nominating individuals for the free tickets.
·         Nominees must be a bone fide member of the club and be aged between 18 and 26 years old.
·         Suitable candidates should be nominated by your members, who should write 100-150 words on how the nominee already ‘lives’ one or more of the Olympic Values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect
·         Please select one winner and email to celia.edgington@rya.org.uk with the nominees’ contact details and the written entry statement. 
·         Nominations close on 16 September. 
·         The RYA will select 80 successful nominations at random to receive tickets to an Olympic Games event.  Our decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
·         The successful nominees will receive ONE ticket which includes free transport within London zones.  Transport outside of London and accommodation must be paid for by the individual.
·         Tickets must be used only by the successful nominee and are non-transferable.  
·         Successful nominees will be announced in early 2012 and tickets distributed soon thereafter to the winners.   
·         Terms and Conditions apply.  Please see here for more details: http://www.london2012.com/visiting/tickets/ticketshare/london-2012-ticketshare-terms-and-conditions/

Ticketshare scheme the young person needs to be aged 18 to 26 years inclusive on the 27th July 2012

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