Just Announced! Olympian Chris Mazdzer and Paralympian Dan Cnossen dedicate P&G Athletes for Good grants to Classroom Champions
Proctor & Gamble awards 2 of 7 grants to Classroom Champions
We are always proud of our Classroom Champions athlete mentors, and as they compete on the world’s stage during the 2022 Winter Games, many others are also in awe of their athletic accomplishments. But we don’t share often enough all of the GOOD they do when they are off the field or the slope or the track.
Not one, but two of Classroom Champions’ athlete mentors were recently recognized by P&G for serving their communities off the field of play through the Athletes for Good program. P&G, the IOC, and the IPC established Athletes for Good leading up to the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo. These awards recognize the accomplishments and charitable work of Olympians, Paralympians, and Hopefuls. And since its inception, the recipients of the Athletes for Good have been awarded $900,000 of grant funding to support their causes.
DAN CNOSSEN, a six-time Paralympian medalist in Biathlon and Cross-Country Skiing, has dedicated his grant winnings to Classroom Champions. He inspires his classrooms of students with his tale of resilience, persevering through a war injury to become an elite athlete. This grant will enable 3,200 additional kids to participate in our social and emotional learning curriculum, helping Classroom Champions get closer to its goal of mentoring 1 million kids weekly by 2025.
CHRIS MAZDZER, a silver medalist in luge, will also dedicate his grant award to Classroom Champions, similarly allowing for 3,200 students to develop their social and emotional skillsets throughout the next school year. Chris currently mentors 8 classrooms across the United States, all of whom are rooting for his success in these 2022 Winter Olympic Games. Chris is a dynamic role model whether on the track, on the dance floor (um, did we mention Dancing with the Stars), or in the classroom.
We are proud that two of these seven Athletes for Good recipients chose to support Classroom Champions. Both of these athlete mentors are just part of the amazing cadre of volunteers who partner with our educators at Classroom Champions to support kids’ social and emotional development, build growth mindsets, and inspire positive classroom culture.
Follow both of these Athletes for Good award recipients during the 2022 Winter Games by checking out brand new, FREE content for kids at Champion Mindset, a unique collaboration between NBC Olympics, Classroom Champions, BrainPOP, Epic!, GoNoodle, SportsEngine, and Wakelet: https://yourchampionmindset.com.