Sporting Chance (1990 TV Movie)
“Wow, my son would love this,” William said when shown a massive, 280,000-brick model of a McLaren 720S sports car at McLaren Automotive’s headquarters in Woking, Surrey, where the royal dad also got to sit behind the wheel of a real $280,000 720S. “My son’s very into Lego and he’d love this. It’s incredible.”
Asked if about his own interest in cars, William replied, “I’m a car enthusiast.
William visited Sporting Chance in Liphook, England, an organization that specializes in helping professional and former professional athletes with support for a range of issues including addiction, grief, depression and anxiety. William visited in his capacity as president of the Football Association (Fa). The Fa asked Sporting Chance to work with sexual abuse survivors since the reports of abuse within the world of soccer became public last year, because of the organization’s history of working with often-complex issues.
Federation of professional players (Ppf) in England, conducted an anonymous survey of athletes on gambling and web betting.
Results of the survey, which was attended by 170 players and 176 cricketers were quite unexpected. 6.1% of respondents on the basis of the responses in the survey are classified as “addicted to live betting” – people suffering from gambling.
Sporting Chance Rehabilitation Center, in which were treated players such as Paul Gascoigne and Fernando Ricksen, reported that 70% of patients suffer from betting, and a large number of players took microloans to satisfy their passion.
According to Catherine Jankowski, practical psychologist, psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist, there is nothing surprising in this fact.
– This phenomenon has two aspects, – said Catherine. – Firstly, athletes – people who have a special relationship with fortune. Passion, courage, desire to be on the top – particularly well developed in athletes who have achieved high results in sport.
The channel will also be giving free air time to 12 Australian charities as part of its ’12 days of Giving’ initiative in the run-up to Christmas.
On Christmas day, the channel will run only community service announcements.
Phyllisse Stanton, Aurora CEO, told Mumbrella: “The monetary value of airtime Aurora is donating for the campaign is over $55,000, and the Christmas day beneficiary will reach an expected audience of 160,000. While it may not compare to one of the ‘big guns’, in the context of us being a not-for-profit community channel it is a significant commitment, and one we are proud to be making.”
The charities include Australian Lung Foundation, Fitted for Work, Animals Australia and the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy.
Charles Prouse, CEO of Nasca, said: “Marketing can be an expensive exercise. Having opportunities like the ’12 Days of Giving’ provides program
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