United World Voices has teamed up with Confederation Court Community House and Canadian bobsledder and Olympian Cody Sorensen to deliver an evening sports program for local youth.
Through participation in sports the program strives to help youth build new friendships, connect and share their experiences, and learn valuable life lessons such as sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-confidence. The program launched March 30th 2016 at Hawthorn Public School and will continue every Wednesday from 6pm-8pm. We had a blast playing basketball with local youth and worked up a sweat with Cody who lead us through an Olympian style warm up.
Stay tuned for pictures and details from our next session!
A little about our Olympian team leader:
Cody has always had a passion for sport, business and giving back to the community. Cody was recruited to bobsleigh from the sport of track and field and competed as a member of Canada. A provincial high-school hurdle champion, Cody was also the captain of the University of Guelph Gryphons varsity track team for two years. During his stint running track, Cody captured three individual national medals in the 60-metre hurdles, and was captain of the team when the Gryphons won their first ever men’s and women’s national titles. A two-time all-Canadian, Cody graduated with a B.Comm degree in Economics and Finance and recently completed an MBA from Queen’s University. Cody competed in the 4-man event at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi and despite a strong start, his team had a heartbreaking crash on the second run. Cody is a second generation Olympian. His father Ole competed in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games as a greco-roman wrestler.
For more information on Cody please visit www.codysorensen.ca