News release

19th April 2012

As the 100-day countdown until London 2012 gets underway, people are being urged to try as many Olympic and Paralympic sports as possible to be in with a chance to win a MINI Coupé for the weekend.

To celebrate the Games, Lincolnshire Sports Partnership is offering the two-seater sports car as a prize for those taking part in its Quest for Gold campaign, which offers taster sessions for 34 different sports for a one-off payment of just £5 per person. The sessions are available until the end of September – to tie in with the Paralympic Games – and people wanting to take part can register for the campaign online.

Once registered, participants attend the sessions and record their progress on the Quest for Gold website. The person with the most activities ticked off will win the car for the weekend. If there are several people with the same number of activities, they will be entered into a prize draw.

The idea behind Quest for Gold is to encourage people to have a go at the different sporting opportunities on offer in the county. The Olympic Games take place between 27th July and 12th August and the Paralympic Games are on between 29th August and 9th September.

Janet Inman, Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “Quest for Gold is an ideal way to motivate people to have a go at the different sports on offer in the county. “We’ve already had a very good response from members of the public, and the car prize is our way of offering a further incentive to try even more sports.”

The car has been donated for the weekend by Soper of Lincoln. Jo Hoyles from the dealership said: “We’re very proud to support Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, and have become close working partners since MINI announced being automotive partners for the London 2012 Games.

“Quest for Gold is a great way of getting Lincolnshire involved in some sports we will see at this summer’s Olympic Games. We’re giving the Quest for Gold winner a MINI Coupé for the weekend as it’s definitely our most sportiest car in the range whilst being very green. Good luck Lincolnshire!”

Activities range from archery, boxing and gymnastics to rowing, shooting and windsurfing. Although the campaign is available to those age 16 plus, parents with younger children are encouraged to speak to the session leaders as most will encourage children to attend also.

You can sign up by visiting www.lincolnshiresports.com/questforgold and following the link for ‘Member Sign Up’.


Notes to editors

  • Lincolnshire Sports Partnership is a registered charity set up to allow local authorities, national governing bodies of sport, educational establishments and voluntary organisations to work together to create, develop, maintain and promote a single delivery system for sport across the county.
  • Quest for Gold provides an opportunity for people aged 16 years or over to volunteer or take part in 34 Olympic and Paralympic sports across Lincolnshire for £5.
  • The 100 day milestone to the Olympics was passed on 18th April.
  • Soper of Lincoln was set up by former professional racing driver Steve Soper. He bought a BMW dealership in 1999 in the city of Lincoln, before building the showroom at Roman Way, South Hykeham. The dealership now operates Soper MINI and Soper BMW.

Cerri Delaney
Shooting Star PR
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t: @cerridelaney


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People taking part in Lincolnshire Sports Partnership's Quest for Gold campaign could drive away with a brand new MINI for the weekend!
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Quest for Gold is an ideal way to motivate people to have a go at the different sports on offer in the county.
Janet Inman, Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Sports Partnership