Sport2Life is a project dedicated to inspire healthy and active habits of elementary school children.

The association was established in Prague, Czech Republic, in November 2017 by Mr. Michael Saran. In June 2018, the Sport2Life established its representative office in Croatia and started implementing its programs in Croatia. The first program implemented in Croatia was the international children’s tournament “Lav Cup”. In October 2018, the association launched its first event in Turkey, the Istanbul Fun Run, with the participation of over 500 children.

Mr. Saran decided to establish the association due to the fact that less and less children play on sports courts in the open and in nature, mostly because of digital addiction, their nutrition habits are poor, and they do not play with other children enough.

“Sports changed my life. Subconsciously, it taught me discipline, commitment and teamwork before I even knew what those words meant. It taught me the meaning of FairPlay and respect. It taught me how to win and how to lose. It gave me the tools to be a better student and allowed me to earn my education by attending a great university. It allowed me to be a better person. But those were simpler times. We didn’t have smartphones and tablets. Fast food wasn’t readily available and having fun meant going outdoors, and not playing in a virtual world created in a computer game.

The statistics are alarming. Although we are living in prosperous times, children are less active, less healthy and less happy. Digital addiction is an epidemic among both kids and adults. We know that being active in sports at a young age, spending more time outdoors, and good nutrition are key factors to living a healthier and a happier life. So why aren’t we doing more to make that happen?

This is the goal of Sport 2 Life. To inform and encourage parents to get their children to be more active at an early age and to spend more time outdoors. Sports is education and it’s a step in the right direction for a healthy and happy future. Let’s go back to the basics and use sports to get our children to play, learn and live happily!”

Michael Saran