One Player Down Event to kick off MOVE for Movember

Late Movember event review

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This is a very late update as we and sorry for that, but there are many reasons behind that and most of them involve procrastination of some sort.

We had some great partners behind us to help push the event and unfortunately due to time constraints it was hard to get the blog out in time.

This is a better late than never moment.

The original idea was a little different but sometimes you have to roll with the punches and in the end we put on a packed event with some fantastic feedback.

The serious stuff

Though it is great fun to grow a mustache during the Month of November, the meaning sometimes gets lost and we want to take just a couple of sentences to remind you all.

Movember is about raising money and awareness about prostate and testicular cancer, this year Movember expanded to include MOVE.

MOVE is about helping people manage their physical and mental health by being active. It is proven that being physically active can reduce the chances of cancer.

Here is an article from the Mayo Clinic “Cancer prevention: 7 tips to reduce your risk

This is something that we understand and that is why we are so behind what Movember and MOVE are trying to do.

Now that we have that out of the way, here are some photos

One Player Down and Movember Event

The Thank you’s

Movember

– especially Nina and Christian who supported the event from the first moment. We hope we can make this an annual event to help kick off MOVE in Austria at the least.

Dish Tennis

– Helping us raise money and putting on a great show, don’t they always

TriVolle

– You were so generous to get behind us and donate sets all the way from Chicago, we are big fans and will continue to spread the word.

Kiosk

– You guys were fantastic hosts, donating too and going smoke free for the evening! The hot dogs are amazing but did throw us off our TriVolle game a little.

The One Player Down players, you have been behind us getting this platform going, helped us raise money and give us great feedback. You will get the platform you deserve, even if it kills us!

Photo credits: Movember Austria / Stefan Diesner unless stated, incl. the header image.

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MOVEmber und One Player Down

PRESSEMITTEILUNG:

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MOVEmber & One Player Down

One Player Down, das Sports Socializing Network, unterstützt Movember im Kampf gegen körperliche Inaktivität.

Das Wiener Startup One Player Down und Movember setzen sich im Rahmen der MOVE Initiative gemeinsam für die Stärkung des Gesundheitsbewusstseins bei Männern ein. Unser Ziel ist es, Menschen zu mehr Bewegung zu motivieren, um so das geistige und körperliche Wohlbefinden zu fördern.

Wien, Österreich
Die One Player Down und Movember Kooperation wurde ins Leben gerufen, um gemeinsam die MOVE Initiative zu fördern. Das 30ig-tägige Fitness Programm soll während des ganzen Novembers vor allem Männer zu mehr körperlicher Aktivität motivieren. Für Movember ist die Unterstützung durch lokale Partner wie One Player Down bei der Stärkung des Gesundheitsbewusstseins bei Männern von größter Bedeutung, so Nina Corradini, Country Managerin von Movember Österreich. Der Auftakt des MOVE Monats bei One Player Down beginnt mit der Eröffnungsfeier am 29. Oktober. Alle Details dazu finden Sie auf http://www.oneplayerdown.com

Reden ist Silber, Bewegung ist Gold
Um den Auftakt des Movember-Monats gebührend zu feiern, veranstaltet One Player Down am 29. Oktober ein vielseitiges Eröffnungsprogramm. Es erwarten Sie zahlreiche Möglichkeiten, Sport und Soziales in den unterschiedlichsten Bereichen miteinander zu vereinen. Das Event beginnt um 19:00 Uhr, alle Infos dazu finden Sie auf One Player Down.

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Kiosk in der Schleifmühlgasse, präsentiert das Wiener Startup DISH TENNIS seine einzigartige und namhafte Variante des Tischtennis. Im Anschluss erwartet Sie erstmals in Wien die Premiere von TriVolle (aka Spikeball und Shark Tank Investment Sieger). Freuen Sie sich auf all das und noch vieles mehr am 29. Oktober!

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Aber das ist noch nicht alles

Im Laufe des Monats können Sie sich außerdem auf zahlreiche weitere MOVE Veranstaltungen freuen. Bleiben Sie am Ball, denn One Player Down hostet den ganzen Monat hinweg viele klassische Sportevents! Alle Details zu den anstehenden Events finden Sie ebenfalls auf One Player Down. Zu den Highlights zählen zahlreiche TriVolle Turniere, bei denen Sie die Chance haben, ein TriVolle Set zu gewinnen.

“Die neue MOVE Initiative von Movember und One Player Down sind praktisch wie füreinander geschaffen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir Kontakt aufgenommen, um die Möglichkeiten der Zusammenarbeit auszuloten. Wir sind überzeugt, dass sportliche Aktivitäten alle Sprachbarrieren überwinden können. Das ist unsere Philosophie! Sport bietet hervorragende Möglichkeiten, sich in einer neuen Stadt zu integrieren und hilft – Dank der sozialen Komponenten – geistige und körperliche Leiden wie beispielsweise Depressionen oder kardiovaskuläre Erkrankungen zu bekämpfen. Wir freuen uns daher sehr auf die Zusammenarbeit mit Movember.“ Nick Stein, CEO und Mitgründer von One Player Down.

Sie können die Initiative über Geldspenden unterstützen oder werden Sie Mitglied im One Player Down Movember Team auf
http://mobro.co/oneplayerdown

Unterstützen Sie die Mo Bros und Mo Sistas und helfen Sie mit, das Gesundheitsbewusstsein bei Männern zu stärken.

MOVEmber & One Player Down

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Über One Player Down
One Player Down ist ein soziales Netzwerk für Sportaktivitäten. Die Idee dahinter ist es, offene Sportveranstaltungen zu organisieren, bei dem jeder teilnehmen darf. Die Teilnahme an den Events sowie die Teilnehmergruppen sind für jeden transparent und öffentlich zugänglich. Unser Ziel ist es, Menschen zum Sport zusammenzubringen und alle Barrieren zu beseitigen, die ihnen dabei noch im Wege stehen.
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Über Movember
Die Movember Foundation ist eine weltweit tätige Organisation, die sich dafür einsetzt, dass Männer glücklicher, gesünder und länger leben. Seit 2003 haben sich Millionen von Menschen der Movember Bewegung angeschlossen und insgesamt 485 Millionen Euro an Spenden gesammelt. Damit wurden über 1000 Programme in den Bereichen Prostata- und Hodenkrebs, seelisches Wohlbefinden und Bewegungsmangel finanziert.
Weitere Infos zu Movember finden Sie auf https://at.movember.com/

Follow the movement #MOVE4Movember

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One Player Down supporting MOVEmber

Press Release

One Player Down, the sports socializing network, is supporting Movember to tackle physical inactivity.

Sports Startup One Player Down is working with Movember to help raise awareness for their MOVE initiative, which is aimed at getting people moving to increase Mental & Physical health.

Vienna, Austria:

One Player Down is participating in Movember to promote the MOVE initiative, a 30 day fitness challenge during November to encourage Men to be more physically active. “It is of immense value for us to have local partners such as One Player Down to support Movember and to raise awareness for men’s health”, says Nina Corradini, Country Manager for Movember Austria. The MOVE month on One Player Down opens with a Launch event on 29th October, details on www.oneplayerdown.com

Not just talk, actually getting people to move

To kick off this Movember month on One Player Down, there will be a launch event on the 29th October, showcasing how sports and socializing can be mixed in different environments. The event starts at 7pm, all the details can be found on One Player Down
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Kiosk, on Schleifmuhlgasse, is kindly hosting the launch event where DISH TENNIS, another Viennese startup, will be headlining, showcasing their unique version of Table Tennis, including the atmosphere that they are renowned for. This will be preceded by the introduction of TriVolle (aka Spikeball and Shark Tank investment winner) to Vienna for the first time. This will all be taking place on the 29th October.

That is not all

During the rest of the month there will be a number of other MOVE events, in the more traditional sporting style hosted on the One Player Down platform, so be sure to keep your eyes open. All the details of these events can be found on One Player Down. The highlights include a number of TriVolle tournaments, with the chance to win a TriVolle set.

“Movember’s new MOVE initiative and One Player Down is just a natural fit, so we contacted them to see what we could work on together. Our philosophy is that sports supersedes language, it is a great tool for integration and through the socializing nature, can be very helpful in combating physical and mental health issues such as depression or cardio-vascular diseases. So we are really happy to be working with Movember on this.” Nick Stein, One Player Down CEO co-founder.

To support the charity you can join the One Player Down Movember team on http://mobro.co/oneplayerdown either to take up one of the challenges or to donate and support us on our 30 days 30 moves challenge.

Join your Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to help raise money and awareness for Men’s health.

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About One Player Down:

One Player Down is a sports socializing network built with the idea of creating open sports events where everyone can take part in an entire city. Events are open, everyone can see who’s coming and the goal is to remove every barrier possible to get people playing and socializing.
www.oneplayerdown.com

About Movember:

The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising €485 million and funding over 1,000 programmes focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity. To join Movember or find out more, visit www.movember.com
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Follow the movement #MOVE4Movember

Streetlife Festival Vienna

On the 13-14 September the First Streetlife Festival 2014 will be going on in Vienna.  During ths event many different types of events will be taking place from Cage Football to Slacklining.

 

The Streetlife Festival will be celebrating street culture in Vienna so it will not just be hosting sporting events.  Urban gardening, Street artists, dancing etc will being exhibited.

A full list of the events can be found at www.streetlife-festival.at but the highlights are certain to be:

This is an event not to miss and hopefully the weather allows for a great new event to find it’s feet in Vienna to help bring more new people together in the city.

 

A little further afield, Manchester to be precise, and on the 6th-7th September is the Soccerex Football Festival, a chance to see Gianfranco Zola, Fabio Cannavaro, Jari Litmanen, and many more up close.

 

In the next few months there will be some special events going on in Vienna, to keep up to date with them all please follow One Player Down on:

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A marathon: two points of view

The Vienna and London Marathons were this Weekend.  Both ending with new course records Getu Feleke in Vienna with a time of 2:05.41 and Wilson Kipsang in London with a time of 2:04.27, so congratulations to both.

These two are seasoned professionals so though the times are hugely impressive, it is One Player Down’s Matthias who’s time at 3:28.22 is one helluva achievement, one to be truly proud of.  The update is that walking and stairs are two big enemies of his today.  We wish him a speedy recovery!

As we know, you can either be a spectator or participant in a Marathon and here are two write ups from both points of view.

Here is the summary of one of our “Players” here at One Player Down:

“Thanks so much for your support everyone! 🙂 This race had it all. Just to give you a quick breakdown:

3k – Oh no, this will not go well

7k – I can’t believe it’s only 35k to go, piece of cake

12k – This 60+ year old gentleman in the Poland-shirt seems to know what he is doing. Let’s stick with him

21k Half time, it’s going well. Time to start the playlist with “A lovely day”

23k Music fuelled runner’s high. I am invincible. Leave my Polish friend behind and reach for the stars (in hindsight, a very bad idea)

25k It starts to rain

29k Change of strategy. Get out of this alive rather than break the world record

33k My old friend “leg pain” decides to join me. He promises not to leave my side until we reach to finish line. That’s great

38k Endlessly calculating the remaining distance until you end up with the answer that this thing is basically over in 45 seconds or so

40k Familiar faces cheer me up, nice one thx 🙂 Last bit – Activate tunnel vision mode

now – I can feel my legs again! Sort of. Yay!”

The spectators view of the Marathon:

Alarm went off, I looked at it and quickly decided that snooze was the best option.

This was repeated a number of time as generally one does not want to turn the Alarm fully off the first time in case such a bold movement causes a muscle strain.

Then it was a quick check of the clock. It only started a little over two ours ago, I can catch the final kilometers and the sprint to the end…Whoops!  That Getu Feleke ruined that plan.

Ok plan two, get a coffee, check a few tweets, Profile updates, instagrams and the like, of friends that do not value their Sunday morning lay-ins enough, i.e. are participating.

Ok all of them seem to be raring to go, so now so am I, task one was a bit of a failure but task two – spotting friends in the crowd of runners!  I am all ready for this one.

Ah, toast, maybe a bit of cereals.  Some orange juice, got to keep healthy as there are 42k runners mocking my morning routine at the moment, so chocolate milk and pancakes are a no go.

Wait, every good athlete needs some protein, scrambled eggs it is.

At that moment, it crosses my mind, my friends are not that famous (yet) and are not running in something like a diaper meaning the camera will magically find them.  Maybe I need to put more attention into the race to achieve the second task…

Now I am fully focused, hundreds of people are passing by the screen, I am gonna see someone I know any minute now.  What is that smell…?  NO the eggs are burning.

I hop out of my chair, run as fast as I can to the kitchen, just as I am close to the finish line – getting the eggs off the stove, I pull up with a slight muscle strain.

My decision not to run this year is vindicated as it has multiple times before and I go back to task two.  Wow my friends look similar to a number of people, this task is not going to be easy.

One more check of all social media platforms that I am aware of and…I find out that they are already finished!

Wow, what a morning.  Time to take a shower.

Maybe next year after reading the The Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer Nick will be more inclined to take part

Once again congratulations to all who ran the Marathon in Vienna and in London, it is a great achievement and one to be very proud of.

If you had a friend that ran or is planning to run a marathon, it might be a great thing to get them a gift for when they finish, no, not a new set of knees or an Uber ride home, but Unique Gift for a Marathon Race Finisher, no don’t laugh, it might actually be more appreciated than you think.

Remember Next years Marathon is less than a year away, so it might be good to find a training partner sooner rather than later – Get in the Game

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Wings for Life World Run

As you may or may not know, Red Bull has created a charity run of different kind.  It is Red Bull, they weren’t ever going to think small were they!

Here is the overview of the event in their own words

35 Locations, 6 Continents and One Start – Running for those who can’t

The run as is coordinated around the world with everyone running at once, all to raise money for the Wings for Life foundation who’s goal is to cure spinal cord injuries.

The Wings For Life World Run is the first event in which the entire World can race together, simultaneously. This groundbreaking race format means that on the 4th of May 2014, at 10am UTC, and equivalent times across the globe, thousands of competitors will start to run on up to 35 race tracks worldwide. On this day the world will run as one.

Here at One Player Down the first time we heard about this event was when one of our Users/Players decided to host an event.  Normally we are not going to blog about individual events but we want to support her to get as many people running with her as possible as this is something we believe in.

All you have to do is login at One Player Down, or Get a Beta Invitation

Wings for Life World Run

To take part in this event login to One Player Down and click that you are in