IM South Africa Charity 2010

Hey guys, as we did last year it is time again to support our friends at http://www.wecare4.ch – some of you will remember our ‘A jersey for an orphan’ charity we held last year with the support of athletes such as Chrissie Wellington, Mirinda Carfrae, Craig Alexander, Norman Stadler and many more. It was a great success and the money was well spent in a sports project to get our Streetkids off the street as boredom is one of the biggest dangers and main source of crime with those kids.

For this challenge we have decided to kick it up a notch and try to collect 25.000 Euro for a new sleeping home for the kids. Check out the details below on what we we will be doing and how you can help. THANKS A MILLION FOR THE SUPPORT.

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WHAT: HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR THE GOOD CAUSE AND START BUILDING YOUR OWN LEGACY BY GIVING BACK TO THOSE IN NEED.

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CHARITY: TEAM STREETKIDS IS A PROJECT OF THE NON-PROFIT WWW.WECARE4.CH FOUNDED BY SWISS TRIATHLON PRO SVEN HUNGERBÜHLER. TEAM STREETKIDS IS DEDICATED TO RAISING MONEY FOR ORPHANS IN AFRICA IN ORDER TO SHOW THEM A BETTER FUTURE THROUGH EDUCATION AND BUILDING SCHOOLS AND HOMES. WWW.WECARE4.CH IS A VERY PERSONAL NON-PROFIT – NOT CHARGING ANY HANDLING FEES OR SIMILAR. ALL PROJECT HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AND PUT TOGETHER WITH PARTNERS ON SITE IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE THE BEST BENEFIT POSSIBLE TO THE KIDS. AFTER RAISING MONEY FOR A SPORTS PROJECT TO GET THE KIDS OF THE STREET EARLIER THIS YEAR, WE ARE AIMING AT RAISING 25.000 EURO TO BUILD A NEW PLACE FOR STREETKIDS TO SLEEP AT AND FIND A HOME.

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EVENT: WHILST 3 ATHLETES ARE BUILDING THE CORE OF THIS EVENT, MORE AND MORE ‚IRONMAN’ FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE JOINING IN. OUR 3 CORE ATHLETES WILL BE CYCLING, RUNNING AND SWIMMING ALL THROUGH THE MIDDLE-EUROPEAN WINTER TO CONQUER ONE OF THE TOUGHEST EVENTS IN THE WORLD OF ENDURANCE SPORTS – IRONMAN SOUTH AFRICA ON APRIL 25TH, 2010.

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CHALLENGE: TRAINING FOR A MIDSEASON IRONMAN REQUIRES AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF DEDICATION AND MENTAL STRENGTH AND IS A CHALLENGE ONLY A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WILL EVER ACCOMPLISH. THE ATHLETES ARE PUSHING THEMSELVES TO THEIR PHYSICAL LIMITS UP TO 25 HOURS A WEEK IN TRAINING FOR THIS EVENT. TRAINING FOR AN EARLY SEASON IRONMAN DURING THE COLD AND SNOWY WINTER MONTHS IN EUROPE MIGHT BE CALLED INSANE BY SOME – WE SIMPLY CALL IT – GIVING BACK TO THOSE IN NEED.

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MEDIA: AFTER OUR LAST EVENT – A JERSEY FOR AN OPRHAN – HAS CAUGHT ATTENTION BY THE GERMAN TRIATHLETE MAGAZINE, ACTIVE.COM FOUNDER MITCH THROWER AND SEVERAL ONLINE MAGAZINES AS WELL AS NEWSPAPERS, WE HAVE ENGANGED SOCIAL MEDIA PROFESSIONALS FOR THE CURRENT EVENT IN ORDER TO INTRODUCE THIS PROJECTS AND OUR PARTNERS TO MILLIONS OF ATHLETES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. FACEBOOK, TWITTER, FLICKR AND BLOGSPOT ARE ONLY A FEW TO NAME. OUR ATHLETES WILL BLOG THE ENTIRE WINTER ABOUT THE PROJECT ON WWW.TRIDUDES.COM

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ATHLETES: THE PROJECT IS INNITIATED BY SVEN HUNGERBÜHLER, SWISS IRONMAN PRO AND FOUNDER OF WWW.WECARE4.CH WHO IS INVESTING EVERY SPARE MINUTE HE CAN FIND TO MAKE HIS LIFE DREAM OF HELPING THE KIDS IN AFRICA COME TRUE, AS WELL AS TILL SCHENK FROM WWW.TRINITED.COM WHO HAS NOT ONLY ORGANIZED THE CHARITY AUCTION ‚A JERSEY FOR AN ORPHAN’ TOGETHER WITH HIS BROTHER IN 2008 BUT IS ALSO OVERCOMING THE EFFECTS OF GLANDULAR FEVER IN 2000 IN ORDER TO HELP THE KIDS.

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PARTNERS/SPONSORS: WE ARE PROUD OF OUR PARTNERS WE HAVE MANAGED TO ENGAGE FOR THIS PROJECT ALREADY. HOWEVER, IN ORDER TO RAISE 25.000 EURO FOR THIS INCREDIBLE CAUSE WE RELY ON ANY HELP WE CAN GET. SMALL DONATIONS, SPREADING THE WORD, COMPANY SUPPORT AND ATHLETES WHO START AT IM SOUTH AFRICA AND ARE WILLING TO START IN THE NAME OF TEAM STREETKIDS.

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SUPPORT US IN MAKING THIS TRIP POSSIBLE FOR OUR ATHLETES SO THEY CAN RAISE AWARENESS OF THE GREATER CAUSE. YOUR SUPPORT HELPS OUR ATHLETES TO HELP THE KIDS IN NEED.

OF COURSE ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTABLE AND A DONATION RECEIPT WILL BE FILLED IN BY THE NON-PROFIT WWW.WECARE4.CH

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DONATIONS: FOR DONATIONS PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK teamstreetkids ( http://www.wecare4.ch/index.php?id=721&L= ) PLEASE NOTE ‘IM SOUTH AFRICA’ IN THE SUBJECT LINE FOR ANY DONATIONS.

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Don’t forget to check back regularly and to invite all your friends to find out more about this challenge and on how you can help. In the next couple of weeks we will be offering special deals on such things as Half- and Full Distance training plans from http://www.prsfit.com – the proceeds of those specials will all benefit the kids we are racing for.

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