HELPING OTHERS THROUGH SPORT
We need your help
Tri Something is asking for donations in cash or kind to facilitate coaching and provide equipment to under privileged athletes in Zimbabwe. Cash donations are needed towards coaching fees, (gym and swimming pool access – we give our time freely) race entry fees and necessary equipment – bikes, helmets, swim boards, goggles, fins. Scroll to the bottom to get in touch.
Triathlons positively impact children’s lives and help them gain big, necessary life skills, boosts their confidence, develops leadership skills, and teaches them the value of teamwork. Investing in the lives of children means investing in the future that we all share. You play a vital role in expanding opportunities for children to lead healthy, active lifestyles. (which will carry over into many other areas of their lives)
There’s been a nearly 10% decline in athletic participation for kids in the last decade and the rate of decline has been steadily increasing year to year. It’s an epidemic. This disparity is due in large part to the level of household income. Children from low-income households are less than half as likely to participate in youth sports, and that gap is only growing.
Youth sports have become an arena split into “haves” and “have-nots”. Money is the largest indicator of determining whether a child is going to play sports or be physically active. Whether children are physically active also plays into what kind of adult they will become. Studies have shown that children who are physically active are less likely to be obese, they are better in the classroom, and more likely to be successful in college.
For kids with the means to participate in youth sports, the opportunities and experiences are seemingly endless. However, for kids without the same resources, they are continually being left behind. The ones left behind grow unsatisfied and unstimulated with regular recreational teams. Based on these experiences, they get an idea that sports are not for them. This feeling is based largely in part to limited access or resources they have to enjoyably participate in youth sport.
What Tri Something is doing about it
We at Tri Something are creating an accessible gateway of opportunity to youth sports through triathlons by providing the following at no cost:
– Professional Coaching from World Triathlon Certified Coaches
– Training and Race Events
– Equipment to participate
Having amazing people like YOU involved helps eliminate the barrier and provides each child with equal opportunity to participate in youth sports.
Tri Something provides a service to the youth community and makes an impact on their lives. Determined to leave no child behind, no matter their circumstances, the programs we have offer key life skills for each child. Kids will have a chance to be a part of a unique organization, learning to work together, fostering key leadership and social skills, and having fun while leading a healthier active lifestyle.
Tri Something will be a driving point of change impacting not only the youth who participate, but also the communities that all our participants come from. We seek to affect positive change for all to lead a healthier, active lifestyle and always aim to achieve big!
You can join us
To accomplish our mission we need your help in cash, goods or kind. Whether it’s a pair of sneakers, a pre-loved bicycle or a single dollar, everything helps.
Your donation goes to support Zimbabwe’s underprivileged youths. We plan to provide a unique, personalized triathlon program dedicated to helping positively change and impact their lives by exposing and integrating them into a youth sports program which they have never had the opportunity to participate in.