Help Kids Play Sports and Get In the Game

Some of the stunning South African scenery along the CAPE EPIC Route.

Some of the stunning South African scenery along the CAPE EPIC Route.

braveskimom logoI didn’t have a post planned for today. But then this week, a friend called.

“Hey, I’m doing something crazy — again,” he told me. “Can you help spread the word?”

But, of course. I love crazy people.

From the Marathon des Sables to the CAPE EPIC

kids in the game logoTwo years ago, Brian Grossman ran across the Sahara Desert to raise money for a non-profit organization called Kids in the Game.

Based in Oregon, Kids in the Game helps underprivileged children pay to play recreational sports.

Why? Because Kids in the Game believes that every child has a right to play.

kids in the game impact data

Having lived through the Marathon des Sables, running the equivalent of 6 marathons in 7 days in scorching heat, Brian and his friend Tom Turley will mountain bike in this year’s CAPE EPIC race in South Africa.

CAPE EPIC Race route info graphic


This time, its 715 km over 8 days, climbing more than 48,000 vertical feet — again in scorching heat.

Their goal? Raise $48,720 to pay athletic fees for kids. Not a single penny goes to their expenses. It all goes to Kids in the Game.

I donated. I hope you will too.

For more info, check out the video at this link.


brian grossman and tom turley

Brian Grossman and Tom Turley hope to raise over $48,000 to help underprivileged kids play sports. They also plan to ride 715 km over 8 days in the South African heat.

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    • says

      Kids in the Game is indeed a great organization. I’m thinking the AXEL Project should be introduced to my friend Brian. Let me know if you think its a good match.