I 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
Two 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.
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.
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.
- Get a Kid in the Game, April 3, 2012.
- Honoring Jack Pinto and Getting More Kids in the Game, December 13, 2013.
- I Am a Sports Parent, October 12, 2012.
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