Train2Give is a Triathlon Club founded by a group of friends with the ultimate goal of helping Latin American children in need. The project is funded by its members as well as its great sponsors. Their mission is to promote quality of life through sports and social consciousness. Through their program they seek to achieve three main objectives:
Help children in developing countries with education, health and sports programs.
Provide triathlon training to its members in an effective and fun way.
Promote a culture of sports and camaraderie while creating social awareness in the community.
Most participants are successful businessmen in their 40's who see this as an opportunity to remain fit in a sport they love while making a children's lives.
How it works
Each member participates with a monthly contribution of $50. The total of the proceeds are handed over to Fundacion Manos del Sur for management according to their distribution instructions.
Chronology of Accomplishments
2009: With only 20 participants they were able to donate $7,000 to Nuestra Señora de la Merced daycare center, located in a small town outside Buenos Aires, Argentina. The money was used to refurbish the center's offices and build a medical office.
2010: 37 members helped them boost their donation base to $13,000. These proceeds were destined to help Escuela San Vicente in Santiago del Estero, develop skill training programs to help young graduates secure jobs and stay away from the streets. As well as health activities, nutritional reinforcements to over 200 kids ages 6 to 12 years old. A smaller portion was used in Apoyo Escolar San Francisco to develop reading interests for over 90 children and broaden their view of the world.
2011: With a growth in their membership base to 45, their contribution exceeded $17,000. For 2011, they added sporting activities to their list of projects. These funds were destined to support the Virreyes Rugby Club's programs which help over 500 kids who live in vulnerable environment. The club provides training, transport, and the necessary gear to the players. Additionally, the club also offers four education programs to these kids to help them develop essential abilities to enjoy a fulfilled life. The other portion of the proceeds were used to build and fully equip a Soccer Field and Volleyball facility for the provincial school #339, located in Colonia Taranco, Misiones, Argentina, through Manos Misioneras.
2012: With three years in the community, more and more triathletes have gotten to know them and identify with their cause, that's why they grew to 49, which put them in the range of $27,000. This allowed them to renew to support for Virreyes Rugby Club and support new organizations as Techo and Care2Tri and they were very excited about the possibility of being able to dedicate these proceeds into helping more kids this year.
For more information go to www.Train2Give.org