Jacqui GORDON via Crowdrise
January 29, 2012
On February 12th I will be starting my race season with the 70.3 Latin American Championships in Panama City,Panama. As a lot of you know my season ended abruptly in August of last year after a bike crash. Shortly after the crash we had a mandatory evacuation of our house. Hurricane Irene was threatening our safety and I had to be carried out of my house. The thought of our house flooded was very scary. When I heard of Chris Lieto's "More than Sports " charity work in Panama I had to get involved.
The day after the race, professional triathletes, Chris Lieto, and myself and 30 other athletes will travel to a remote area of Panama to help the Embera. In November of 2010 a series of devastating floods swept through the Darien Gap, destroying homes for more than 300 people. To date, 48 homes are in dire need of being rebuilt. We will be building four homes for the neediest of the families. Please consider giving financially for the materials needed to build these homes.
More than Sport began with the vision of Chris Lieto, Ironman champion, world record holder in cycling, and 3 time triathlon champion, who wanted to do more with his athletic ability than simply compete. Simply said: Chris founded More Than Sport to provide a way for athletes to invest in communities of need, particularly those we compete in.
We are able to improve the lives of children and communities around the world, when we become athletes who live for More Than Sport.