Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bid on Cool Race Gear to Help Kids in Africa

Top Swiss Triathlon Pro Ronnie Schildknecht does not only fight the athletic battle. At this year's Ironman Switzerland, Ronnie and four other athletes will race as Team StreetKids to benefit Kenyan orphans who are forced to live on the streets. Team StreetKids offers orphans in Africa a better future through education and job training. Team StreetKids depends on donations from supporters around the world. Honorary members of the team are regularly checking the sites in Africa in person to assure that all proceeds benefit the right causes. is a free networking platform for triathletes and multi sports athletes from all over the world. Their goal is to spread the spirit of multi sports while raising awareness for the environment and humanity.Right now, Team StreetKids is hoping to raise money at an upcoming charity auction. Faris Al-Sultan, Norman Stadler, Chrissie Wellington, Mirinda Carfrae, Craig Alexander as well as the entire Team Dresdner Kleinwort are all involved and excited for the project.

All athletes have donated personal jerseys and race clothing for this great cause – including Craig Alexander's hand signed, winning race shoe from Kona. The auction will start at the end of January, using a specially-created ebay account to give fans and athletes from all over the world the opportunity to bid on their favorite items and help Team StreetKids. will donate 100% of the proceeds to Team StreetKids at the end of the auction.

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