The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) has partnered with the USA Triathlon Foundation “to launch a COVID-19 Triathlon Relief Fund leading into the PTO 2020 Championship at Challenge Daytona,” according to a release sent by the organization today.
Money raised will support members of the triathlon community affected by the pandemic, “including race directors, coaches, clubs and athletes.”
The “10 Days to Daytona” prize draw will feature over 50 prizes – Normatec Recovery Boots to VIP Race experiences – along with “once in a lifetime opportunities to engage directly” with triathlon legends including Jan Frodeno, Dave Scott, Daniela Ryf, Mark Allen and Lucy Charles-Barclay.
“Fans will also have the opportunity to donate to the COVID-19 Triathlon Relief Fund as part of the live stream broadcast,” according to today’s release. “Since triathlon is truly a global sport, but lives at the grassroots level, use of the donations will be targeted to the countries or regions designated by the donor. Proceeds from U.S. donors will be routed to the USA Triathlon Foundation, which will then distribute grants to eligible members of the U.S. multisport community who have experienced financial strain during COVID-19. Funds raised in the UK will be distributed to eligible members of the multisport community in the UK and similarly, funds will be distributed to eligible members of the multisport community in the country where the donation was received.”
The prize draw will open on Nov. 23rd at championship.protriathletes.org