Triathletes love to make a difference and The Subaru Triathlon Series is providing a new means of doing so. In conjunction with title sponsor Subaru Canada Inc (SCI), the series has announced Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada as the official charity of the Subaru Triathlon Series.
The series is set to roll out a program allowing athletes to race for contributions. Athletes and their families will be able to make a one-time contribution or create their own personalized fundraising page to collect donations online. They will also have the ability to choose to race on behalf of the House of their choice. The main focus will be the four Houses across Ontario (Hamilton, London, Ottawa or Toronto), but donations across Canada will be accepted. The more the athlete raises, the greater the benefits for all. The highest earners have the opportunity to win valuable triathlon gear and race entries.
Ronald McDonald Houses are community houses; each one is independently owned and relies on contributions and support from individual donors, corporations and charitable groups in their communities. Support from events such as the Subaru Triathlon Series will help Ronald McDonald Houses provide more than 10,000 families of seriously ill children with a safe and comfortable place to stay in close proximity to the hospital where their child is undergoing medical treatment.
“Subaru Canada is thrilled to be a part of the Subaru Triathlon Series, which has named Ronald McDonald House Charities as its official charity,” said Shiro Ohta, President and CEO of Subaru Canada Inc. “We view our involvement as a way to ensure that caring people and great organizations get the help they need to make their presence felt in communities across the country.”
“We are so thrilled to have the support of the Subaru family as part of the Subaru Triathlon Series,” said Cathy Loblaw, President and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities. “Subaru has been a longstanding partner to our Houses in helping sick children heal with their families, and it is through the support of our amazing partners like Subaru that we hope to serve 20,000 families in 2014.”
Athletes or corporates interested in fundraising opportunities should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.