(South Africa, June 2016) The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation has been selected as one of the four official charities supported by the Absa Cape Epic for the next three years.
The Absa Cape Epic has over the years extended a formal charity engagement program to a number of notable charitable organisations. This will be the 3rd year that the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation will partner with the world renowned mountain bike race.
Morné du Plessis Chairman of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation in South Africa explains, “We are honoured to once again be selected as one of four official charities supported by the Absa Cape Epic. Laureus is built on the belief that sport has the innate ability to change the world and ignite positive change, and it has always been important that we associate and align the Foundation with organisations that follow the same ethos which is certainly the case with the Absa Cape Epic. This opportunity will go a long way in helping the Foundation achieve one of its goals of helping youngsters across SA overcome limitations imposed on them by challenging social issues.”The Absa Cape Epic challenges riders and their supporters to dig deep, persevere and work together to conquer one of the most gruelling mountain bike races in the world, proving that team work and sheer determination are key components in attaining your goals. We look forward to a continued successful working relationship with the Absa Cape Epic team helping to change the lives of youngsters in communities across SA.”, concludes du Plessis
The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation’s currently funds 15 different social change projects across South Africa. The Foundation’s overarching goal is to use sport as a tool for social change, to help young people overcome the limitations imposed by challenging social issues including poverty, homelessness, war, violence, drug abuse, discrimination and AIDS.
The 14th edition of the Absa Cape Epic will take place from 19 to 26 March 2017 and will be as challenging as ever. Local and international mountain bikers will tackle the demanding eight-day adventure through the Western Cape region in South Africa.