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More Than Sport Heads To The Big Island

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published May 18, 2012
  • Updated May 29, 2012 at 7:21 PM UTC

On Sunday, June 3 (the day after Ironman 70.3 Hawaii) More Than Sport along with pro triathletes Chris Lieto, Bree Wee and Linsey Corbin and NFL football player Tony Parrish will give back to a small community south of Kona.

A community of about two thousand Marshallese (originally from the Marshall Islands) live on the Big Island of Hawai’i. After the U.S. military did nuclear tests on one of the Marshall Islands in 1954, many Marshallese had to leave their homes because of the high levels of radiation in the area. Due to these dangers many Marshallese have been stricken with cancer. The Marshallese have lived through great nuclear, environmental and economical adversities.  Despite the difficulties, the Marshallese community has a strong sense of hope. “Let’s keep thinking about life and let’s keep going. Don’t give up.”

Between now and June 3, More Than Sport hopes to raise funds for college scholarships and an Aquaponics farm. The “GiveBack” Day will be filled with painting, building, farming, arts and crafts with the kids and any other way the team can help by getting their hands dirty!

RELATED PHOTOS: More Than Sport In Panama 

How Can You Help?

Join the crew on June 3. Confirm your spot (space is limited) by making a donation of $100 per person through volunteer now.

Once confirmed, you will receive the details of the “GiveBack” day. Email Volunteer@morethansport.org for more info.

If you would like to donate to the Marshallese Fund, visit Crowdrise.com/mtsmarshallese.

To learn more about More Than Sport, visit  Morethansport.org.

RELATED VIDEO: Chris Lieto And More Than Sport Build In Panama

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