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2011 ACHIEVE Kids Tri Benefit

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US non-profit organisation ACHIEVE Kids Tri Inc is kicking off the Washington DC Triathlon weekend with the 2011 ACHIEVE Benefit – held this coming Friday 17 June at the Washington Hilton – to support youth triathlon summer camp programs.

On the back of a strong 2010, ACHIEVE Kids continues to seek much needed support from the triathlon community in 2011. The nationwide non-profit organisation teaches kids the basics of triathlon training and racing to ensure a healthy continuation of its motto: ‘enriching lives through sport’.

Highlights of the 2011 ACHIEVE Benefit evening include live and silent auction items from DC Triathlon sponsors.

Two ticket options are available for this year’s event:

Benefit ticket: US$45 online pre-event booking (US$50 at the door)
Includes a chance to win an XTERRA Vortex3 Wetsuit, live and silent auctions, appetizers and cocktails.

ACHIEVE Benefit Tri-A-Tour package: US$100 online pre-event
No tickets will be sold at the door for this package. Includes a chance to win an XTERRA Vortex3 Wetsuit, live and silent auctions, appetizers, cocktails and a night-time tour of Washington DC.

The Tri-A-Tour departs from the Washington Hilton at 8:15pm, right after the 2011 ACHIEVE Benefit, and returns by 9:30pm – with drop offs at host hotel the Grand Hyatt and the Washington Hilton.

The Tri-A-Tour includes a guided bus tour, including a race-course preview, and takes in famous DC monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, a peek at the new MLK Memorial and more!

In addition to the night-time view of the monuments, the Tri-A-Tour participants will meet and hear from pro-triathletes from around the world competing in the 5150 triathlon series. Tour participants also receive guided talks about the unique history of DC, alongside complimentary champagne and an ACHIEVE Hat!

ACHIEVE Kids Tri is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through the sport of triathlon. Athletes learn how to train for the swim, bike, run and transitions of a triathlon in a free six-week camp that is open to disadvantaged youth aged 9 to 14.

At the end of every ACHIEVE camp, the athletes put all their hard work into action at a USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned kids’ triathlon. As they navigate the challenges of a triathlon, they also build essential life skills in fitness, nutrition, discipline and self-confidence.

Please view the ACHIEVE website for more information, or contact Michelle Harburg, Program Director (michelle[at]wseminc.com), +1 734 277 2921.

www.achievekidstri.org