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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Cross-Border Friendship And Partnership Grows
Phil White of Kingdom Games and Christian Vachon of the Fondation Christian Vachon announced a partnership to raise money for the Fondation.
Kingdom Games organizes 13 days of open water swimming, 5 days of running, 14 days of cycling, 2 days of triathlons, 5 days of kayaking and 4 days of skating and hockey events in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont in the United States and the Eastern Townships of Quebec in Canada. "This year 20% of all adult Canadian registration fees will be dedicated the Fondation Christian Vachon to support its work helping underprivileged children in the Magog area of the Eastern Townships," explains White.
A full listing of Kingdom Games’ events are posted at www.kingdomgames.com.
White says, “We got to know Christian, Michel, and Daniel during the Relais du Lac Memphremagog, helping with border crossing issues, establishing a better relay station in downtown Newport, and redirecting them to use the Newport-Derby bike path heading north. In our events, when we saw the growing numbers of athletes from Canada participating in our events, we thought it made sense to donate a portion of Canadian registration fees to a Canadian charity."
Christian Vachon, a 2-time winner of the Dandelion Run, said, “We appreciate the support and value the friendship of Phil White and Kingdom Games. He puts on some great events that are drawing athletes from all over the world. He’s helped with our Relais du Lac Memphremagog and we are actively encouraging our participants to sign on to The Dandelion Run and his many other events and support our Fondation when they do.”
For more information about the Fondation, visit www.fondationchristianvachon.com.
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