SPORT SENZA FRONTERE ONLUS, FOR SOCIAL INTEGRATION AND THE RIGHT TO SPORT.

Edoardo Mercadante at the Maratona Dles Dolomites

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At the end of next month, four riders – two Edoardos, Claudio and Alessandro – will compete in one of the hardest and most demanding races that takes place in the Italian Alps to raise funds to give a better future to the children supported by the charity “Sport without Borders”.


"I was reluctantly convinced to join three fellow crazy Italians in a mountain bike race in the Dolomites at the end of June called the Maratona Dles Dolomites (WWW.MARATONA.IT/EN/). We are all new to cycling.

This bike race is famous for its 4.2 kilometres (2.6 miles) of vertical climbs over 138 kilometres (86 miles) set in one of the most beautiful valleys in the Dolomites – Alta Badia. The most renowned climbs are Passo Giau – a 10 kilometres (6.3 miles) uninterrupted climb with 10% average incline after an 87 kilometres (54 miles) warm up – immediately followed by Passo Valparola for 12.5 kilometres (8 miles). I am not looking forward to it but I’ll give it my all, hoping it will be sufficient to finish!

One of the racers – Alessandro Tappa – is the Founder of Rome based Charity called Sport Senza Frontiere meaning "Sport Without Borders". My wife and I have been sponsoring his benevolent project for the last two years. I thought I could use this challenge to further sustain his endeavours.

Immigration is a recent phenomenon in Italy and Italian society, being old and static, has especially found it hard to accept these new immigrants. Sport Senza Frontiere through sports (especially Pentathlon) engages children from different ethnic, but invariably disadvantaged, backgrounds, to foster integration and mutual acceptance. I am a great believer in the power of sport to channel positive energy especially at early stage of life.

Please sponsor me for this race and give a chance to so many disadvantaged children to fulfil their potential without being marginalised for the rest of their lives because of their ethnicity, economic and social backgrounds.

Forever grateful,

Edoardo”

Support Us!

Target:
€ 30.000,00
Collected:
€ 10.748,00
Donations:
33

Thanks to:

04.07.2013

David

Life is short - Ride hard. David
€ 200

26.06.2013

John B. Ehrenkranz

Edoardo, I would fully expect you of all people to do something as magnanimous as this for a wonderful cause -- so great to see! Now I expect to see an outstanding time as well! Best of luck. John
€ 500

26.06.2013

John Ehrenkranz

Edoardo, I would fully expect you of all people to do something as magnanimous as this for a wonderful cause -- so great to see! Now I expect to see an outstanding time as well! Best of luck. John
€ 500