Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Chris Lieto Wins Buffalo Springs 70.3 and donates to MORE THAN SPORT

Chris Lieto earned a hard fought victory in the Ironman 70.3 in Buffalo Springs this past weekend battling the heat, challenging course and fierce competition. Lieto stated that he is excited to have a second win this season, but more importantly he is excited that he can donate more winnings to his MORE THAN SPORT campaign to help children around the world reach their potential.

About More Than Sport

Chris Lieto decided to do more with his racing. He needed to find a way to make a difference around the World with children in need of basic items that can change their lives forever. Lieto partnered with World Vision to create the MORE THAN SPORT campaign. Lietos’ campaign is aimed at sponsoring children to get them: clean water, nutritious food, education, healthcare, and economic opportunity.

Lieto has pledged to try and get 141 children sponsored by the Ironman World Championship in Kona this October 9th, 2010. Lieto states “ I want to get a child sponsored for every mile I race this year at Kona. I feel that I have been given a gift to be able to race at this level, and I want to give back as much as I can. Join me in changing lives, sponsor a child at MoreThanSport.org or become an ambassador for More Than Sport with your own race this season.”

Lieto explains that some racers have stepped up to become an ambassador for the More Than Sport campaign and pledge to get anywhere from 10 to 141 children sponsored in the MTS campaign. “ It is really great to see people jumping at the opportunity to combine their passion for racing with their passion for making a difference. “ These ambassadors become part of the More Than Sport team and receive an MTS T-shirt, invitation to a weekend training camp with Lieto, and an invitation to the MTS Gala in Kona this October.

Visit MoreThanSport.org today and Change a Life through child sponsorship.

You can also email to get more information, or to find others ways to be involved at info@morethansport.org

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