Press Release - 25 March 2011
Tri4Japan Announce 'Big Multi Sports Charity Auction' on Ebay
Tri4japan, the charity established to help the people of Kamaishi, devastated by the recent earthquake and tsunami, announces the launch of a major fundraising initiative.
Beginning 1st August, we will launch a massive multi sports auction on Ebay - it will be a celebration of the coming together of triathletes, endurance and multisport athletes as well as competitive manufacturers, all showing that in time of desperate need we can all pull together to help those less fortunate that us with the biggest collection of sports memorabilia of the year! All money raised will go to the Tri4Japan disaster fund, enabling us to effect a change for the better.
We're pleased to announce that our opening lots will include:
- five Axis wetsuits, kindly donated by blueseventy
- fifty personally signed posters of Chrissie Wellington, donated by Cannondale
- A Lifetime subscription to Triathlete Europe magazine
Many more lots will be added over the coming months. We will announce these on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TriforJapan and we encourage everybody to 'like' this page to find out what's going to be auctioned and our fundraising process.
Other triathlon wetsuit manufacturers including Orca, 2XU, Speedo and De Soto have also pledged their support. GU Energy, Compress Sport, Bont Cycling shoes and Newton Running have also signed up. It is rumoured that we will have race wheels from Thor Hushovd but it is no rumour that Chrissie Wellington triple Ironman world champion is donating various items of memorabilia.
With World Champions such as Tim Don, Helen Jenkins, Ali and Johnnie Brownlee and Richard Stannard all offering their support, we can guarantee to be able to offer a priceless range of goods to auction in August.
If there are any pro athletes, celebrities or manufacturers reading this and have anything you can donate, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's make this the biggest and best charity auction this year!