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Forty firefighters went for this inclusive challenge: they challenged themselves and ran the AG Antwerp 10 Miles with 10 kids in a wheelchair! They swapped places to get all the kids across the finish line. Triple Challenge Club participated and assisted with advice and action 🔥!
The story of this challenge starts with Sam De Pagie, firefighter and father of 3 beautiful daughters! His oldest daughter, Nette, has a disability which makes it impossible for her to ever run the Ten Miles herself. But Sam absolutely wants her to experience this sports event.
“Nette has the mental age of a three year old. We can't prepare her properly for this event. We can only guess how she will respond. My wife runs along. She ran the 10 Miles more often than I did. If Nette can't handle the crowds, my wife can take over so I can continue the race with my fellow firefighters."
But Sam isn't alone in this situation. His colleague Tom Timmermans runs along with his niece Sarah. They participated already a few times in the 10 Miles. But this year they take this to the next level and go for this challenge with joined forces: push at least 10 children and youngsters with their fellow firefighters. Isn't this the coolest thing ever?!
Sam's colleagues want to give him a shot in the arm and started a fundraising. For them it's the perfect opportunity to go the extra mile: they raised money for both ⭐️ Triple Challenge (we strive for inclusive sports and make material available) and ⭐️ the Maanwandelaars.be, an organisation that tries to create a better life for people with disabilities by minimizing the influences of their disabilities on daily life.
Push them forward and donate a free contribution. The total amount will be devided in two equal amounts. One for each good cause.
Donations can be made till April 22th 2022
Bank account BE93 6528 4626 5367
please mention statement : 10MILES
Thank you 🙏!
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Respect, good luck and enjoy!
Sport for Inclusion 🌈
Sport for the Planet 🌳
Sport for Good 🕊
Date: April 24th 2022
👏 from Start, Wave 1 - 13u30: Gloriantlaan, Antwerp (Linkeroever)
👏 to Finish: Gloriantlaan, Antwerp (Linkeroever) (Time: 2.15 hours)
👏 along the trail