For Immediate Release
Zürich Fitness Centers Bridge Their Communities with Youth Groups in Malawi to Improve Lives in Africa
Zürich, 20 July 2012
On August 1st, representatives from CrossFit Zürich GmbH and Hillseeker Fitness GmbH will travel to Malawi to support the Kang’oma Youth Group Tournament of Hope. This sports and education outreach event is supported by the work of 2+ years of fundraising projects sponsored by these Zürich-based organizations, including two ultra endurance 24-hour workout events.
After raising more than 20,000 CHF in December 2011 to support the projects in Malawi, representatives from CrossFit Zürich and Hillseeker Fitness were invited as special guests to the Kang’oma Youth Tournament of Hope. This tournament brings together teen football and netball teams as well as leaders from 8 villages in Malawi for a weekend of sport and best practices workshops. Backed by the efforts of the Face-to-Face AIDS Project, the Kang'oma Village has successfully implemented a Youth Group approach to target topics such as HIV testing, gender rights, small plot farming and education. During the tournament weekend, workshops will be held by the Kang’oma Youth Group to teach the other villages their best practices, with the aim of expanding the approach and its success to surrounding communities.
The representatives from CrossFit Zürich and Hillseeker Fitness, which include two coaches, will give talks to the youth groups, lead tournament warm-ups, present the awards and engage with the children and tournament visitors to provide inspiration and a stronger connection between the communities in Zürich and Malawi.
Corporate sponsors of this project include SKINS, Inov-8 Swiss, Mountain Focus GmbH, FIFA, Turnverein Thalwil Handball, Footline, FineAqua.ch, Planet Yoga, Radio Lora and Swiss Re. All of these organizations have donated funding, publicity or products, or a combination, in support of this project in Malawi.
Photos and videos from the event will be shared on the Hillseeker Fitness Blog.
For more information, please refer to the Press Release from the Face-to-Face AIDS Project.
CrossFit Zürich GmbH is a training center in Zürich, Switzerland specializing in functional fitness, strength and conditioning and CrossFit training.
Hillseeker Fitness GmbH is based in Richterswil, Switzerland and offers online training plans, running coaching and motivational speaking. Hillseeker Fitness also owns the Hillseeker CrossFit strength and conditioning gym.
The Face-to-Face AIDS Project utilizes innovative, holistic projects such as sustainable cooperative gardens, healthcare training, and youth programs to give communities the ability to help themselves in HIV/AIDS and poverty-affected Malawi and Cambodia.
A text version of this Press Release is available as an attachment.
Media Inquiries: Please contact Jeff Grant at +41-79-535-4422 (Switzerland).