Over the past 7 years, Team Loco’s name has been synonymous with fun, dedicated athletes, and most importantly giving back. The act of giving back in our minds is simply volunteering, supporting charities with time or money, and supporting fellow athletes and team members. In an effort to renew and grow that focus of giving back for 2016, Team Loco is thrilled to join forces with MORE Than Sport!!!
MORE Than Sport™ was started by Pro Triathlete Chris Lieto after returning from a race in Mexico. It was there that he realized that the grounds we race on belong to a people in need. Instead of ignoring the problem, why not use sport as a vehicle for change? He decided that very moment to find a way to bring hope and restoration to those in need. From that moment forward, MORE Than Sport was born, and exists today to bring together athletes, and use their dedication and talents to change the communities in which we all play and compete each day!
MORE Than Sport™ is a global movement of athletes who believe in competing for MORE than just a win! MORE Than Sport™ is fortunate to partner with charitable organizations with proven track-records of tackling issues head on. As More Than Sport ambassadors, Team Loco will be part of transforming lives around the world through amazing products, service trips, and fundraising opportunities to support 5 core causes that matter most in bettering quality of life: Water, shelter, food, medicine, and education. And Team Loco can’t wait to be a part of More Than Sports’ fundraising efforts to give the gift of clean water to those who need it most!
MORE Than Sport™ combines the teamwork, talent, drive, and dedication of the athletic community to create actionable change! And with our commitment to training hard, racing smart and giving back, Team Loco is More Than Sport!
That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep kids out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick. But access to clean water means education, income and health – especially for women and kids. More Than Sport’s Charity: Water
works with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place where they work, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, or a system for harvesting rainwater. And with every water point, their partners coordinate sanitation and hygiene training, and establish a local Water Committee to help keep water flowing for years to come.
It’s going to be an incredible season of harnessing the power and spirit of the athletic community to create tangible change in the world around us through fundraising for Charity: Water, volunteering, and giving back in the communities where we live, work and play… And having a BLAST doing it!
When Rex isn’t chasing athletes, he’s just “harnessing” the spirit of the athletic community! Our Loco Rex is More Than Sport, are you?!