“Whilst most national sports federation are idle during this time of lockdown caused by the novel covid-19, Triathlon Zimbabwe administration is busy thinking outside the box.”

Triathlon Zimbabwe was awarded a Good Governance and Compliancy Award in 2018 and Sports Administration of the Year in 2019 at the Zimbabwe Annual Sports Awards, an award the association also won in 2015/16. The association continues to think outside the box when it comes to issues to do with good governance.

In conjunction with Debi Jeans the association has for the past 8 years successfully hosted the “Pink Day” FUN TRIATHLON AND AQUATHLON Fundraiser event where all funds raised are channelled to Breast Cancer Awareness and Cancer charities. Yesterday Triathlon Zimbabwe announced that Head of Development and Board Member, Pam Fulton, designed BUFFS that can be worn by athletes, family and friends with part of the funds raised going towards the future development of the sport.

Asked by Sports Rifle 724 why they came up with the idea of designing the buff Triathlon Zimbabwe said due to the present Covid-19 situation where we are all required to wear masks we thought that designing lightweight buffs was a great initiative for our athletes and spectators.

Buffs have their heritage in mountain biking and are used by bikers to keep dust out of their mouths and noses. The Triathlon Zimbabwe Buffs are being sold for $6 each with $2 from each sale being channelled to the future development of the sport. They also ran an art competition at the onset of the Lockdown where we invited Triathlon members to design a piece of artwork portraying “What Triathlon Means to Me”.

2 lucky artists, Zander Botha and Marcel Paulser were selected as the winners in the Under 12 and Open Categories and they will have their artwork used by the association for marketing purposes. On top of that they will get free season entries for the 2020-2021 season.

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