Team Darfur Athletes Initiative

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon for Team Darfur

American archer Joy Fahrenkrog plans to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon on June 1st to raise money for Team Darfur’s partnership with the Darfur Schools Project. Not only that – but Joy will match all donations with money she’s earned as a model for Olympic Team sponsor Ralph Lauren (up to $1,000). Help Joy and the children of Darfur by making a donation today. Include “Joy” in the 2nd address line and all donations will not only be matched, but will go directly to help the children of Darfur!

(Photo of Joy at Ralph Lauren photo shoot credit: Joy Fahrenkrog)

Outdoor Adventure Relay

Canadian Jeremy Frimer is one of the world’s best known climbers. Jeremy’s 12-year alpine career has taken him on 13 expeditions to the world’s greatest ranges. Team Darfur is very excited to announce Jeremy’s efforts to raise awareness about Darfur. Jeremy, in conjunction with STAND, has organized a relay-rally for Sunday April 27th in Vancouver, BC.

The goal is to raise awareness of the crisis in Darfur by linking a non-competitive ski, snowshoe, climb, paddle, and cycle relay—from Whistler Mountain to downtown Vancouver, BC—culminating in a rally at the 2010 Olympic clock. The event hopes to draw attention to the connection between the Olympics (2008 in Beijing, 2010 in Vancouver) and to call on the Canadian government to live up to its commitments and responsibilities to ending the crisis in Darfur. The event will be nine days and will culminate in a huge rally with bands and speakers in Vancouver on April 27th. Learn more at www.skiandbikefordarfur.blogspot.com.

Birthday Party to Support Team Darfur

Nikki Dryden is a Human rights attorney, and two time Olympian. Nikki represented Canada in the 1992 and 1996 summer Games, swimming both freestyle and backstroke swimming events. Nikki is one of our most active athletes and has decided this year to have her birthday party double as a fundraiser for Team Darfur. We are honored by Nikki’s involvement and passion for the issue.

Update: Nikki’s birthday raised over $900 for Team Darfur! Half is going directly to our partnership with the Darfur Schools Project, the rest to our awareness and fundraising work. Thanks, Nikki