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Monday, January 14, 2013

Extreme Ice skating for Traveling Light

It's winter in Europe and many people are sharpening their ice skates. Next week will be the 25th time that AEW (Alternative Elfsteden-tour Weissensee) organizes their skating events on the WeissenSee in Austria.

Many marathon ice skaters from Holland will challenge the cold, snow and ice and enter the 200 km (!) (which is about 125 miles) long race. Our friend Krijn Donk will enter this extreme race on the WeissenSee and we think that he is very brave!

Krijn wants to use his skating skills and endurance to fund raise for Traveling Light. We are of course super happy with this idea :) It is possible to sponsor Krijn in different ways:
  • pledge a certain amount for finishing the race
  • pledge a certain amount per kilometer accomplished
  • pledge a certain amount no matter what his result will be
Krijn at the WeissenSee in 2012
You can follow the race at the AEW website and they will have a webcam operating next week. As a sponsored non-profit we will be listed on their website. Of course all proceeds will go to one of our projects. We would love for many people to encourage Krijn and sponsor him and thus helping Traveling Light. You can start by spreading the word about this extreme winter event. Copy the above logo and mention the link to this news item on your weblog, Facebook page or in an email to friends and family.

You can send in your pledges by:
Telephone: 078-6411882 (Board member Cora Donk)
E-mail (janandmarja@gmail.com)

You can donate your pledge right now, or after the race on January 25th 2013. The bank account number is 1185 82 275 St. Traveling Light
IBAN: NL91RABO0118582275
Make sure to mention Ice Skating Event

So, what do you think. Will he finish the race or not????

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