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University of Mary Washington club set to host triathlon

The outcry against the abduction of children in Northern Uganda has a strong voice in the form of the University of Mary Washington (UMW) chapter of Invisible Children. Through the efforts of UMW senior Travis Bishop and the staff of Invisible Children, a triathlon has been organized to raise money against the ongoing Ugandan travesty. The event format is a 300-meter swim, 3.7-mile bike race, and will end in a 1.2 mile run around the UMW campus. 

The event is scheduled to take place on main campus on Oct. 9. All proceeds will be donated to the construction of schools and dormitories for the children of Uganda.

Athletes interested in competing in the triathlon should contact Bishop at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A website is currently under construction with the primary goal to

address all information pertaining to the triathlon.

Bishop and his fellow club members are passionate about the perils facing Ugandan children. In an excerpt taken from the online newsletter Scribd, Bishop said, “I am hoping that this event will become an annual event for the university; they have expressed the same interest. It would be amazing for you to be a part of this great cause and help out a society that doesn’t have all the same benefits that we do as Americans.”

Bishop is a native of Fredericksburg and an avid triathlon athlete. Last year he competed in seven triathlons.

In recent years the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has expanded its reign of terror to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR) and southern Sudan. In 2011, more than 650 children were kidnapped from the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced against their will to fight as soldiers in the LRA’s war. The devastation is horrifying as more than 1 million families are forced to live in displacement camps in an effort to escape the nightmare associated with the LRA.

Violence attributed to the LRA has stripped the villages of essential resources such as clean water, economic opportunities, hospitals and educational systems. However, Invisible Children’s Schools for Schools program has made a major difference by rebuilding schools that were once doomed to failure.

The University of Mary Washington sponsors a high school in Northern Uganda called Lacor Secondary School. In the past three years, Mary Washington has helped fund scholarships, supplies, books, meals and housing for students through fundraising efforts. This year the group will be raising money for new wash and bathrooms for the girls dormitory that is almost complete and a new library block with all the necessary furniture and books.

Access http://s4s.invisiblechildren.com/ to learn more about the Schools for Schools campaign. All donations, no matter how small will be accepted.

 

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