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Adventure Race for Africa this Saturday

PROVO, Utah County (ABC 4 Utah) - The race is a charity event styled after triathlons. But this race is meant to be fun, not grueling.
PROVO, Utah County (ABC 4 Utah) - This Saturday at 7:30 in the morning the Adventure Race for Africa begins at the Utah Lake State Park in Provo.

The race is a charity event styled after triathlons. But this race is meant to be fun, not grueling.

"It's really for anyone. Any fitness level," said Kindee Dixon, President of the World of Difference Foundation. "It's just a chance to get together, do something active and raise money for a good cause."

That good cause is the World of Difference Foundation. The foundation builds schools in the slums of Africa giving hope to children who otherwise would have little reason for hope.

So far the foundation has built 10 schools with a combination of volunteer labor and cash donations for construction materials. This summer, volunteers are building new wings onto one of those schools on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.

The foundation not only builds the schools, but also supplies them with tools for learning.

Dixon said the change they've seen is striking. "They all have uniforms. They're all in these classrooms that we've built. Their smiles are bigger. When you ask them what they want to be when they grow up, they want to be teachers and doctors and pilots and they have a hope for the future. It's amazing what four walls can do."

Even if you can't volunteer for one of the foundation's expeditions to Africa, you can still help.  

There's more information on the World of Difference Foundation, click here.

And click here for details on the Adventure Race for Africa.


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