CAF’s flagship fundraising weekend expands to multi-week virtual challenge

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Starting August 8, Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) will launch an all-new multi-week virtual athletic and fundraising challenge to celebrate and support individuals with physical challenges.

The 2020 CAF Community Challenge presented by Vega will unite the global CAF community of supporters, corporate partners, volunteers and challenged athletes to collectively run, cycle, swim, walk and move one million miles to raise over one million dollars.

“While it’s not possible to stage our flagship community fundraising weekend in San Diego as we have done the past 26 years, it remains crucial for us to bring our community together with an athletic challenge to raise critical funds to help individuals with physical challenges get access to sports,” said Virginia Tinley, CAF Chief Executive Director. “We are committed to making this virtual experience special for the unprecedented times we’re all experiencing.”

CAF is partnering this year with Vega as the title sponsor to this reimagined 10-week challenge event. “Participating in the CAF Challenge not only allows us to fundraise for an important cause, but also motivate people to prioritize their physical and mental health with a support system and community at a time when it’s heavily needed. We can – and have – learned so much about resiliency and strength from the athletes that CAF supports that transcends sports, and gives stories of hope and persistence that we could all use in our current climate,” said Miki Dosen, VP Marketing, Vega.

Open to everyone, the 2020 CAF Community Challenge presented by Vega begins Aug 8. All miles logged on Strava (or other fitness platforms) between Aug 8-Oct 18th can be completed anytime and anywhere by running, walking, rolling, swimming, cycling, fitness classes and much more. Additionally, athletes can join CAF sponsored activities and are encouraged to share progress and photos with the community through #CAFCommunityChallenge. Leaderboards with real-time results will track team and individual results and share highlights of the global challenge.

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