HOPE61, the human trafficking prevention ministry of One Mission Society, is joining forces with ultra-endurance athlete Rob DeCou for the Uberman ultra-triathalon.
The triathlon will wake place Oct. 8 in Southern California, and HOPE61 and DeCou will aim to raise $50,000 in the fight against human trafficking.
With a course length of 556 miles, Uberman is the most difficult triathlon in the world. A 21-mile swim through the Pacific Ocean leads athletes to Palos Verdes, where they then begin a 400-mile bike ride through Los Angeles and into Badwater Basin, the lowest point in North America. From there, the race closes with a 135-mile run through Death Valley and a 13,000-foot final ascent to the trailhead at Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States.
HOPE61 is based out of Greenwood, Indiana, and trains churches around the world to understand, identify and combat human trafficking. Aiming to reach those most vulnerable to human trafficking, HOPE61 wants to help churches find God-given gifts, talents, abilities, and resources to reduce vulnerability.
Tom Overton, the global director for HOPE61, said he is excited to partner with DeCour.
“He is using his God-given perseverance and athletic gifts and abilities powerfully to raise awareness and much-needed funds to stop trafficking both locally and around the world,” Overton said.
For more information about HOPE61, you can click right here. You can also track DeCou’s progress in the race by clicking right here.
The Student Leadership Network launches its first annual “Step Ahead” 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 15that Riverside Park in New York City and has enlisted Angela Simmons as the Ambassador. This event provides a unique opportunity to reach a diverse audience and most importantly, contribute to a future where students are able to continue their education and fulfill their dream of going to college, and many of these students will be the first in their family to attend college.
The Step Ahead 5K Run/Walk is the onsite culmination of a nationwide social campaign of #StudentLeadershipDay. This day serves to recognize and celebrate the young leaders that benefit from the Student Leadership Network and its overall mission to provide access to educational opportunities that prepare them to lead successful lives. The event will raise awareness and funding for Student Leadership Network and its CollegeBound Initiative, a program that highlights the work of College Counseling Directors who together develop a tight-knit partnership with school administrators and parents to ensure that students succeed.
“I am excited to partner with the Student Leadership Network in their Step Ahead 5k walk not only because I am passionate about fitness & having an overall healthy lifestyle but also because I am passionate about giving back to the youth, especially those in underservedor at-risk communities, inspiring them to tap into who they really are and embracing their individual unique potential,” says Angela Simmons.
Student Leadership Network empowers a diverse pipeline of young people from low-income communities to access educational opportunities that prepare them to lead successful lives.
CollegeBound Initiative (CBI) empowers young women and men to realize their higher education and career potential by placing full-time college guidance experts in high-need public schools. CBI counselors maximize students’ college awareness, access, and financial aid awards.
Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, together with Tony G., co-founder of Lympo, have announced the official launch of Lympo, the nation’s first blockchain fitness app, that rewards users with crypto tokens holding real monetary value that can be exchanged for premium products within its own in-app Lympo Shop. The free application pioneers a revolutionary new concept in wellness and personal technology.
Speaking today from the Lympo Practice Facility for the Dallas Mavericks, the heads of both partnering organizations introduced the newly launched app, as the first of its kind to use blockchain technology combined with fitness gamification to reward users for walking and running towards a healthier way of life. Those who subscribe to an active lifestyle and are ready to Walk. Run. Earn with Lympo, are invited to download the free app and learn more at http://Lympo.com.
With the help of blockchain technology and fitness gamification, users are rewarded with LYMcrypto tokens through the Lympo app for completing simple walking and running challenges. These tokens have monetary value and can be used to purchase sports and fitness products by todays leading brands in the Lympo Shop the first online store to accept fitness token payments. Lympo is developing the option to sync data with various fitness and health tracking apps and wearables to help analyze and evaluate activities while offering personalized health and fitness advice and bespoke services to the user.
Lympo is a seamless tool for motivating people to become healthy and adopt an active lifestyle, says Tony G., co-founder of Lympo. By improving the well-being of people around the world and providing tangible incentives through our unique technology, we aim to unite fitness and wellness communities everywhere. Lympo will utilize the data we track on our phones and wearables to reward users for the lifestyle goals they achieve.We are very excited to debut Lympo in partnership with the Dallas Mavericks, a true custodian in the health and fitness arena.
The Lympo app offers challenges both by Lympo and its partners coaches, wellness brands, various health, sports and fitness industry associations or influencers for example. Users can join these challenges, track their walking or running activities and get rewarded with LYM tokens upon completion. A challenge is completed when the required distance is covered. Users can also see the amount of LYM they have in their in-app wallet, including all transactions and the monetary LYM equivalent in dollars or euros. After saving a certain amount of LYM, the user is able to purchase exclusive sporting goods in the in-app store, providing an incentive to complete additional challenges.
Lympo is all about making positive changes by taking small steps towards a more active lifestyle, says Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Lympo doesnt require you to drastically change your daily habits, but its a great incentive to gain real rewards, like Mavs tickets and gear, for fitness efforts. Lympo offers a great opportunity for partnering businesses by increasing brand awareness through sponsored challenges, while opening a direct channel of communication with niche sports, health and fitness enthusiasts. The Dallas Mavericks are Lympos founding U.S. partner and will engage fans through unique challenges and rewards through the app.
While the compelling benefits of Lympos reward-based platform are self-evident for the user, the application also presents a unique appeal for small, medium and large corporations that are looking to improve customer loyalty. Lympo brand partners are able to attract new and existing customers through the ownership of specific challenges; tailor rewards to encourage specific behavior; access tech-savvy health and fitness enthusiasts within Lympos user base, or interact directly with Lympos clientele by hosting a series of community-based events, using Lympo as a launchpad.
LYM is a crypto (utility) token, a central part of the Lympo ecosystem, used to reward users for their fitness efforts. The LYM token is also a revolutionary means of payment, allowing its users to monetize their fitness efforts and data. LYM is based on the Ethereum blockchain platform, which ensures the security and the technical stability of the token. Within the Lympo environment, LYM acts as any other traditional currency. The price of LYM is determined by market forces and is constantly changing in relation to other crypto and traditional currencies. LYM tokens currently serve as utility tokens on the platform to buy products on the in-app store. A broader range of healthy lifestyle products and services from Lympo partners will become available, such as personal training sessions or gym memberships, diet and exercise plans and the latest workout accessories. User-generated and user-controlled data will be the driver for the apps functionality.
Lympo has been actively forming partnerships with elite athletes, including current World Champion discus thrower, Andrius Gudius, as well as with the top-ranked female tennis player, Caroline Wozniacki, both of whom are Lympo brand ambassadors.
Download the app, select your challenge, and start being rewarded for your fitness goals at http://Lympo.com.
Tonight,Alison Wonderland will launch her summer U.S. headline tour with a sold-out show at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO. A second Denver show has been added on August 4. The run includes concerts at Seattle’s WaMu Theatre (August 10) and Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles (August 17). See below for itinerary. Tickets are available at alisonwonderland.com.
The outing follows Wonderland’s performances at numerous festivals. Run The Trap hailed her set at Belgium’s Tomorrowland as “a work of art, unforgettable.” Dancing Astronaut named her as one of the “artists you can’t miss at Spring Awakening” and ran this Q&A with Wonderland. The Chicago Tribune said, “Alison Wonderland, the only woman appearing on a main stage this year, ushered in the evening with a buoyant set that featured her singles ‘Church’ and ‘Easy.’ Billboard ranked her performance among theTop 5 Dance Highlights at Coachella and noted, “Wonderland came to the table with nothing but a home run on the menu.”
Naming her as one of the “breakout musicians ready to rock your summer,” Elle observed, ‘Wonderland’ punctuates lyrics about self-worth and self-care with soul-thumping beats.” She is touring in support of her sophomore album, AWAKE (Astralwerks), which entered Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart at No. 1 a feat she also accomplished with her self-titled 2015 debut album, Run.
Wonderland brought her writing and producing skills to each of AWAKE’s 14 tracks and was joined in the studio by a red-hot roster of collaborators, including Joel Little (Lorde), Illangelo (The Weeknd), Party Favor (Mad Decent) and long-time friend Lido. Features include Chief Keef on “Dreamy Dragon” and Trippie Redd on “High.”
One of the latest remixes from AWAKE is from Valentino Khan. One of EDM’s biggest names, Khan has collaborated with the likes of Diplo, Skrillex and Steve Aoki and regularly flips the biggest tracks from the world’s biggest stars. His thunderous remix of “Good Enough” pushes up the BPM to fever pitch, combining his impeccable production chops with the ghosts of UK bassline and hardcore. Check out Khan’s up for it, rave-ready remix of “Good Enough” HERE.
EDM Tunes praised London-based duo Billion’s ‘dance ready remix’ of “Easy.” Billion comprising Ed Butler and Robbie Lamond are known for their eclectic blend of garage, house and techno and have earned support from the BBC’s Skream, Annie Mac and Mistajam. Download / stream “Easy” (Billion Remix)HERE.
Kaivon who found his audience with a striking series of singles based on the theme of rebirth has also remixed “Easy.” In a track premiere, YourEDM.com said, “Kaivon keeps the emotional tone while pumping up the energy just a bit, turning the more ballad-like original into a future bass climax. It’s not hard to imagine the pyrotechnics that might accompany this track in a set, or the reaction from the crowd when it’s dropped.” Download / stream “Easy” (Kaivon Remix)HERE.
The World’s first and Premier 100% Foiler Event Launches mid-November 2018
New York – June 13th, 2018 | Organized by the Martinique Tourism Authority (MTA), the Martinique Flying Regatta will take place from November 17 to 24, 2018. It will be the world’s signature international foiling event.
The bay of Fort-de-France is the perfect location to run a race and showcase these hydro-foil sailboats that represent the technological future of competitive sailing. Inducted into the prestigious club of “The Most Beautiful Bays in the World,” the Fort-de-France Bay is particularly well suited for these sailing boats, with is vast and protected 28 square miles (72km2) of maritime space. Wrapped in the island’s low 80s temperatures the bay’s steady, moderate winds and smooth seas will provide these speedsters with perfect conditions..
“We are very proud to hold this groundbreaking race,” commented Karine Mousseau, the Martinique Tourism Commissioner. “The Martinique Flying Regatta will not only showcase the beauty of the island and everything we have to offer, but also our people’s innovative knowhow. The joyous mix of our natural wonders and perfect sailing conditions with the sleek designs of the foil revolution will make the Martinique Flying Regatta the nautical must of the Caribbean and of the World.”
To date, about 40 participants have been registered in this seven series race (or foil types), representing most of today’s hydro-sailing boats. Foil types include the very fun and high-tech Kitefoil and Windfoil—that may soon be seen at the Olympics—the one-man Onefly and the celebrated Moth; the race will also feature bigger crafts like the Flying Phantom, the Easy to Fly and the American favorite, GC32.
The competition will include demonstrations and racing events in the Fort-de-France Bay; residents and guests will enjoy what promises to be a spectacular show. The program will also include races from the bay towards the farther shores of Trois-Ilets, Anse Mitan or Anses d’Arlet.
Saturday, November 17: Individual training and launch day
Sunday, November 18: Individual training and demonstrations
Monday, November 19: Martinique Exploration day for the participants
Tuesday, November 20: Start of official races
Wednesday, November 21: Long-distance race day – Skippers Supper Soirée
Thursday/Friday, November 22- 23: Official races
Saturday, November 24: End of races – prize-giving – special soirée
Major logistical support will be provided to registered competitors including complimentary shipping in containers or and preferential rates for accommodations. Access from the US to Martinique is just a hop skip and a jump; with Norwegian Air from JFK & FLL, American Airlines from MIA.
The Martinique Tourism Authority has also secured support from the Fort-de-France Port Authority and the Sailing Federation of Martinique, representing the island’s clubs which will provide nautical logistics. Registration to Martinique Flying Regatta is handled by Sirius Event.