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LANGLEY, B.C. – The 2nd Annual Complete Champion Challenge, which was hosted by the Trinity Western Spartans, in partnership with the Spartan Foundation, raised more than $160K from more than 800 different supporters to help Spartan student-athletes in need.
The Complete Champion Challenge culminated with a six-hour sports marathon on June 12th, as coaches, staff, alumni, Spartan friends and family and our student-athletes participated in raising funds to help financially support Spartan student-athletes in need. As part of the Complete Champion Challenge, the Spartans also partnered with Special Olympics BC with four Special Olympics athletes featured during the six-hour live stream. Part of the proceeds and money raised went to support Special Olympics BC.
During the event, coaches and staff cycled 100 kilometres, ran 30 kilometres or completed a combination of different athletic efforts, while our Spartans student-athletes competed in a variety of sporting activities on campus and around the world throughout the day.
“Seeing our athletes, staff and coaches rise to the challenge of helping each other, as well as the Special Olympics, is always humbling,” said Jeff Gamache, Director of Athletics. “This is what makes TWU special. We once again witnessed that the broader Spartan community is willing to give sacrificially through physical exertion on a bike, or by running or skateboarding or playing sports for a six-hour period with the goal of helping those athletes with financial needs return to TWU.
“It was a great day and it was so enjoyable to have so many of our athletes on site for the event. Next year we look forward to having parents, alums and anyone who wishes to join us in what we hope will be a festival type of atmosphere. I believe this event will become one of the most inspiring days on the Spartan calendar and I’m already excited for our third Complete Champion Challenge next year.”
This year’s event was made possible by several corporate partners. Our GOLD level supporters included Trading Post Eatery, GLC Solutions, Janzen Insurance and Sticks Building Products. Our SILVER level partner was Benchmark and our BRONZE level partners were Country Lumber, Site Lines Architecture and Canex Building Supplies. Our product sponsors were Apollo Sign & Graphics, Sandman Hotels, Applewood Motors Langley, Lululemon and Coca-Cola.
The event was live streamed from Trinity Western University and featured interviews with our athletes, our alumni and our coaches, as well as feature videos and highlights from the 2020-21 season.
About Spartan Athletics
As official members of U SPORTS, the Spartans currently compete in 13 sports in the Canada West conference, including women’s and men’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, hockey, cross country and track & field, as well as women’s rugby sevens. TWU also competes as an independent team in men’s rugby. Since TWU entered U SPORTS in 1999, the Spartans have won 12 U SPORTS team championships and 29 Canada West team championships.
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