Emma Grant of TWENTY20 Pro Cycling Team to ‘Climb Everest’ in Support of No Kid Hungry
The races are cancelled, which in the grand scheme of this global crisis, is entirely insignificant. As a professional athlete for Team Twenty20, I am so focused on specific goals and outcomes, yet during this time, when daily priorities have been rearranged, it dawned on me that irrespective of whether I have a number pinned on, fundamentally my biggest competition is always myself. So, how could I challenge myself to do something truly impactful for others during this crisis?Millions of vulnerable children are losing the school meals they depend on due to nationwide school closures. No Kid Hungry is finding ways to help schools and community groups feed these kids. With so many uncertainties in the world right now, and those who are most vulnerable being even more so, it feels fitting to pour my willingness to work hard and suffer on the bike into this cause that I believe in wholeheartedly.
I am challenging myself to an Everest attempt to raise funds for No Kid Hungry!From dawn until dusk on Tuesday, April 14, I will continually climb and descend Mt. Lemmon with a goal to climb 8848 meters, (29,030 vertical feet) and to raise $7,500 for No Kid Hungry.
I invite you to please join me in this effort by making a donation in any amount through my fundraising page.For many children their school lunch is their main or sometimes only meal of the day, and with schools closed, this has a huge impact on them and their families both emotionally and financially. Let’s see how we can collectively make an important difference.
Thank you so much for joining me in this effort. #ridesolo #rideforthekids #nokidhungry