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Help Marco achieve his World champ dreams!!

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Personal message

I am raising funds to help give my 14-year-old son Marco Prins from Johannesburg, SA the opportunity to represent South Africa and participate in the UIPM Biathle & Triathle World Championships in October 2019, in St Petersburg, Florida, USA.

This is a huge opportunity for Marco and will be a fitting reward for his unrivalled commitment, passion and hard work over many years, to achieve his sporting goals. It would be a huge pity for him not to be able to go, so I would sincerely appreciate your support.

His airline tickets, accommodation and the competition entry fees need to be paid for by the end of August 2019 - that will thus be the timeframe to achieve this goal.

Funds raised will be used for:

Return airline tickets between RSA to Orlando and travel costs from Orlando to St Petersburg Florida: R 20 000

Hotel accommodation and food: R 10 800

Competition entry fees: R 3300

Admin fees: R1000

Visa fees: R2600

Compulsory Competition Clothing: R 2300

Marco has his heart set on becoming the World Champ in Triathle. In 2018, the World Champs was hosted in Egypt and it was possible for Marco to participate as it was much cheaper to travel. The experience was life changing for him, although he was in his "down" year in terms of the age group (competing as a 13-year-old in the Under 15 race), he came 3rd overall. This year he is in his “up” year and will compete as a 14-year-old in the U15 race. We are positive that he stands a fairly good chance of becoming the U15 Boys’ World Champ (especially since he came 1st at this year's SA Champs) and more importantly he would love to have the opportunity to compete and to possibly make his dream a reality.

Unfortunately, as the competition in being hosted in the USA, we cannot afford to send him without the support of generous people.

Funds are required for: the payment of airline tickets; travel costs between airport and competition venue; competition entry fees and accommodation whilst at the competition which usually has to be for a minimum of 5 days (compulsory staying with the rest of the SA team).

If the amount required is not raised by the due date the funds will still be used for the part-payment of Marco attending the UIPM Biathle and Triathle World Championships 2019.

“Thank you for assisting my dear parents in their effort to raise sufficient funds to help me achieve my dream of becoming the UIPM 2019 Under 15 Boys Triathle Champion” Marco Prins.


  • Aug 01, 2019 - R 510.00
  • "Baie sterkte droom groot wn glo in jouself! " - Elmarie W

  • Jul 31, 2019 - R 210.00
  • "Übung macht den Meister! Alle voorspoed! (2 TIMOTEUS 4:7)" - Anonymous

  • Jul 30, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Sterkte Marco ! Ons hou duimvas vir jou" - Wian en Malan

  • Jul 16, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck" - Kleinhans clan

  • Jul 10, 2019 - USD $ 70.51
  • "Baie geluk Marco, ons Prinsloo's van Brits weet jy sal die hoogste hoogtes bereik met God as jou Stuurman. Mag al jou drome waar word x!x" - Hansie & Charmaine Prinsloo

  • Jul 08, 2019 - R 507.50
  • "Good luck, from your biggest fan! ????" - Anonymous

  • Jul 07, 2019 - R 3 084.60
  • "Ons hou duimvas" - Van der Veer

  • Jul 04, 2019 - R 5 141.00
  • "Live your dream Marco!" - Gunther

  • Jul 03, 2019 - R 1 010.00
  • "All the best" - Du Toit

  • Jul 01, 2019 - R 500.00
  • "Go Marco! We are so proud of you! " - Thomas family

  • Jun 29, 2019 - R 1 028.20
  • "Laat wiel Marco, jy's 'n inspirasie!" - Wilkies!

  • Jun 28, 2019 - R 1 015.00
  • "Go Marco!!! Ons glo in jou. Weet jy kan dit dien. " - Greylings

  • Jun 28, 2019 - USD $ 10.63
  • "I hope this will help." - Anonymous

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Donations to date

R 14 710.04

Fundraising target

R 40 000.00

Marco Prins Triathlete Cause

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I am raising funds to obtain sufficient funds to give Marco the opportunity to attend the UIPM Biathle & Triathle World Championships in October 2019 that will take place in St Petersburg, Florida, USA.   Marco's ultimate committment and passion and hard work to achieve his sporting goals.