FOND Group recently teamed up to race the Two Oceans Ultramarathon in South Africa for one of its favorite causes: Grassrootsoccer.org (GRS). FOND assembled a team of 7 runners who raced a grueling 56km (35 mile) course along the stunning coast of Cape Town and raised over $75,000 to support GRS AIDS/HIV prevention programs in the process.
After the race, the group spent 10 days touring South Africa and Zimbabwe, visiting sites and soccer facilities where GRS teaches its Skillz Curriculum to at-risk youth with the goal of stopping the spread and reducing the stigma surrounding HIV. Team members visited GRS headquarters in downtown Cape Town to meet with its staff, interns and volunteers to share ideas and learn more about the recent growth within the organization.
Read more about the Two Oceans trip and how it came about on The Huffington Post.