‘Athletes for a Cause’ (Deportistas por una Causa) is a project to help less fortunate people in our municipality (Marbella), using sports to promote values such as, commitment, solidarity, etc.
The athletes aim is to swim across from Ceuta to Marbella; an accomplishment, if successful, they would become the first swimmers in completing these more than 100 kilometres which separates these two cities.
The departure is scheduled on Saturday 4th August at 7:30 am from The Puerto Deportivo of Ceuta. It is estimated that the arrival to the beach “El Faro” (Marbella) will be approximately at 17:30 on Sunday 5th August.
Marina Marbella is collaborating with this cause arranging with a boat which will take the whole team over and follow the swimmers during the whole journey.
All the collected profits from the sports trial are completely destined to MPS (Mucopolysaccharidosis and related syndromes Association), being able to contribute in the improvement and quality of the lives of these boys and girls, where Ana Claudia is included. Ana Claudia is a young 15 year old girl which suffers from this disease, categorized as “rare”, Sanfilippo syndrome or Mucopolysaccharidosis III (MPS-III) and our challenge is dedicated to her.
To help Ana Claudia and other children of this association and for more information, go into their official website: www.deportistasporunacausa.com
In the photo below, you can see the 5 swimmers.