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The International Association of Black Athletes (IABT) to host its
Inaugural 2020 NCAA Women’s Varsity Triathlon/Collegiate Club TOUR for Urban Youth.
Baltimore, MD. - The International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT) is a Maryland based humanitarian nonprofit dedicated to developing the athletic talent and the whole child, living in urban communities through the multisport industry. The IABT announces it 2020 Tri-College Tour open to middle school, high school and college-bound students. Students from single-discipline and multisport backgrounds are highly encouraged to take part in this wonderful initiative. The 2020 TRI-College Tour will take place April 5 – 11, 2020. This is Spring Break Week for Maryland Schools.
IABT’s 2020 TRI-College Tour’s purpose is to connect collegiate opportunities for urban youth to D1, D2, and D3 schools across the country, while also promoting the sport of triathlon. Currently there are 30 NCAA Women Varsity Triathlon Programs offered, including one on a Historically Black College & University) HBCU Campus. Additionally, there are over 60 colleges/universities with collegiate clubs programs and opportunities worldwide. The IABT 2020 TRI-College Tour provides urban youth with a new and untapped pathway to their collegiate endeavors with a dual purpose, academic and sports.
IABT’s 2020 TRI-College Tour will allow urban youth to not only learn admission requirements from participating universities/colleges but also allow participants to meet with Head Coaches from USA Triathlon NCAA Programs and current Triathlon Collegiate Athletes; while also taking part in IABT’s 3rd Annual Youth & Junior TRI-Conference and Aquathon Event at the end of the Tour. IABT’s TRI-College Tour include transportation, hotel accommodations, tshirts, Swag Bags, Lunch Daily, plus more. Planned visits this year include Hampton University, King University, Drury University, Duke University, East Tennessee State University, Davis and Elkins College, Guilford College, Belmont Abbey College, Eastern Mennonite University, George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, and Queen University of Charlotte. (Colleges & Universities are subject to change).
Positive Reaction from Across The Country to the IABT’s 2020 TRI-College Tour:
“We are excited about this new opportunity that Dr. Dorsey and the International Association of Black Triathletes, Inc. has developed for urban youth. The tour will serve as an incredible platform for introducing urban youth to opportunities to race at the collegiate level. Dr. Dorsey is a trailblazer for diversity in the multisport community. She has already impacted the lives of hundreds of urban youth through triathlon and we at USA Triathlon look forward to witnessing the impact of this new program.”
Rocky Harris, CEO, USA Triathlon (Colorado)
“It sounds like an amazing idea! It will be great exposure for urban youth, and I'm sure they would love being a part of the experience. Just be sure that parents find it affordable for their child(ren) to participate, especially if many cities are included in the tour. If I was the parent, I would think... oh, what a nice opportunity, but how much does it cost?
...if it's affordable, I would jump right on it as the parent.”
Marshall Dennis Turner – Aspring TRI Mom (Alabama)
“That is a wonderful idea! Definitely a bigger impact. Kalamazoo would be a good location in Michigan.”
Nicole Poullina-Willoughby – RWB TRI Mom (Michigan)
I love the idea, it will definitely give an opportunity for our athletes, future athletes, and parents to see what the collegiate level is all about. There will be nothing better than a college tour!! Great job Coach!!
Marlon Turner – IABT Volunteer Swim Coach (Michigan)
Hola Dr. Dorsey!!! I think that's a great idea. I also think that would be able to open the minds of people who are not able to see beyond the Maryland or Baltimore region.
Joy Farley – IABT Junior Multisport Club TRI Parent (Maryland)
The International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT) is the only International African American and Women Owned Non-profit Humanitarian Charitable organization in the multisport industry, headquartered in Baltimore, MD. IABT Multisport Racing is the only African American and Women Owned Multisport Racing Company in the country. IABT / IABT Multisport Racing organizations joint efforts serve as a pipeline of opportunity for all including adults, but especially black youth and those living in urban communities. IABT / IABT Multisport Racing joint goals remain to educate and to increase participation in the sport as well as provide opportunities to work in the multisport industry. The multisport industry has untapped possibilities for black youth and those living in urban communities. Visit our website at www.theiabt.org or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to partner with us.
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