First Ever Virtual Sport-A-Thon and FunRaiser!
ORLANDO, Fla., May 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — KindRED Pride Foundation is proud to announce their first ever “Pride Cup.” The Pride Cup in 2019 will be a Virtual Sport-A-Thon & FunRaiser, an online event where people around the world can participate and be part of the Red Shirt Pride Day Around the World – a global event inspired by the 29-year tradition that started at Walt Disney World® Resorts back in 1991.
How does this work? Participants are asked to either put a team together or sign up as an individual at www.thepridecup.com. Just participate in your favorite sport or fun activity, whether it be walking, running, swimming, biking, bowling, golfing, or even ballroom dancing, bodybuilding, and wrestling, whatever sport you enjoy. Then go out and play wearing RED on the first Saturday of June, which is June 1 this year. Individuals or Teams that raise $250 or more for the KindRED Foundation, while just having fun, receive a free “Pride Cup” t-shirt.
If a 501c3 organization signs up to take part and puts a team in the event, 50% of whatever that team raises goes directly back to their charity.
“What a fun way to get everyone involved in the 29th annual Pride event at Disney the first weekend in June,” said Tom Christ of KindRED Pride, “In 2020, the goal is to expand The Pride Cup even further by having multi-sport competitions at the ESPN Wide World of Sports on Disney property. We are very excited and looking forward to creating this huge LGBT+ sporting event, and this year, with the virtual competition, is a way for us to begin and get people as excited as we are.”
Registration for The Pride Cup is open now, and donations will run through the end of Pride Month (June 30, 2019). Individuals, groups, and 501(c) (3) organizations can sign up at www.thepridecup.com.
KindRED Pride Foundation: The KindRED Pride Foundation was inspired by the desire to expand the magic created by the 29-year tradition of the original “Gay Day at the Magic Kingdom” in Orlando. The event started with just a handful of people who decided they would meet socially on the first Saturday in June in front of the castle. They would all wear RED t-shirts to identify each other since they had only met on a bulletin board and never in person.
The KindRED Pride Foundation’s mission is to honor the kindred spirit, bravery, and courage of the original attendees back in 1991 by bringing the community together to celebrate our differences as well as our “oneness” and to support endeavors by like-minded charities within the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Ally community (LGBTQIA) by producing sporting, music, and other special events. Our only discriminating criteria is whether you are “kind” or “not kind” as we search the world for Be Kind Champions! Color? Shape? Size? Age? Gender? Orientation? Nationality? Ability? None of these matter to us. All that matters; Are you Kind?
This year the KindRED Pride Foundation will also present the “We Are One – An Extravaganza for Diversity & Inclusion” at the House of Blues, Disney on Thursday, May 30, 2019.
For more information about KindRED Pride Foundation, please visit http://www.KindREDpride.org.
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