FUN and the Dan Marino Foundation join together to change lives

por | May 17, 2020 | News

«Ride for Smiles” virtual cycling ride to be held on mayo 24 on Zwift. Participants can Ride, Donate and Watch

The Esteban Chaves Foundation and the Dan Marino Foundation are partnering to host an international live cycling event, “Ride for Smiles,” on the ZWIFT cycling platform on Sunday, May 24 at 11 A.M. EST (10 A.M. GMT5). The objective of the virtual ride is to connect riders globally while raising awareness about children’s health and individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities.

During “Ride for Smiles” virtual ride fundraiser, cyclists and enthusiasts of all skill levels are invited to go on Zwift to join ride leader Esteban Chaves of Team Mitchelton SCOTT and cyclists from all over the world. Participants and view

ers are encouraged to donate before, during and after the ride by going to

The Esteban Chaves Foundation and the Dan Marino Foundation are led by two people who have dedicated their lives to sports: Esteban Chaves and Dan Marino. Esteban Chaves is a renowned Colombian professional cyclist, founder of Esteban Chaves Foundation, and focuses his Foundation’s mission on funding t

reatments and surgeries for children with orthopedic problems. Dan Marino is an NFL Football Hall of Famer, and Chairman of the Dan Marino Foundation, and focuses the mission of his Foundation on empowering people with autism and other developmental disabilities, by supporting innovative programs in building independence through research, education, employment and technology.

The goal of “Ride for Smiles” is to bring together two organizations who both share a passion for helping children overcome physical and developmental obstacles. The Esteban Chaves Foundation and the Dan Marino Foundation invite participants to join this adventure, as they work toward the shared goal of providing support for children and teens to live happy, productive, and meaningful lives.
«Esteban and I appreciate the opportunities that competing in sports allows us, and through our Foundations, FUN and DMF, we understand the importance of giving back», said Dan Marino, Chairman of the Dan Marino Foundation. «The donations from Ride For Smiles, will help change the lives of children that need it most».

Esteban Chaves feels a special connection with Dan and his Foundation. «Despite not knowing each other personally, we share two things, the love of sport and the desire to help new generations,” said Esteban Chaves. “This quarantine has shown us that the world is connected, and that social distancing is not an impediment to sharing with our families, friends and people from other cultures. That is what ‘Ride for Smiles’ is all about, having fun and helping to make a difference.”

There are three ways to participate:

· RIDE – Sign up to ride, side by side, with Esteban Chaves and cyclists from all over the world. You must have the Zwift APP and an indoor cycling trainer 👇🏽

· DONATE – Make your contribution virtually 👇🏽

· WATCH – If you want to enjoy watching the race live, connect via live streaming 👇🏽

It’s about sharing, inviting your friends and #RideForSmiles. Join this adventure!