To commemorate and celebrate 75 years, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) launched its 75,000 steps in 75 days campaign at Olympic House at 10:30am on Friday 9th April 2021.
The funds from the campaign-the brainchild of TTOC administrative officer, accounts and procurement Stacy Santana will be directed to the TTOC's #10golds24 Athletes Welfare and Preparation Fund. Ms. Santana added that, “this campaign was also created as an initiative to encourage people whether young or old to become or stay active and live a healthy lifestyle through exercise”.
The event, organized through By Athletes For Athletes (BAFA) Sports organization, is scheduled to run until Olympic Day which is held on June 23 each year.
Participants interested in registering for the 75,000 steps in 75 days can pay a total of $75 which must be paid online through the BAFA Sports website, www.bafasports.com. Participants can either run, walk, cycle or even swim. The selected activity will then be tracked through any app that can track the distance once registered for eg. strava, samsung and apple health as well as fitbit etc.
" It is not just about the 75 years. In the context of Covid-19, every step we take closer to theTokyo2020 Summer Olympic Games represents a triumph over adversity and perseverance," said TTOC president Brian Lewis.