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The 2017 Pimp My Tuk Tuk Charity Ride

http://sportsinfo.lk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/VISA-tuk-tuk-Day-1-1024x802.jpghttp://sportsinfo.lk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/VISA-tuk-tuk-Day-1-1024x802.jpghttp://sportsinfo.lk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/VISA-tuk-tuk-Day-1-1024x802.jpgThe 2017 Pimp My Tuk Tuk Charity Ride

The 2017 Pimp My Tuk Tuk Charity Ride begins 15th Friday, 10 a.m. from Colombo and the group will travel across Sri Lanka before returning to Colombo on the 22nd of September.

The PMTT Charity Ride which tours Sri Lanka for the second time, combines tourism with charity; the adventure of a life time which also makes a difference in the world. 54 riders in 27 tuk tuks have committed themselves to 8 days of fun and fulfilling travel across beautiful Sri Lanka.

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The official tour will commence from Colombo and travel across the country from Sigiriya and Mihintale to Trincomalee before travelling down the east coast to Batticaloa and Arugam Bay, heading inwards across Monaragala before returning to the southern coast and proceeding via Unawatuna to Colombo (with a special stop at the Foundation of Goodness MCC Centre of Excellence in Seenigama, Galle).

A village welcome at the Galnewa Water Purification Plant- Left to Right- Candiah Giritharan, Alex Longman, Michael Phelps- Day 2

Along the way, the riders will stop at five destinations to work with the local communities, conducting humanitarian and community development activities including visiting the 3 Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Plants (R. O. Plants) built by the group in 2015, 2016 and 2017 as well as stopping by the Methsewa Special Needs Home on Monaragala and the Foundation of Goodness (FoG) Eravur Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centre in Batticaloa and the FoG MCC Centre of Excellence and Sports Academy in Seenigama.

Mihintale Water Purification Plant opened during the 2015 ride- Day 3

Organized by the Pimp My Tuk Tuk Team, Singapore, in partnership with the Foundation of Goodness in Sri Lanka, funds raised by this endeavor will be donated to selected charitable and developmental projects under the stewardship of the Foundation of Goodness in Sri Lanka, as well as to ‘Food from the Heart’, Singapore.

The 2017 ride follows on from the great success of the 2015 charity ride where 20 tuk tuks and 40 drivers traveled from the North to the South of Sri Lanka, conducting charity projects and falling in love with the country along the way, resulting in their decision to return in 2017 with an even bigger group.

The Foundation of Goodness

The Foundation of Goodness (FoG) was established in 1999 to bridge the gap between the rural and urban populations. Operating principally out of Seenigama, the devastation caused by the 2004 Tsunami was a great challenge to overcome, which was seen as a chance to turn a setback in to a blessing by rebuilding the village even better. Establishing the MCC Centre of Excellence and adding a Sports Complex, Diving and Training Centre and 8 outlying Village Heartbeat Projects in the South, East and North, the Foundation grew to delivers humanitarian services to over 35,000 beneficiaries from over 200 villages annually, free of cost, via its 30 productive empowerment sectors.

When the years of conflict came to an end, the Foundation of Goodness extended its development activities to the post-war North & East of Sri Lanka and have been working in the North since January 2011, with uninterrupted monthly visits to introduce, maintain and expand a variety of sports, livelihood and welfare programs, educational initiatives, and village infrastructure development programmes reaching 35,000 beneficiaries to date, rebuilding their lives speedily.

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