EPT Recovery took to the MTB trails of the Stellenbosch Winelands all in the name of youth living with Type 1 diabetes. We find out more.
In October 2021, leaders in the sports recovery arena, EPT Recovery, invited a group of mountain bike enthusiasts to the Stellenbosch Winelands for a weekend of exhilarating mountain biking, a charity auction and luxury spoils.
With a national footprint, EPT Recovery provides a comprehensive sports recovery solution to prominent sporting events throughout the country. EPT Recovery is co-founded and managed by two prominent Stellenbosch-based biokineticists, Francois Retief and Russell Looms.
EPT Recovery took to the MTB trails of the Stellenbosch Winelands all in the name of youth living with Type 1 Diabetes. It’s their belief that through awareness and the generous support of our community, life can be sweet for those living with diabetes.
Proceeds from the fundraising drive have been channelled to the fundraising efforts of the EPT initiative charity drive. The EPT initiative fundraising drive was inspired by EPT co-owner, Russell’s young daughter being newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 7 years in April 2021.
Through EPT’s love for mountain biking, they embarked on an awareness campaign to touch the lives of children living with Type 1 diabetes.
The 2021 EPT Winelands MTB Experience was EPT’s second annual fundraiser of its kind, bringing together a group of like-minded riding aficionados to the prestigious Lanzerac Wine Estate to ride the nearby trails and enjoy all the facilities this diverse Stellenbosch estate has to offer.
An exciting morning in the saddle culminated with a wonderful lunch at Lanzerac’s Manor Kitchen restaurant, where guests were able to enjoy the warm hospitality of this iconic property.
The afternoon was joined by the National Manager from DSA National Office, Margot McCumisky, who witnessed an exciting auction taking place where bidders gave generously towards the lot. The proceeds of which will be directed to DSA Youth with Type 1 diabetes Warriors Projects.
Sport is an incredible medium to bring us together for a good cause.