Triangle Briefs

Registration begins for youth triathlon

From Staff ReportsMay 25, 2007 

— The Swim for Smiles Foundation, a Chapel Hill-based charity that benefits hospitalized children, has opened registration for a youth triathlon for 7- to 17-year-olds.

The triathlon, scheduled for 8 a.m. Sunday, June 3, will be held at the Chapel Hill Country Club. It is the first youth-only triathlon to be certified in North Carolina by USA Triathlon, says Gary Kayye, foundation founder.

The two-year-old foundation that has raised more than $14,000 for local children's hospitals. Swim for Smiles has three events planned this summer - all aimed at raising money for the North Carolina Children's Hospital on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

Information about the triathlon may be found at www.swimforsmiles.org under "Events." That site also includes a link to online registration for the event.

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