ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
Together with our Patron, Phil Liggett – the global voice of cycling – we have combined his love for South Africa and Road Cycling to form a Foundation, to further enable South African Athletes. The Foundations Committee includes South African Women’s National Road and ITT Champion, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Men’s National Road Champion, Ryan Gibbons and former pro cyclist, MC and Commentator, Johnny Koen.
The PHIL LIGGETT FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT SA TALENT is a non-profit, voluntary association committed to fundraising for South African Road Cyclists and Teams – by means of donations, crowdfunding and contributions – aggregated through the use of various solutions created and managed by ProTouch Sports, as well as third party partnerships. These include (but, are not limited to): Individual Athlete and/ or Team campaigns, using our Fund Your Passion Crowdfunding Platform; Rebates earned from the soon-to-be-launched Fund Your Passion Athlete Affinity Card; and, our Events such as the Road Cycling Series Annual Awards Event and Auctions; as well as, the SUPPORT SA TALENT Athlete Rewards Programme.
Through strategic partnerships with individuals, businesses, other non-profit organisations and sponsors, the FOUNDATION aims to support South African Road Cyclists and their Teams, participating in UCI events and, those selected to represent South African at Road Cycling World Championships, Continental Championships and the African Games.
Only athletes [in the Junior and U23/ Elite categories] who are registered with Cycling South Africa and who, are riding for Cycling South Africa-registered Club and/or Continental Teams will be eligible to apply for funding, subject to the terms and conditions of the SUPPORT SA TALENT Athlete Rewards Programme. Athletes contracted to UCI-registered Men’s World Tour, Mens Pro-Continental Teams and Women’s World Tour are not eligible for funding.