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LANGLEY, B.C. – The 5th Annual Complete Champion Challenge presented by Five & Two Network once again saw Spartan student-athletes, staff and alums push their limits in a variety of epic activities – all in an effort, in partnership with the Spartan Foundation, to raise funds for Spartan student-athlete need-based scholarships. 

With the window to donate still open, this year’s event has so far raised over $111K for need-based scholarships. Thank you to our sponsors GLC Solutions, Janzen Insurance Trading Post Brewing and Do Philanthropy Inc.

Click here to donate and to learn more. 

The CCC, which was held on May 25, showed off the Spartans ability to extend themselves well beyond their particular sports. The day was highlighted by several epic efforts, with a few of the highlights below. 

Constance Nankivell – Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field | 160-kilometre bike ride
Thomas Powell – Men’s Soccer | 10-kilometre run, 1000 juggles with a soccer ball and 100 chin ups
Jonathan Toews – Men’s Track & Field | 144-kilometre bike ride 
Chayce Kullman – Women’s Hockey | Nine-kilometre hike up Mount Yamnuska
Tayler Roxburgh – Men’s Volleyball | 21.5-kilometre trail run 
Josh Woolgar – Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field | 70.3 Ironman (2km swim, 90km bike, 21km run)
Payton Lightfoot – Women’s Volleyball | 77-kilometre bike ride 
Women’s and Men’s Rugby Teams | 19km wheelbarrow race 
Kyra McDonald –Women’s Hockey | 21-kilometre rollerblade
Reilley Kellner – Women’s Hockey | Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run)
Donat Matthys – Five-kilometre hike up Mr. Pilatus 
Jeff Gamache and Alums – Director of Athletics – Hike (2km), cycle (60km), kayak (5km)

A number of Spartan supporters will be participating in this Sunday’s Valley GranFondo in a continued effort to raise funds for need-based scholarships. 

Spartan Athletics is committed to providing every student-athlete who attends Trinity Western University with the support they need to reach their full potential academically, athletically, personally, as a leader, and spiritually, through the CCC (Complete Champion Challenge). Help us, in partnership with the Spartan Foundation, turn potential into excellence.

Many Spartan student-athletes face financial barriers that limit their opportunities for growth both on and off the field. The Spartan Athletics department needs $325,000 to fund need-based scholarships to ensure no athlete is left behind.

Over the previous four years of the Complete Champion Challenge, which has become an annual all-hands-on-deck summertime event, has raised $544K for need-based scholarships.

About Spartan Athletics
As official members of U SPORTS, the Spartans currently compete in 13 sports in the Canada West conference, including women’s and men’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, hockey, cross country and track & field, as well as women’s rugby sevens. TWU also competes as an independent team in men’s rugby and women’s and men’s disc golf. Since TWU entered U SPORTS in 1999, the Spartans have won 14 U SPORTS team championships and 34 Canada West team championships.

About Spartan Foundation
The Spartan Foundation is a Canadian non-profit organization created by a group of individuals with a strong connection to Trinity Western University and Spartan Athletics. Their mission is to “invest in student-athletes today, which will help develop Complete Champions and leaders for tomorrow; all with the purpose to further God’s Kingdom.” The foundation’s goals include providing annual funding for the Spartan Athletics program, supporting scholarships, enhancing the Complete Champion ApproachTM, assisting financially stressed athletes, and promoting cross-cultural mission trips and community service initiatives.

About Trinity Western University
Recognized for quality, TWU has received seven consecutive A+ rankings for Quality of Teaching and Learning, holds three Canada Research Chairs, and wins national championships in CIS sports. More importantly, lives are changed at TWU through its whole-person, Christ-centred approach to education. With a wide array of undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree-completion programs, TWU equips leaders of character and competence to make a positive impact in the lives of others.  


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