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Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu’s Triathlon Team Rides to Children’s Haven

August 6, 2016 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

The Shangri-La triathlon team, led by General Manager René D. Egle, started the week leading to the Cobra Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship with a bike-out to the resort’s beneficiary, Children’s Haven of the Albert Schweitzer Familienwerk Foundation Philippines Inc. in Cordova.


The activity was held on July 30 with 26 triathletes and biking enthusiasts coming from the resort’s various departments. Together, they rode the 13 kilometer stretch heading to the foundation, where they had a hearty breakfast with the children, who in turn shared delightful song performances with them. Also present at the activity was Golden Circle member Brian Putt, who is very proactive in the resort’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.

On the same day, the Shangri-La team unveiled the Charity Boxes to be used in the fundraising initiative for the foundation’s sustainable urban garden. The boxes will be placed in the lobby throughout the race weekend, targeting to gather donations of PHP500,000 for the project.

“Through this, we hope to provide an accessible, inexpensive and sustainable source of healthy vegetables to the children,” said Irene Tan-Meca of the resort’s CSR group. “We also want to instill in them, the value of being stewards of our natural environment.”

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu has been race central of the Cobra Ironman 70.3 series since 2012. This year the resort makes history as the Asia-Pacific leg is the biggest race of the series to date, with close to over 3,000 participating triathletes – 23 of which are resort colleagues.

Egle leads the Shangri-La triathlon team this year, as he joins the relay category with Nizza Usin from Food & Beverage and Michael Flores from Sports & Recreation.

With only a few days left until race day, colleagues are thrilled to have begun their Ironman adventure with a heartwarming and fulfilling activity for their community. To know more about the resort’s CSR activities, guests may get in touch with Irene Tan-Meca at (63 32) 231 0288 or

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