How to be a triathlete

Today the Rolling Dreamers Club gets bigger. We are welcoming two new dreamers, but especially we are starting a new adventure in order to test our idea of sport.
The new dreamers are Mbaye and Oumar, aged 34 and 19, who are asylum seekers in Florence from Senegal and Guinea. We want to train them to take part in the “Santini Trio Senigallia” triathlon, along with the founders of the Rolling Dreamers Club, Matteo Venzi and Andrea Gelli. The project is about athletic training, and we will soon deal with the three triathlon disciplines: swimming, cycling and running. But it is mostly about inclusion, integration, openness to experience, as well as we consider each human being as the center of a community. This is the Human Factor project.

We believe that sport is a way to achieve integration, creating strong bonds based on trust, loyalty and mutual respect.

Human Factor Project

We are loyal to the club’s mission when we think about sport beyond the physical performance: it’s all about sharing wins and losses, moving beyond limits, being part of a team and changing our daily routine.
With this project we take a step further and, together with Mbaye and Oumar, we want to demonstrate the inclusive power of sport, the ability to overcome every social barrier.
We believe that sport is a way to achieve integration, creating strong bonds based on trust, loyalty and mutual respect.
Mbaye and Oumar are ready to train with us and, at the end of this journey, they will also have a job opportunity at Cecchi Logistica, sponsor of the Club and supporter of the social integration project.
So, when the 22nd of July, date of the event, we will cross the finish line of the Santini Trio Senigallia it will surely be a win. A win for the whole community that supported and encouraged the project, in the Rolling Dreamers style!

Sports have the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sports can create hope, where there was once only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.

— Nelson Mandela