At WYN republic, we will grow year-by-year in the ways we support our community, uplift athletes, and push for equality. We will be an ally and advocate for anti-racism and aim to put our actions and our dollars in alignment with these causes.
Please read below for details on our current initiatives.
The Paradigm Sponsorship will fund Black American and Indigenous Australian / Native American triathletes and cyclists in their racing pursuits for the 2021 season. We want to be a small part of developing more diverse faces in triathlon and promoting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) as role models to inspire more young BIPOC in endurance sport. When kids see faces 'like them' in the field doing empowering and inspiring things in sport, they might just believe that there is a place for them too and we can be a small cog in changing the narrative over time.
Ten percent of all sales of the Paradigm collection through Dec 31st will go towards grants to fund races, travel & equipment for select individual athletes. Individual sponsorships will range from $500 up to a maximum of $5,000 depending on expressions of interest and applicants. All paradigm athletes will also be invited to join Team WYN 2021 and receive team issue training/racing apparel.
In January 2021, athletes will be selected, with at least one recipient from the USA and one from Australia. Applications / nominations are not limited to only Black Americans or Indigenous Australians and we will consider applicants from any under represented background.
To apply or to nominate an athlete, please follow these steps
Email firstname.lastname@example.org from July 1 2020 to December 1 2020 (the application/nomination period) with the following information:
*Your full name (& full name of the nominated person if not applying for self) & state/country of residence.
*Background information you'd like to include - this can showcase your (or nominated athlete's) athletic background and/or cultural background.
*How a sponsorship grant could impact your 2021 triathlon or cycling season and your goals for the year.
That's it! Our goal is to give a total of $10,000AUD in grants via this fund to help foster diversity and opportunity in triathlon.
Buy One | Give One, MALO republic
MALO republic, sister brand to WYN republic (also founded & operated by Beth & Luke McKenzie) is built on the mission of 'Making Active Little Ones'. For every piece of active wear sold, we donate one to under served kids in the USA and Australia. As MALO was recently founded in 2019, WYN republic has been a significant financial source to roll out this program from inception. Your support of WYN is also in direct support of the MALO "Making Active Little Ones" mission.
In 2020, we are working with two organisations to deliver to underserved youth - Good Sports, Inc. in the USA and Kit Bag for Kids in Australia. Please visit https://malorepublic.com/pages/buy-one-give-one to learn more.
Hiring, commissioning, modeling
We are committed to becoming more diverse in who we hire, consult with, and work with in our daily actions. We are particularly interested in commissioning diverse artists for upcoming textile designs and working with diverse athlete-models in the San Diego, CA and Sunshine Coast, AU areas. If you think you might be a good fit, please email email@example.com