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Charlotte triathlon canceled after controversy over Trump name

Posted September 17

Credit: Facebook

— A triathlon scheduled to be held at Trump National Golf Club in Charlotte on Oct. 8 was canceled just weeks before the event.

The event was meant to raise money for children with cancer and life-threatening illnesses.

Originally called "Tri at the Trump," the event was renamed "Tri for Good" before the director decided to cancel it completely. "It is with a heavy heart that we are cancelling," the Facebook post read. "This decision did not come easily, but was the only choice we had in light of events that have occurred over the last week. Thank you again and we hope to see you in 2018."

Organizers said they continue to support event beneficiaries and their causes.


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  • Robert Swiger Sr. Sep 17, 10:08 a.m.
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    Children are going to suffer because of cowards

  • Brandon Herring Wbtw Sep 17, 9:37 a.m.
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    Unfortunatley you have to go to the event's Facebook page and then read the article from the Charlotte observer to get the reasoning for the cancelation. As you pointed out Jeff, this WRAL story doesn't actually explain the cancellation other than alluding to it in the title.

  • Colin Burch III Sep 17, 8:58 a.m.
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    What event of last week?

  • Jeff Freuler Sep 17, 8:57 a.m.
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    Ok so what was the real reason which was never given