Skip to content
ironmanandrew's profile image - click for profile

Andrew Hamilton's Fundraiser:

2015 Ironman Boulder

Andrew's Photo
Andrew's Photo
Andrew's Photo
Andrew's Photo
Andrew Hamilton

THE STORY:

Welcome to my fundraising page! Funds raised go to Ironman Foundation, a 501(c)(3). Funds are then distributed among various organizations (see below for list of 2014 beneficiaries). My goal is to raise $3,000 and donations are tax deductible.

______________________________________________________

One person can make a difference, and everyone should try. - JFK

As a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine, I felt that I should open with a quote from the man who made my experience possible. Because without this idea, would I have ever lived, learned, and served in Ukraine for over two years? Probably not.

My passion for sports probably started when my parents laced up my ice skates for the first time when I was under two years old. This passion has led to hockey, tennis, rowing, yoga, marathons, and, more recently, triathlons. In 2012, I decided to take the leap and sign up for my first full Ironman, IM Lake Tahoe. My whole goal was to finish, and I did, with about an hour left in the 17-hour time limit. Will I ever qualify for Kona? Maybe when I’m 85 and there’s only me and two other guys competing. If triathlon for me was about doing well compared to other people, I would have quit a long time ago. For me, I just want to exercise for as long as I am able. In a way, I think it is more of a childhood dream of playing outside. All. Day. Long.

Having lived in Colorado for the past seven years and having done countless races in the Denver / Boulder area, I feel that it is my turn to say thanks. My favorite ride, and one where I have spent countless hours of toil, is Left Hand Canyon. This ride has prepared me for races, including many years of Ironman 70.3 Boulder, rides, including the Triple Bypass and Iron Horse, and most recently, IMLT. I felt like I should do something since I have spent so much time in the area, but what? Well, here we go. I can combine my passion for exercise and raise money for good causes in the process.

I hope you decide to join my team and donate to Ironman Foundation. Information on the Foundation is below.


Thanks for reading and I hope to see you at the finish line.


Andrew


Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. - Arthur Ashe

 

-----------------------------------------------------------------

Where does the money go?

In 2014, The IRONMAN Foundation Community Fund distributed a total of $111,531 in grant funding to initiatives and groups in the greater Boulder, Colorado community in conjunction with IRONMAN Boulder and the events in the Boulder Triathlon Series.  This breaks down as follows:

 

· The IRONMAN Foundation, in partnership with the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, donated one grant of $11,531 to the City of Boulder Police Department to procure a total of 12 police bicycles so that the department was able to create a fleet that will enable officers to respond to calls for service in areas that are not easily accessible to the standard patrol vehicle.

 

· For the second year, The IRONMAN Foundation partnered with Boulder-based Newton Running company to form “The IRONMAN Foundation – Newton Running Ambassador Triathlon Team”.  Thirty two IRONMAN Boulder athletes committed to fundraising to support a local cause in their race community.  The athletes on the team raised $20,000 which was donated to Environmental Learning for Kids (E.L.K.), a Denver-based nonprofit that develops inspired and responsible leaders through science education and outdoor experiences for underserved, urban youth.

 

·The IRONMAN Foundation provided $80,000 in grant donations to local non-profit groups that have a volunteerism component to their organizations associated with IRONMAN Boulder and the other events in the Boulder Triathlon Series.  These volunteer grants were distributed among the following groups:

Colorado Racing Club

Boulder Aquatic Masters (BAM)

Johnstown Cub Scout Pack 51

Academy Charter School - Varsity Cheer Team

Waldorf School Association of Boulder, INC. (DBA Shining Mountain Waldorf School)

Rocky Mountain Triathlon Club

Loveland High School Volleyball

Mountain Range High School Cross Country

Colorado State University Triathlon Club

The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County

Colorado Junior Crew

Niwot High School Cross Country/Track

Niwot High School Booster Club

Peak to Peak Cheer

Legacy Band Boosters

Live Well Colorado

St Vrain Velo, Blue Sky Velo

Northern Colorado Triathlon Club

Horizon High School Cross Country

University of Colorado-Boulder Club Swim/Dive Team

CU Triathlon Team

Colorado Film Society

Helping Hand

Fairview High School Girl's Swim Team

Peak to Peak XC team

Skyline High School Cross Country Team

Association for India's Development

American Diabetes Association

Blazeman Foundation

Centaurus High School XC team

Boulder High School - Latino Panther Leadership

Boulder High School - Cheer Team

Boulder High school - POMS team

Boulder High School - Softball

Boulder High School - Track Team

Boulder High School - XC Team

Boulder High School - Girls Volleyball

Boulder High School - Business School

Boulder High School - Mtn Bike Team

Boulder High School - Girls Tennis

Boulder High School - Swim Team

Altitude Multisport Club

Waldorf School Association of Boulder, INC. (DBA Shining Mountain Waldorf School)

Rocky Mountain Triathlon Club

Loveland High School Volleyball

Mountain Range High School Cross Country

Colorado State University Triathlon Club

The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County

Colorado Junior Crew

Niwot Cross Country/Track

Peak to Peak Cheer

Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$4,642

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Sharon and Lucy

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Nick McMurtry

    $50

  • Erica

    $50

  • Diz McDizzerton

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Nate Cross

    $50

  • Syam Tadavarthy

    $50

  • Andrea Attel

    $75

  • ECKENDORF

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dan "for the children" Rieple

    $50

  • Sallie Nold

    $50

  • Team Hamilton

    $100

  • Roz Elliott

    $100

  • Gerald Thiaka

    $20

  • Carrie Hayes

    $250

  • April Williamson

    $50

  • The Kukla's

    $100

  • Kristina

    $75

  • Ryan Dreier

    $105

  • Debbie

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Scott Crisler

    $100

  • Scott Delmoro

    $100

  • Sarah Hoge

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Abby Herreman

    $25

  • DCP Matching - Andrea Attel

    $75

  • DCP Matching - Barry Brostoff

    $50

  • DCP Matching - Scott Crisler

    $50

  • DCP Matching - Nate Cross

    $50

  • DCP Matching - Erica Gattis

    $50

  • DCP Matching - Lucy Kasozi

    $50

  • DCP Matching - Sarah Hoge

    $50

  • DCP Matching - Sarah Hoge

    $50

  • DCP Matching - Andrew Hamilton

    $100

  • DCP Matching - Andrew Hamilton

    $100

  • DCP Matching - Daniel Rieple

    $50

  • DCP Matching - Kristina Menze

    $75

  • DCP Matching - Kristina Menze

    $50

  • DCP Matching - Juliett Mensing

    $75

  • DCP Matching - Nicholas Mcmurtry

    $50

  • DCP Matching - Debra Swank

    $50

  • DCP Matching - Erin Thomas

    $50

  • DCP Matching - Tiffany Watts

    $50

  • DCP Matching - April Williamson

    $50

  • Sarah Rasmussen

    $75

  • KeyBank Matching Gift- Carolyn Hayes

    $250

  • Sarah Garcia

    $25

  • Jaimmie Adler

    $25

  • Marcy Hall

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Craig McGrane

    $50

  • Sylvia Jurcic

    $20

  • Kelly Hyatt

    $50

  • Jon Richards

    $25

  • Noelle Iorio

    $25

  • Gabe Ibarra

    $22.70

  • DCP Midstream Matching Gift- Richard Loving

    $100

  • Scott Delmoro- DCP Midstream Matching Gift

    $100

  • Sarah Garcia- DCP Midstream Matching Gift

    $75

  • Kelly Hyatt- DCP Midstream Matching Gift

    $50

  • Craig McGrane- DCP Midstream Matching Gift

    $50

  • Sarah Rasmussen- DCP Midstream Matching Gift

    $75

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

155% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Toolkit


The Team: $7,693 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Hamilton

Amount Raised

$4,642

 

155% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Rydberg

Amount Raised

$3,051

 

102% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Scott Delmoro- DCP Midstream Matching Gift

Scott Delmoro- DCP Midstream Matching Gift

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Sarah Garcia- DCP Midstream Matching Gift

Sarah Garcia- DCP Midstream Matching Gift

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Kelly Hyatt- DCP Midstream Matching Gift

Kelly Hyatt- DCP Midstream Matching Gift

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Craig McGrane- DCP Midstream Matching Gift

Craig McGrane- DCP Midstream Matching Gift

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sarah Rasmussen- DCP Midstream Matching Gift

Sarah Rasmussen- DCP Midstream Matching Gift

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

DCP Midstream Matching Gift- Richard Loving

DCP Midstream Matching Gift- Richard Loving

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Gabe Ibarra

Gabe Ibarra

DONATION: $22.70

Andale, Andres! Ponle las pilas y te esperamos al fin. 2 years ago

Noelle Iorio

Noelle Iorio

DONATION: $25

Go Ham!! You Rock!! 2 years ago

Jon Richards

Jon Richards

DONATION: $25

Good Luck! 2 years ago

Kelly Hyatt

Kelly Hyatt

DONATION: $50

2 years ago