BENEFITING: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
EVENT: TEAM IMF
EVENT DATE: May 16, 2015
Hello and thank you for visiting my fundraising page.
My story isn't one of heroism or overcoming trials. It is one of friendship and endurance. Five years ago, some ladies signed up for a six week running class. Little did we know that it was the beginning of life long friendships and the birth of an enthusiastic group of unknown athletes who call ourselves the Spar Stars. Our group has remained true to its running roots but has since added swimming and biking to our list of fun outings. As we have grown in size and personalities, so have our race challenges; yet it remains "my race, my pace."
In 2010, we had the opportunity to be involved in a local half marathon, Park to Park established by Aun Jelle L. Burton as a fundraiser. Our group of Spar Stars were there to help. It was rewarding to to see how a community could come together and support individuals through sports. This started my love for races in general and introduced me to the bigger world of athletic cocmoradery .
There have been several top rate athletes that have mingled into our group who have shared their training knowledge and experiences. After doing the Galveston 70.3 last spring with friends, I wanted to give back some how to those who have unknowingly given so much to us. The Ironman Foundation seemed to be a perfect venue for this. On behalf of all my Spar Star friends who train by my side, I want to pay it forward.
All money that is donated to the Ironman Foundation goes 100% back into the race community. I have committed to raising a minimum of $3,000.00 for the foundation. My experience in Galveston was so positive and encouraging with family, friends and participants coming together with one goal, to get over the finish line. Ironman events are for everyone and each race community is a star of its own right. Please help me say thank you to the Woodland, TX community for offering its roads, businesses, and to the volunteers who make the race possible. The donated funds enables the area and its volunteer community to continue to thrive. The IRONMAN Foundation has roughly provided over $18 million in grants and donations to global, national, regional and local nonprofits since its inception in 2003. In 2012, the foundation was able to provide $100,000 to capital improvement projects and nonprofit groups in The Woodlands community.
The IRONMAN Foundation was established in 2003 as a way for IRONMAN to leave a little piece of legacy behind in communities where they hold the IRONMAN events. The mission of the Foundation is: to leave IRONMAN’s legacy through philanthropy, voluntarism, and grant making; by supporting various athletic, community, education, health, human services, and public benefit non-profits organizations around the world.
I will be training hard through out the next several months in hopes of building my endurance for a day of swimming, biking, and running. It is my goal to enjoy the journey and finish strong.