BENEFITING: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: THE IRONMAN FOUNDATION
EVENT: TEAM IMF
EVENT DATE: Oct 03, 2015
Dear Friends and Family,
This year I will be competing in the Ironman Maryland. An IRONMAN event is a triathlon consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run, for a total of 140.6 miles. It is typically regarded as one of the most challenging endurance event in the world. Completing this IRONMAN event will require months of preparation and training.
With such a big personal commitment ahead of me I've decided to partner with The IRONMAN Foundation and committed to fundraise at least $3,000 for their Community Fund.
While the race has little environmental impact, one of the purposes of the Ironman Foundation is to leave the host community better off than before the race. The funds are directed to local charities. In the past the Ironman Foundation has supported organizations like The Boys and Girls Club, Angel Reach, Safe Kids Initiative, Environmental Learning for Kids, Youth Services, The Food Pantry, and the Education for Tomorrow Alliance.
All money raised through the TEAM IMF program will benefit The IRONMAN Foundation, and specifically - the Community Fund Program. This program benefits those in the communities where IRONMAN events are held, by providing charitable support to a variety of local non-profit organizations that recognize citizens in need and provide support to the local community.
Within those communities, The IRONMAN Foundation will provide grant funding opportunities to non-profit organizations, while also working with community leaders to identify projects that will benefit the community and provide funding to support those initiatives. The IRONMAN Foundation has provided funding opportunities of nearly twenty nine million dollars to numerous non-profit beneficiaries worldwide.