BENEFITING: MYTEAM TRIUMPH INC
EVENT DATE: Sep 21, 2014
myTEAM TRIUMPH is an athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults and veterans with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience endurance events such as triathlons or road races.
We are proud that New Jersey now has it's own Chapter, "Wings of Central Jersey" and on September 20th, we will participate as a relay in Ironman Princeton 70.3 to fundraise and spread the message of myTEAM TRIUMPH. We will be promoting the message of outreach with a table at the Ironman Expo, hoping to spread awareness of how the athletic community and persons with various physical and mental challenges can partner for a great race experience!
myTEAM TRIUMPH was inspired by Dick and Rick Hoyt, a father-son team who have completed 30+ Boston Marathons, six Ironman Triathlons, and countless other endurance events, gaining international prominence doing so. Rick Hoyt was born having cerebral palsy and quadriplegic . Dick pushed his son in his wheelchair in their first road race in 1977 when Rick was 15 years of age. Upon completion Rick told his father “Dad, when I’m running, it feels like I’m not handicapped”. This was all the father had to hear and lead to a lifelong pursuit by the two of endurance eventing, inspiring others worldwide.
It is our great honor to have the Hoyt’s support and to spread their great message of inclusiveness throughout our community! Your donation will support our investment promoting our organization, expanding upon the four chairs we currently have, and allow us to continue to enter races for the joy of the many worthy participants we hope to serve over the years! Our goal is to help them experience the same thrill and sense of accomplishment that we and Rick Hoyt do when we compete in road races and triathlons.
myTEAM TRIUMPH is a registered 501(c) charitable organization, and any donation is tax-deductible.
We thank you for your financial support, and welcome you to join us at an upcoming race! Perhaps you would like to run with us so we all can experience the joy of this great shared experience!