BENEFITING: MYTEAM TRIUMPH INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 06, 2013
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 October 6th, we will participate in our inaugural race! We are purchasing special running chairs to allow three brave and excited young participants to enjoy the thrill of competing in and completing this road race!
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.
Your donation will support our investment in the chairs 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.
In addition to your generous support, we attach a link to the race website, and it would be great to see you out on the run course or at the start/finish line! The links to the race website and registration are:
Mane Stream's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with physical, developmental, emotional and medical challenges through a diverse program of equine assisted activities, equine assisted therapy and educational initiatives. Mane Stream is located in Oldwick, New Jersey and myTEAM TRIUMPH is happy to partner with this worthwhile, caring organization and support their race!
Thanks so much for your support of myTEAM TRIUMPH "Wings of Central Jersey"!