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IRONMAN Foundation Awards Second Round of IRONAID COVID-19 Support Fund Grants

June 18, 2020

80 organizations in total awarded over $200,000 in IRONAID grants to support COVID-19 response programs since launch

TAMPA, Fla. (June 18, 2020) – The IRONMAN Foundation® has announced its second distribution of IRONAID™ COVID-19 Support Fund grants to be awarded to 40 charitable organizations and COVID-19 response programs. Since its launch, the IRONAID COVID-19 Support Fund has awarded over $200,000 in funds to organizations around the world. Recognizing that the immediate needs of communities will be different than those that will emerge in the months ahead, the IRONAID COVID-19 Support Fund grants aim to address some of the most pressing issues facing communities in the midst of the pandemic. IRONAID COVID-19 Support Fund applications will continue to be accepted, and additional relief funding will be announced in the coming months.

“Our event communities are facing unprecedented challenges and we’re grateful these nonprofit organizations are offering the opportunity to help provide some relief,” said Sarah Hartmann, Executive Director of the IRONMAN Foundation. “Through the generosity of our athletes, partners and donors, we will continue to work together to rapidly address ongoing needs and create tangible impact.”

IRONAID COVID-19 Support Fund grants are available to health-related nonprofit organizations around the world. Supported grantee programs include medical assistance; support of children, youth, and veterans; impoverished and other vulnerable populations; feeding the hungry; general emergency relief; and research into SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.

IRONAID COVID-19 Support Fund Round Two Grantees:

  • ACOMERPR, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
  • American Red Cross of Northeastern New York, Albany, New York, USA
  • Anna Foundation, Somerset West, South Africa
  • Beacon Health Foundation, South Bend, Indiana, USA
  • Bicycle Empowerment Network, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Black Girls RUN! Foundation, Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge, Martinsville, Virginia, USA
  • Cameron’s Cause, Chickamauga, Georgia, USA
  • Cancer Support Community Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Carrera Internacional de la Mujer Iniciativa, Los Gatos, California, USA
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa, California, USA
  • Challenged Athletes Foundation, San Diego, California, USA
  • Committee on the Shelterless, Petaluma, California, USA
  • Construction for Change, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Creighton Community Foundation, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
  • Des Moines Council of St. Vincent de Paul Society, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
  • Dorset County Hospital Charity, Dorchester, England
  • Epilepsy Florida, Miami, Florida, USA
  • Hospice of Kona, Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i, USA
  • IRONMAN 4 the Kidz Charity Trust, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Langton Green, Inc., Annapolis, Maryland, USA
  • Old Persons Community Centre Trust, Rotura, New Zealand
  • Precinct2gether, Inc., Houston, Texas, USA
  • Qhubeka Charity NPC, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Radiant Health Centers, Irvine, California, USA
  • Roots for Kids, St. George, Utah, USA
  • Sewa International, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Southwest Center for Chronic Disease, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  • Team Live Grit, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Team Red White and Blue Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • The Gathering Place, North Bay, Canada
  • Trenton Makes Athletic Center, Trenton, New Jersey, USA
  • S. VETS, Houston, Texas, USA
  • United Sikhs, New York, New York, USA
  • Wamba e Athena Onlus, Milan, Italy
  • Willow House, Bannockburn, Illinois, USA
  • Winchester Rescue Mission, Inc., Winchester, Virginia, USA
  • World Central Kitchen, Washington, D.C., USA
  • YWCA of San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
  • Youghal Community Health Project, Co Cork, Ireland

IRONAID COVID-19 Support Fund Round One Grantees:

  • Adirondack Health, Saranac Lake, New York, USA
  • Affordable Recovery Housing, Blue Island, Illinois, USA
  • Air Force Enlisted Village, Shalimar, Florida, USA
  • Autism Speaks, New York, New York, USA
  • Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA
  • Chattanooga Area Food Bank, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
  • Childhelp, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
  • Comanche County Memorial Hospital Foundation, Lawton, Oklahoma, USA
  • Crossing the Jordan Foundation, Santa Rosa, California, USA
  • End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Feeding San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
  • Fueling the Frontlines in Partnership with Frontline Foods and World Central Kitchen, Tampa, Florida, USA
  • Harris County Protective Services Foundation, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Jevremovic Institute of Behavior and Brain Sciences, Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA
  • Kids Soar, Roanoke, Virginia, USA
  • Lutheran Social Services of Southern California, San Bernardino, California, USA
  • Meals on Wheels Montgomery County, Conroe, Texas, USA
  • Mercy House Living Centers, Sana Ana, California, USA
  • Mercytree International Foundation, Sacramento, California, USA
  • National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease Inc., Washington, D.C., USA
  • New England Center and Home for Veterans, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • North Country Life Flight, Inc., Saranac Lake, New York, USA
  • North Kohala Community Resource Center, Hawi, Hawai`i, USA
  • NorthEast Treatment Centers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
  • Porchlight, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Rahab’s Daughters, Tampa, Florida, USA
  • Rape Crisis Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Ridgeway District Rescue Squad Inc., Ridgeway, Virginia, USA
  • Rock House Kids, Rockford, Illinois, USA
  • Sagle Fire District, Sandpoint, Idaho, USA
  • Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Switchpoint Community Resource Center, St. George, Utah, USA
  • Valcare, Paarl, South Africa
  • West Hawaii Community Health Center, Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i, USA
  • Westcott Community Center, Syracuse, New York, USA
  • Women’s Refugee Care WRC, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  • Workers’ Dignity Project, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • Youth For Tomorrow New Life Center, Inc., Bristow, Virginia, USA

Health related organizations with COVID-19 response programs are encouraged to apply for the third round of grant funding before the July 10 deadline. For additional information on the IRONAID COVID-19 Support Fund and how to donate, as well as Operation IRONAID Nutrition, visit www.ironmanfoundation.org/ironaid.

For more information on the IRONMAN Foundation visit http://www.ironmanfoundation.org. For media related inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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About the IRONMAN Foundation

The IRONMAN Foundation creates positive, tangible change in race communities by engaging athletes and volunteers to participate in programs that demonstrate service through sport and commitment to community. Since 2003, over $50,000,000 has been provided through giveback programs led by the IRONMAN Foundation to more than 9,500 local, regional, national and global nonprofit initiatives. Through these partnerships, IRONMAN and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series participants are powerfully linked to the community and together help leave a positive legacy behind in race communities long after event day. For more information on IRONMAN Foundation programs, including TEAM IMF, Community Fund, Rock This Town®, Your Journey Your Cause, and Women For Tri, visit www.ironmanfoundation.org.

About The IRONMAN Group

The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, ITU World Triathlon Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf® presented by Westpac, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with more than 235 events across 55+ countries. On March 26, 2020, Wanda Sports Group (Nasdaq: WSG) entered into an agreement to sell The IRONMAN Group to Advance; closing is anticipated in mid-2020. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.