More than $183,000 awarded to date supporting female participation initiatives
TAMPA, Fla. (October 26, 2017) – Women For Tri®, a program of The IRONMAN Foundation® launched by IRONMAN and Life Time Fitness in 2015, today announced its next round of Women For Tri triathlon club grants to 11 clubs in the United States and the United States Virgin Islands, bringing the total awarded to more than $183,000.
“Women For Tri is pleased to disburse our fifth round of grants to triathlon clubs in the U.S.,” said Kyrsten Sinema, U.S. Representative, Arizona – 9th Congressional District and president of the Women For Tri Committee of Advisors. “Today we’ve announced grants to 11 TriClubs around the U.S., including a first-time grant to the Virgin Islands Tri Club. We are excited to support these clubs as they recruit new women and help women grow in the sport of triathlon.”
Women For Tri 2017 Triathlon Club Grant Program
The Triathlon Club Grant Program was established to support local triathlon clubs as they develop programming and activities to increase female participation in triathlon. Participating clubs will utilize funds to provide: specific training for women triathletes with a focus on removing barriers to participation; educational programs for women triathletes; and networking and social gatherings with a focus on recruiting and engaging women to participate in triathlon. The newest 2017 grant recipients are:
- DFW Tri Club, Dallas, TX
- Fort Lauderdale Triathletes, Deerfield Beach, FL
- MN Triathlon Team, Minneapolis, MN
- Ridgewood Tri Athlete (RTA), Ridgewood, NJ
- Santa Cruz Triathlon Association, Santa Cruz, CA
- Stellar Triathlon, Jacksonville, FL
- Tough Cookies, Austin, TX
- Virgin Islands Triathlon, St. Croix, USVI
- ViVe Hermanas Triathlon Team, Denver, CO
- Wild Harbor Triathlon Club, North Wildwood, NJ
- Wisconsin Triathlon Team, Madison, WI
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About The IRONMAN Foundation
The IRONMAN Foundation® creates positive, tangible change in IRONMAN 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 IRONMAN Foundation programs to more than 6,300 local, regional, national and global nonprofit initiatives. Through these partnerships, IRONMAN athletes are powerfully linked to the community and together we leave the IRONMAN legacy behind in our race communities long after event day. For more information on IRONMAN Foundation programs, including Team IMF, Community Fund, Your Journey Your Cause, and Women For Tri, visit www.ironmanfoundation.org.
About Women For Tri
Women For Tri®, a program of The IRONMAN Foundation launched by IRONMAN and Life Time Fitness in 2015, works to increase female participation at all levels of triathlon. The program seeks to identify and diminish primary barriers to entry and mobilize triathlon advocates to encourage and engage female athletes across all race distances and representing all athletic abilities. Since inception, over $183,000 in grants have been awarded to triathlon clubs supporting female participation initiatives. Women For Tri embodies the heart and soul of what makes the sport so rewarding: testing your ability, overcoming challenges, and realizing the full depth of your potential in the most widely recognized test of endurance – triathlon. Learn more at www.womenfortri.com and join the Women For Tri online community of 35,000+ female triathletes at www.facebook.com/groups/WomenForTri.
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