Gwen Jorgensen became the first American woman to win Olympic gold in the triathlon. Now, she will be donating the bike she used in preparation for Rio and on which she raced to victory at the World Triathlon Leeds in June —the Columbia Threadneedle branded Specialized Amira bike—to the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club charity auction. The Evening2Inspire auction will take place on September 30 Chicago, the home to both Dare2tri and Jorgenson’s second world title.
Dare2tri will continue its mission of serving youth, adults and injured service members who have a physical disability by raising funds to aid in the development of the skills of athletes participating in the paratriathlon. Dare2tri will be representing 40 percent of Team USA at the Paralympic Games beginning September 7, where the paratriathlon will be making its Paralympic debut.
“We are grateful to Gwen and the team at Columbia Threadneedle for their ongoing support and this generous contribution to our gala event,â€ said Keri Serota, executive director of Dare2tri. “The paratriathlon debuts at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janiero on September 10-11, and our gala will be a celebration of all the paratriathletes who have crossed a finish line with the help of Dare2tri.
For more information and to purchase tickets to the event, please visit this site: http://www.dare2tri.org/an-evening2inspire/.