Ironman Foundation Gives Back to Louisville Community
The Ironman Foundation has given more than $380,000 in charitable givebacks to the community of Louisville.August 22, 2013
The IRONMAN Foundation Community Fund will give $60,000 in grant funding to initiatives and groups in the greater Louisville community as part of the IRONMAN® Louisville triathlon taking place on Sunday, August 25, 2013. The IRONMAN Foundation’s contribution will provide support to non-profit needs and initiatives within the local community. With the 2013 donations from the IRONMAN Foundation, a total of over $380,000 has been given to support the needs of the community since the first IRONMAN Louisville in 2007.
The IRONMAN Foundation will donate $10,000 to the Oldham County Fiscal court to support youth sport initiatives in the county. The remaining funds will be distributed to other local non-profit initiatives.
The IRONMAN Foundation also provides registered athletes with the platform to fundraise for the Foundation or a non-profit beneficiary of their choice as they train for their IRONMAN event. More than 37 athletes have signed up to participate in The IRONMAN Foundation’s “Your Journey, Your Cause” fundraising program. Through their participation with the Foundation these athletes have been touched by something greater than themselves and are giving back to non-profit organizations to make their race experiences more than just crossing the finish line – they are racing for a cause. Collectively they have raised over $150,000 for their respective causes.
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The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products, World Triathlon Corporation (d/b/a IRONMAN), owner and operator of the IRONMAN® Series, has grown from owner of a single race to a global sensation with nearly 190 events across five unique brands: IRONMAN®, IRONMAN 70.3®, 5150TM Triathlon Series, Iron Girl® and IronKids®. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.
About The IRONMAN Foundation
Since its inception in 2003, The IRONMAN Foundation® has made philanthropic contributions totaling more than $20 million dollars to numerous non-profit beneficiaries worldwide. The mission of The IRONMAN Foundation is: To leave IRONMAN’s legacy through philanthropy, voluntarism and grant making; by supporting various athletic, community, education, health, human services and public benefit non-profit organizations around the world. The IRONMAN Foundation is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3).
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