If Kona is on your bucket list, a rare race slot is within reach thanks to the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
CAF is auctioning an entry to the 2015 IRONMAN World Championships at their annual Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope gala in New York on June 11. The proceeds from the winning bid will go to help athletes with physical challenges get the equipment and support they need to stay involved in sports.
If you won’t be attending the CAF Gala, you can download and complete a proxy bid form at www.challengedathletes.org/gotokona. All proxy bids must be completed by 3 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, June 10 and can be scanned and emailed to Julia@challengedathletes.org.
Thousands of challenged athletes have benefited from CAF grants, and several have finished the IRONMAN World Championship, including Sarah Reinertsen, Ricky James and Eric McElvenny.