The Challenged Athletes Foundation mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, competitive lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love.
They provide grants for prosthetics, equipment, and specialized training to athletes of any age and gender, for any physical challenge, and for any sport, including archery, mountain climbing, soccer, baseball, surfing and cycling! To fund these grants, CAF hosts cycling events, including the San Diego TRI Challenge.
The 25th annual San Diego TRI Challenge will happen on October 21st, 2018! This triathlon, a 1 mile swim, 44 mile bike, and 10 mile run, has a goal of raising over 1 million dollars to support the CAF mission!
I never imagined that I would be a Challenged Athlete, but one day my life was changed. I am grateful that CAF was there to help with my goals, and I entered this TRI to help CAF support other athletes with their goals! In the last year, I have trained hard for this challenging triathlon, riding my bike over 5000 miles, treadmill running for over 100 miles, and spending over 200 hours at the gym and at Physical Therapy.
You can help Challenged Athletes as well! By making a donation towards my fundraising target you will help provide physically challenged individuals the tools necessary to find success in sports - and in life!