Ironman Foundation Charitable Giveback in 2019
In celebration of the 2019 Vega IRONMAN® World Championship, the IRONMAN Foundation will distribute more than $120,000 in charitable giveback to nonprofit initiatives and groups in the Kailua-Kona community, in conjunction with the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship. This year’s grant funding brings the total giveback awarded in the region to over $1.8 million across 1,325 Kailua-Kona nonprofit organizations.
The IRONMAN Foundation, in partnership with Hālau Ka’eaikahelelani, a school of Hawaiian culture, will continue its mission of creating tangible impact in race communities with a special service project. On Monday, Oct. 7, IRONMAN athletes, ambassadors, partners and staff will spend the morning restoring indigenous spaces on the property of Hālau Ka’eaikahelelani. In addition, Hālau Ka’eaikahelelani will receive a $2,500 grant to sponsor ongoing programs to connect to the land, the people, the place, and the community.
The IRONMAN Foundation will also present a special grant of $1,406 to P.A.T.H. Hawai`i at the 33rd Annual P.A.T.H. 5K and 10K runs taking place on Saturday, Oct. 5. P.A.T.H. works with Hawai`i state, county and local leaders and community members to safely connect people and places on Hawaiian islands with bikeways, sidewalks and pathways.
IRONAID™ is a new program of the IRONMAN Foundation engaging athletes from the medical community to raise funding and awareness for health-related causes. IRONAID was inspired by longtime IRONMAN Foundation supporter and Mālama Club Athlete, Dr. Timothy Deer, who will be racing in the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship. Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation will receive a $10,000 IRONAID grant in conjunction with the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship to assist in furthering its work to provide essential equipment and training to the Hawai`i Island Fire Department who serves the Hawai`i community, and more than 1.5 million visitors per year from around the world.
“We are truly honored to partner with these organizations to provide funding or support for their initiatives,” said Sarah Hartmann, Executive Director for the IRONMAN Foundation. “Together, as `Ohana, we’re leaving a positive and lasting impact here on the Island of Hawai`i.”
Bike for a Kid in Partnership with FLO Cycling
In partnership with FLO Cycling, the IRONMAN Foundation will host a “Bike for a Kid” pop-up service project in the IRONMAN Village on Tuesday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 11. IRONMAN World Championship athletes, along with their families and friends, are invited to visit the IRONMAN Foundation booth to assemble bikes for local kids in need. A total of 100 bikes will be built and distributed to local organizations including Family Support Hawai’i, Kahakai Elementary, Punana Leo O Kona, and The Salvation Army.
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