Community Partner of the Month Presented by Kaiser Permanente
APR 01, 2014 1:04p ET
The June Community Partner of the Month presented by Kaiser Permanente for FOX Sports San Diego is the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
About the Challenged Athletes Foundation:
The Challenged Athletes Foundation ® (CAF) is a nonprofit organization that helps individuals with physical challenges get involved - and stay involved - in sports. CAF believes that participation in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $55 million has been raised and almost 9,500 funding requests from challenged athletes in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF's outreach efforts reach another 60,000 individuals each year. Whether it's a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF's mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love. To learn more, log on to www.challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more.
ASPEN MEDICAL PRODUCTS SAN DIEGO TRIATHLON CHALLENGE
On Sunday, October 19, the Challenged Athletes Foundation will hold their 21st annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC) at the beautiful La Jolla Cove. SDTC is a unique event perfect for the whole family and includes a "challenge distance" triathlon course (1 mile swim, 44 mile bike and 10 mile run), a 4.5 hour stationary cycling marathon, a 5K fun walk, kids zone and more. This one-of-a-kind event will change your life as you participate side-by-side with Ironman ® champions, world-class challenged athletes, celebrities and other enthusiasts while raising important funds for the Challenged Athletes Foundation ® (CAF). Whether you participate, support or spectate, you won't want to miss this. Money raised will help CAF provide individuals with physical challenges with the tools necessary to find success in sports - and in life.
CAF CYCLING EVENTS
CAF offers three different unique cycling events that allow you to support challenged athletes while cycling some of the most renowned routes in California. Each event offers unforgettable scenery, professional ride support and premier accommodations.
Learn more at http://www.challengedathletes.org/cycle
MAZDA FOUNDATION MILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE
Date: October 11-17
Location: San Francisco - San Diego
BACK TO BACK CENTURY CHALLENGE - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Date: August 16 - 17
Location: Golden Gate - Sonoma County
CAF CYCLING CHALLENGE - OJAI VALLEY
Date: September 12 - 14
Location: Santa Barbara - Ojai Valley, CA