This year, Angela and I are taking on an ambitious fundraising challenge to raise $2,000 or more for the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). The 2014 San Diego Triathlon Challenge is the 21st annual race of what has come to be known as the “Best Day in Triathlon.” This event brings celebrities, pro athletes, amateur and challenged athletes together in La Jolla Cove every year to raise awareness and support for athletes with disabilities every where. I love sport and even more love helping people. Bringing the two together is a opportunity both Angela and I are proud to share and embrace.
I want to use this month’s post to help a couple of friends with their fundraising efforts. The first is my friend and former boss Ted Pappas. He has spent the past month running from home to work and back to raise money for the wonderful kids at Stripling Elementary.
I want to be as objective as possible in writing this post. Not easy with a subject as deeply emotional as philanthropy can be. Yet, it is because of the propensity for heightened sentimental fervor about giving, that I must try to remain unbiased. Full disclosure, I was prompted to write this entry in response to our efforts to raise money for Spin for Kids over the past couple of months. Feel free to donate yourself after reading this.