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.
The CAF mission is to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.
One of the lives made better by CAF’s mission include super kids like Cody McCasland. Cody was born with “sacral agenesis,” which results in missing tibias. His legs were amputated through the knee when he was just 15 months old. CAF has assisted Cody and his family with advanced prosthetics and gait coaching. Since then, Cody has been a force participating in every track and swim event they have time for. You can check out more on Cody in this great video here.
Cody’s story is made possible by CAF striving to use 80 cents or more of every dollar raised to provide opportunities to NOT ONLY SUPPORT athletes with physcal disabilties, but also further enhances the quality of their lives. CAF also has a perfect 4 star Accountability & Transparency ranking on Charity Navigator. So, getting down to brass tax. Angela and I are asking for your help by making a donation to the Team BandY CAF donation page. Any size donation is welcome, and every donation is important.