Ironman Foundation To Distribute 100 Bikes To Local Youth and Provide $100,00 in Grant Funding in Texas

By: Colby Gorniewicz
| Published 04/24/2019

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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The IRONMAN Foundation® announced today that it will distribute more than $100,000 in charitable giveback to non-profit initiatives and groups in the greater Harris County and Montgomery County regions. This donation will be in conjunction with the 2019 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN® North American Championship Texas triathlon taking place on Saturday, April 27. This year’s grant funding brings the total giveback to more than $1,000,000 in the region since the first event in The Woodlands in 2011.

Pop-up service project part of more than $100,000 in charitable giveback at 2019 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas


“It’s a true privilege to support such incredible local organizations and their initiatives,” said Michael Lynn Sills, Community Relations Manager for the IRONMAN Foundation. “Together we are creating a tangible and lasting impact throughout the community.”

The IRONMAN Foundation Community Fund provides community and volunteerism grant opportunities to non-profit organizations where IRONMAN and IRONMAN® 70.3® events are held. In 2019 the IRONMAN Foundation will distribute more than $1.8 million in grant funding to support the needs of IRONMAN race communities. Community grants will be awarded to six organizations within The Woodlands and the surrounding areas. The grantees include:

Angel Reach: The grant will provide counseling sessions, services, and transitional living to transform lives and fill the gap for youth who age out of foster care.

Boy Scouts of America Troop 491: The grant will support scout programs such as camping and outdoor skills, training for scouts and adult leadership, and building leaders with character, integrity, and respect for nature.

Interfaith of The Woodlands: The grant will support their Food Pantry Program and Crisis Assistance Services, providing groceries, basic needs, and financial assistance to local families and seniors, giving them the confidence and security to focus their efforts on restoration and healing.

Meals on Wheels Montgomery County: The grant will foster the independence and dignity of homebound seniors in Montgomery County by providing them with nutritious meals, transportation, and caring connections.

Stronger to Serve: Grant funding will provide youth with valuable leadership training and support through their journey towards a fitness goal, as well as resources to research and plan a family volunteering event aligned with their given passion.

Team CATAPULT: Grant funding will support individuals in the Houston area with physical disabilities via coaching, training, education, and full access to the endurance sports community and competitions.

In addition to the grant funding, the IRONMAN Foundation, in partnership with FLO Cycling, will host a “Bike for a Kid” pop-up service project in the IRONMAN Village from Wednesday, April 24 through Friday, April 26. Athletes who participate in the 2019 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas, along with their families and friends, are invited to visit the IRONMAN Foundation booth to assemble a bike for local kids in need. A total of 100 bikes will be built and distributed to children within the region.

For more information on IRONMAN and the IRONMAN Foundation, please visit www.ironman.com and www.ironmanfoundation.org.

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