2017 Race for a Reason

Team #GUILTTRIP

Goal: $50,000

I could not be more proud of our team!  Please join us again this year as we strive to make a difference in the lives of challenged athletes! 

In just the two years since we formed TEAM #GUILTTRIP, your generosity has made so much possible!                                                                                                                                                    

Did You Know:  Team #GUILTTRIP has raised $82,780 for CAF?

Did You Know:  Since we formed our team in 2015, the Challenged Athletes Foundation has awarded $174,105 in grants just in the state of Missouri alone?  Way to go!

Did You Know:  In 2017, 2,448 recipients received grants, totaling over $3.7 million dollars?  These grants spanned across 97 sports and for athletes of all ages.  The youngest recipient was 5 years old and the oldest 83!  Access for athletes included 757 Competition Grants, 644 Equipment Grants and 254 Coaching/Training Grants.

Did You Know:  Operation Rebound for Military also received grants?  In 2017, $478,929 was granted for Military support; 307 grantees, 36% new grantees, with a 27% increase in female grantees.

Personal Testimony by Dana Reading:

I can personally assure you that Challenged Athletes Foundation changes lives by carrying out their amazing mission.  I received a hand-cycle in the Spring of 2016.   That gift changed my life!  I cannot put into words the joy, freedom and sense of accomplishment I feel every time I get on my bike.  I was an avid runner prior to losing my leg at my pelvis.  I honestly thought I would never feel the wind in my face again, nor would I experience the "runner's high" or smell of a new day on an early morning run.  It was only something I could dream about, until the day my bike arrived.  It has given me freedom; no prosthetic, no crutches, just powered by ME!  It makes me feel like myself, prior to losing my leg.  The time I spend riding my bike, I don't even think about my "different abilities", I am actually free and it promotes such a sense of pride and accomplishment inside of me.  It gives me courage to keep going and pushing forward in every aspect of my daily life.  I would like everyone who faces a daily physical challenge to experience the same freedom and sense of accomplishment.  That's one of the many reasons I choose to build TEAM #GUILTTRIP and raise money for the Challenged Athletes Foundation!

 

Thank you so much for your generosity in giving the gift of freedom to so many people!

 

Empowering the Athlete in Us All,

Dana

HAPPY HOUR  & SILENT AUCTION- 9/27/17

FUND RAISER HAPPY HOUR - Please join Duggan Contracting Corp as we raise money for CAF at Roux Royale Bar and Bistro, located at 3331 Rue Royale, St. Charles, MO. 63301, on September 27th from 4:30 PM to 8 PM.  Roux Royale will donate a portion of the proceeds to CAF!  We hope to see you there!

 

 

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