IRONMAN Foundation: Gives back to the greater Madison community

IRONMAN provides $65,000 to the Greater Madison community for the 2012 IRONMAN Wisconsin presented by Trek

Tampa, Fla. – The IRONMAN Foundation Community Fund continues to leave behind the IRONMAN Legacy by providing $65,000 in grant funding to nonprofit groups in the Greater Madison, Wisc. community in support of the 2012 IRONMAN Wisconsin presented by Trek. The IRONMAN Foundation’s contribution will provide support local nonprofit needs and initiatives within the community.

The IRONMAN Foundation will donate $35,000 to the Greater Madison Sports Commission at the 2012 IRONMAN Wisconsin, taking place on Sept. 9. This grant provides financial assistance to at-risk youth, connecting them to sports activities that offer lifelong enjoyment and health benefits. The IRONMAN Foundation will also donate $30,000 in grants to nonprofits groups in the community to support their initiatives.

In addition to allocating funds back into the Greater Madison community, The IRONMAN Foundation provides athletes with the platform to fundraise for a nonprofit beneficiary of their choice as they train for their IRONMAN event. More than 25 athletes have signed up to participate in The IRONMAN Foundation’s “Your Journey, Your Cause” program during the Sept. 9 event. These athletes have been touched by something greater than themselves and are fundraising to make their race experience more than just crossing the finish line – they are racing for a cause. Collectively they have raised over $60,000 for their respective causes.

For more information on IRONMAN and The IRONMAN Foundation, please visit http://www.ironman.com and http://www.ironmanfoundation.org. For media related inquiries, please contact [email protected]

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About IRONMAN

The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products, World Triathlon Corporation (d/b/a IRONMAN), owner and operator of the IRONMAN® Series, has grown from owner of a single race to a global sensation with nearly 190 events across five unique brands: IRONMAN®, IRONMAN 70.3®, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Iron Girl® and IronKids®. For more information, visit http://www.ironman.com.

About The IRONMAN Foundation

Since its inception in 2003, The IRONMAN Foundation has made philanthropic contributions of more than eleven million dollars to numerous non-profit beneficiaries worldwide. The mission of The IRONMAN Foundation is: To leave IRONMAN’s legacy through philanthropy, voluntarism and grant making; by supporting various athletic, community, education, health, human services and public benefit non-profits organizations around the world. The IRONMAN Foundation is a US registered 501(c)(3).

For more information contact [email protected].