On Sunday, April 6, the Dare2Tri Chicago Paratriathlon Club will kick off the 2014 season with an annual fundraiser called Kick Off The Season Play For A Reason. For those in the Chicagoland area, Dave And Busters will once again serve as the place to be between 2p.m. and 5p.m. Donated items will be auctioned off with proceeds going to Dare2Tri. Plenty of food, drinks, and prizes will be available for all who attend. Dare2Tri enables athletes of various ages and abilities to participate in the sport of triathlon. For many, they experience the joys of swimming, biking, and running for the first time through their association with Dare2Tri. For others, they unlock their potential as a result of working with Dare2Tri coaches and volunteers. For several others, they take the step from middle of the pack participants to national and world champions as a result of the support and assistance they receive from Dare2Tri. If you ever get the chance to attend a camp, fundraiser, or race with Dare2Tri, you get the pleasure of meeting some special individuals. Many of these individuals are wounded military veterans who served as members of the United States military often in combat and are now discovering a new way to represent the US while wearing the colors of the stars and stripes when racing as members of Dare2Tri during international competition. Many of these wounded veterans have been given a second chance to realize athletic dreams which did not seem possible prior to the formation of the Dare2Tri organization.
Please take a moment to log on to the following site to learn more about the organization as well as to purchase tickets for this coming Sunday's event. If you are unsure whether you will be able to make it, you can rest assured knowing you can buy tickets at the door. That said, you might as well place your order now to ensure all is set. Again, a wonderful time will be had by all so the more people who can make it, the greater the amount of fun which can be had by all.