The Ironman Foundation Community Fund has strengthened the Ironman legacy in Louisville, Kentucky, by giving US$60,000 in grant funding to non-profit groups in the local community. The Ironman Foundation’s contribution, a part of the 2012 Ironman Louisville race, will provide funding to support local needs and initiatives throughout the community.
The Ironman Foundation will give two major grants as part of the 2012 Ironman Louisville event, presented by Norton Sports Health, which takes place on Sunday 26 August. The first will benefit the Louisville Sports Commission to support the funding of sporting events within the community. The second grant will contribute to the Oldham County Fiscal Court to fund its participation initiatives for its mini-triathlon and to support youth-based athletic programs in Oldham County.
In addition to allocating funds back into the Louisville community, The Ironman Foundation also provides athletes with the platform to fundraise for a non-profit beneficiary of their choice as they train for their Ironman race. More than 28 athletes have signed up to participate in The Ironman Foundation’s ‘Your Journey, Your Cause’ program for this coming weekend’s event.
These athletes have been touched by something greater than themselves and are fundraising to make their journey to become an Ironman finisher, a race for a cause. Together, they have collectively fundraised more than US$40,000 for their respective causes.
Since its inception in 2003, The Ironman Foundation has made philanthropic contributions of more than US$11 million to numerous non-profit beneficiaries worldwide. The mission of 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) organisation.