The IRONMAN Foundation will facilitate and distribute over US$27,000 in charitable giveback to non-profit initiatives and groups in the greater Muncie, Indiana, community in conjunction with the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie triathlon taking place on Saturday 9 July 2016.
The IRONMAN Foundation Community Fund provides community and volunteer grant opportunities to non-profit organizations where US IRONMAN events are held. In 2016, The IRONMAN Foundation will distribute more than US$1.6 million in grant funding to support the needs of IRONMAN race communities across North America.
Within IRONMAN’s race communities, The IRONMAN Foundation provides a grant program to support organizations that have a volunteerism component. This year, The IRONMAN Foundation’s Community Fund will provide US$15,000 in volunteer grant donations for the IRONMAN 70.3 Muncie triathlon.
“We are thrilled to continue our support of so many tremendous organizations that selflessly serve the Muncie region,” said Christine Perkins, Community Relations Manager for The IRONMAN Foundation.
Last year, volunteer grant funding was distributed among 28 community groups in the region.
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
The IRONMAN Foundation, in partnership with the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation (FHSPSF), will provide a grant of US$14,475 to Delaware County EMS to purchase a LUCAS 2 CPR Chest Compression System that will help to improve outcomes of sudden cardiac arrest victims and improve operations for medical responders.
“The willingness of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation and the IRONMAN Foundation to invest in our community is a true testament to their commitment to not only our first responders, but also the community as a whole,” said Executive Director of Emergency Management Jason Rodgers.
“With this grant we purchased a CPR device that has already been utilized multiple times and has made our paramedics more effective in pre-hospital care.”
“Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, along with The IRONMAN Foundation, is grateful for the opportunity to give back to those who loyally serve our communities,” said Robin Peters, Executive Director of FHSPSF. “As IRONMAN athletes prove that ‘Anything is Possible’, we feel that the mantra also represents what can be done to support the men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting others.”
The IRONMAN Foundation will recognize this year’s grant recipients at the Athlete Briefing taking place at 13:00 local time on Friday 8 July 2016 at the IRONMAN Village at the Prairie Creek Reservoir.