Saturday, July 18, 2009

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Thank You To All Tri

by SCOTT ZAGARINO on JULY 13, 2009

All Tri Fitness founder Randall White presented a check to Brian Brode (@triboomer) on behalf of the new organization to Athletes for a Cure for $1875.00 on July 7th.

The premise behind a new “fitness+philanthropy” nonprofit called All-Tri – whose slogan is “Your fitness. Your cause” – which makes any 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States eligible for funding, from literacy, global warming and AIDS, to breast cancer, the arts and women’s shelters.

Launched just one year ago in Dallas, the 22 founding participants celebrated raising $70,000 for 17 causes and toasted the numerous fitness benefits they’ve achieved, from weight loss, strength and toning, to increased energy and morale, to improving serious conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Charities benefiting included Athletes for a Cure, The Alzheimer’s Association, Dallas Wind Symphony, Gilda’s Club, and North Texas Gladney Center for Adoption, to name a few. Each participating athlete had to net $1850 in fundraising to complete the All-Tri fundraising+fitness program.

All Tri was founded in 2008 by a handful of people who met through a health charity training program and saw an opportunity to expand the philanthropy+fitness model.

In its first outing, All Tri inspired and prepared 22 novices and experienced athletes to complete an endurance event while raising more than $70,000 for 17 different charities.Beginning in August, All Tri starts training new and experienced runners for half-marathon or full-marathon distances in the Seattle Marathon on Nov. 29 and five-person-relay teams or half-marathon or full-marathon distances in Dallas’ White Rock Marathon on Dec. 13.


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