The Ironman Foundation Gives Back to the Greater Muncie Community

Just across the border and one of the original 70.3 distance races in the midwest.

The IRONMAN Foundation® will facilitate and distribute over $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, July 9, 2016. The IRONMAN Foundation Community Fund provides community and volunteer grant opportunities to non-profit organizations where U.S. IRONMAN events are held.  In 2016, The IRONMAN Foundation will distribute more than $1.6 million in grant funding to support the needs of IRONMAN race communities across North America.

Volunteerism Grants

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 $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 $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 prehospital 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 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2016 at the IRONMAN Village at the Prairie Creek Reservoir.

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

About IRONMAN

A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3®Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, six of nine International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the UCI Velothon Majors Series, mountain bike races, premier marathons and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than 680,000 participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings.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. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 260 events across 42 countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.

 

About The IRONMAN Foundation

Since its inception in 2003, The IRONMAN Foundation® has made philanthropic contributions totaling more than $46 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-profit organizations around the world. The IRONMAN Foundation is a U.S. registered 501(c)(3).  For more information contact [email protected].

About the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

In 2005, Firehouse Subs created the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders, public safety and military non-profit organizations. Since inception Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has awarded 1,467 grants valued at more than $20 million in 46 states plus Puerto Rico and Canada. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is dedicated to improving the life-saving capabilities of first responders and public safety organizations in communities served by Firehouse Subs.



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