USA Triathlon announced the launch of its charitable fundraising arm, the USA Triathlon Foundation, which was formally approved as a 501(c)(3) organization to support youth participation in the sport, paratriathlon as a grassroots and Paralympic discipline, and the development of elite athletes through the U.S. National Team pipeline.
The Foundation is designed to improve the general well-being of individuals through programming that supports the multisport lifestyle. Donations and grants will help instill fitness in children in underserved communities across the country, open the doors of participation to aspiring paratriathletes and fuel the Olympic dreams of America's rising stars.
"Establishing the USA Triathlon Foundation is a milestone achievement, helping to ensure the legacy of our sport. And that starts with supporting the needs of some of our fastest-growing constituent groups," said Rob Urbach, USA Triathlon CEO. "The Foundation will provide opportunities to those who otherwise may not have access to such programming, and those who require assistance to achieve their dreams in our sport."
To make a secure, tax-deductible contribution to the USA Triathlon Foundation, please visit usatriathlon.org/foundationdonation.
Visit usatriathlon.org/foundation for more information on the USA Triathlon Foundation.
About USA Triathlon: USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).