I believe that sharing health and positivity through physical sports with kids is extremely important. As someone, who always played sports as a child, and as an adolescent. I remember how it helped shape part of my personality. When children have access and means to take up different sports, they gain new opportunities for their future.
It encourages them to continue to push themselves physically, spiritually and mentally. It allows them to see results from doing so. It helps them throughout life, life can be hard at times, and so can sports. This also carries over to their academics, into their friendships/networking and ultimately impacts their future. Sports teach kids to make better decisions for themselves.
If this is important to you and you agree, please support my fundraiser to help 20+ kids from 2 public schools in the South Bronx get access to gear and training with the Trilatino Triathlon Team and participate in the NYC Triathlon. These kids also learn important life skills, proper nutrition and of course, self-discipline. Without the constant support from generous individuals, these kids would not have access to such opportunities.
Even if this does not relate to you, please support me in my training by contributing your tax-deductible donation so I can help this cause. Every dollar counts. When we can help positively influence tomorrow's generation today. Thank you so much for your time, support and your donations.
So back in 2008, is when I began my running adventure. I was never a runner growing up, but I played three sports a year from the early age of 7 all the way through college. In 2008, I decided to train for my first 5k. So I signed up for the GWB American cancer society 5k. I was a bit out of shape, was working two jobs and going to school at the time. It was a goal, I had set and wanted to achieve. I wanted to one day complete the New York City Marathon.
Along the way, I have met so many amazing people, who have helped make me stronger, and have shown me, what it is to empower people to lace up and start running. I will be participating in this year's New York City Triathlon Relay, with Trilatino, and I have also decided to take that project one step further by heading to Cambridge, Maryland and participating in my first Half Ironman, Eagleman IM. Once that is complete I will be headed to Europe and Running the Berlin Marathon.
I invite my friends to be a part of my journey and also contribute in any way possible by empowering other runners of all abilities to take part in such an exciting race. No amount is too little and remembers that every dollar donated is not a handout. Thank you so much for your contribution, Alberto Deleon.