• Challenged Athletes Foundation to auction Kona slot

    first_img Related The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) will auction a prized slot to the Ford Ironman World Championship, organised and conducted by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), at a gala dinner in New York City on 10 June. The winning bidder (or his/her designee) may compete in either 2009 or 2010.Proceeds from the auction will help fund specialised equipment, training and coaching for physically challenged athletes so they can participate in the sports that many able-bodied individuals take for granted.Interested parties can bid on the coveted slot in one of two ways: In person, by buying a ticket for A Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope (tickets are US$500; discounts available for NY-area triathlon club members; go to www.heroesheartandhope.com to learn more) or by downloading and completing a proxy bid form at www.challengedathletes.org and faxing it to 858.866.0958.Proxy bid forms will be accepted through Noon (Pacific Standard Time) on Tuesday, 9 June. The minimum opening bid for proxy bidders is US$20,000 and, during the live auction, bids will be made in increments of US$1,000 until the bidder’s maximum bid is reached.“As we prepare for our third annual event, we recognise the importance of the event sponsors like Ironman,” said Virginia Tinley, CAF’s Executive Director. “The Ironman slot has always been a significant and extremely popular item in the live auction, and has raised many thousands of dollars to support the important mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation.”www.ironman.com www.challengedathletes.orglast_img

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