Thursday, February 28, 2008

So Proud!

Below is the press release on MBM's race. He has dedicated so much time to this and really what is more precious than time? February 21, 2008 Sea Isle City adds triathlon to calendar of events Sea Isle City - A new event, a triathlon dubbed Tri For Our Veterans, is taking place in Sea Isle City on Saturday, May 24, 2008. The three-part race will begin at 7:30 A.M. and will consist of a 400-meter ocean swim, a 12.3 mile (4.1 mile loop) bicycle race and a 3.1 mile beach run. The event, which is expected to draw hundreds of athletes from around the region, will serve as a fundraiser for the injured marine Semper Fi Fund and Sea Isle City VFW Post 1963. Additionally, organizers hope that the race will shine a spotlight on the needs of injured veterans and those serving in the United States Military. According to Race Director Matt McCulley, the triathlon will be a positive way to kick off the summer season and celebrate Memorial Day Weekend. "We want to keep the word 'memorial' in Memorial Day," said McCulley. "Our real focus is on our returning soldiers, injured marines and the work Semper Fi Fund has done." Established in 2004, Semper Fi Fund provides financial assistance and quality of life solutions to injured marines, their families and other service members injured in direct support of marine units. The fund also supports Team Semper Fi, which is made up of injured marines and sailors who compete in athletic events that raise funds and awareness for wounded veterans. Team Semper Fi provides wounded team members with coaches, specialized sporting equipment, entry fees and travel expenses. McCulley, who is not a military veteran, was inspired to organize Tri For Our Veterans during a visit to the Jersey shore in 2007. It was then that he decided to combine his love for Sea Isle City, his passion for endurance racing, and his tremendous respect for America's veterans - especially those who have been injured while serving their country. "We have to put our best foot forward and give as much support as we can to our military," said McCulley. "The city of Sea Isle City and VFW Post 1963 have been supporting Tri For Our Veterans since day one, so I knew that Sea Isle was the right place for this event." For information concerning the Semper Fi Fund, visit www.semperfifund.org . Those wishing to compete in the triathlon can register at click here. PHOTO CAPTION: (Photo by Katherine Custer) Funds raised during Tri For Our Veterans, a triathlon slated for May 24 in Sea Isle City, will support two worth while organizations: Marines Semper Fi Fund and Sea Isle VFW Post 1963. Members of Post 1963 will use the money they receive to help restore the fountain at Sea Isle City Veterans Park, pictured.

3 comments:

Meg said...

That's terrific! You have a great guy, hqm! Hope the race goes even better than expected.

suburban prep said...

What a wonderful person you have in your life.

Anonymous said...

That is awesome! My husband is active duty military and we really appreciate the people who realize and regonize all the military does. You have one amazing husband!
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