The Getting2Tri Foundation (G2T), based in Atlanta, Ga, announced it would celebrate its 5th National Paratriathlon Training Camp in June 2012. This announcement followed its recent introduction of a second camp, the Joint Services Paratriathlon Training Camp in March 2012. Mike Lenhart, G2T founder, explains that, “The purpose of an additional camp in 2012 is to specifically create an event for wounded military veterans.”
Lenhart, an Army veteran, added that G2T also recently received grant funding in support of activities for disabled military veterans that would assist in financially securing resources around the Atlanta-metro area for the March event. Lenhart says the foundation hopes to add four paratriathlon camps on an annual basis.
In addition to the four camps, G2T reports that it is launching G2T Consulting Services in 2012 to help broaden its expertise in organizing multi-sport camps for individuals with physical disabilities. The focus will center on the planning and execution phases with the intent of allowing organizations to run their own event after the first year utilizing G2T’s assistance.
Lenhart emphasizes the importance of multi-sport camps, “We’ve found over the past 5 years that when someone with a disability achieves some level of confidence through sports, then they also gain confidence in many other areas of their lives,” Lenhart says.
The foundation reports that its focus in 2012 will target the expansion of paratriathlon clinics, camps, or seminars to strengthen a larger network of partner communities that work to integrate individuals with disabilities into grassroots community activities.
Source: Getting2Tri Foundation