MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Saturday marked the IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon at Shelby Farms Park, but the IRONMAN Foundation is here for the long haul.
The foundation was formed in 2003 and has returned more than $ 50 million to communities across the country.
The group infused $ 10,000 into the YMCA of Greater Memphis and the donation will be displayed in many different ways.
“We are the warm fuzzies, so I love it,” said Audra Tassone-Indeck, executive director of the IRONMAN Foundation. “Just being able to give back bikes, money, swimming lessons to help all communities really improve experiences in the world of resistance.”
In collaboration with Major Taylor Memphis Cycling Club, children’s bikes and helmets, as well as bike safety training sessions, were taught to children in the Memphis area on Sunday.
The event also featured giveaways and donations to the YMCA.
The YMCA will offer free swim lessons and swim safety education for children attending elementary schools throughout the city with a focus on predominantly black communities.