STRIVE AWARDED USA TRIATHLON FOUNDATION AWARD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STRIVE Awarded The Prince George’s County Transforming Neighbor hoOds Initiative Grant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strive 2 Tri Announces Partner Nonprofit Status with the United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA)

The USA Triathlon Foundation today announced 38 grant recipients who will share $100,000 in 2018 grant funding to support underserved youth, athletes with disabilities and Olympic dreamers — the Foundation’s three focus areas. 

The grant awardees, selected through an application process, each reflect the USA Triathlon Foundation’s mission of transforming lives by opening pathways to triathlon for all — particularly those for whom it may not otherwise have been possible. The Foundation’s annual grants ensure that the next generation of aspiring young triathletes and paratriathletes enjoy the same opportunities and experiences as the many donors who made this funding possible.

The 2018 grants bring the USA Triathlon Foundation’s total charitable giveback to nearly $1.9 million since its inception. That number includes not only annual support for grassroots organizations across the country but also ongoing grants that drive impactful USA Triathlon initiatives such as the USA Triathlon High School Program and the NCAA Emerging Sport for Women program. 

“Each recipient of this year’s grant funding embodies the mission of the USA Triathlon Foundation in one or multiple ways,” said John Cassimatis, President of the USA Triathlon Foundation Board of Trustees. “By providing opportunities for athletes of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and goals to experience the sport, these programs are the backbone of an inclusive and sustainable multisport movement in the U.S.”

“The USA Triathlon Foundation is proud to award grant funding to so many impactful organizations thanks to the generous support of donors nationwide,” said David Deschenes, who was named the Foundation’s first-ever Executive Director in March. “Our 2018 recipients will introduce hundreds of young people to multisport and its transformative power throughout the year. Still, there were many more worthy applicants than funds to disburse. With continued support from the multisport community, we look forward to increasing the grant pool in the future.”


The programs support a variety of initiatives, including engaging children in lifelong healthy habits; introducing the sport of paratriathlon to physically challenged individuals; and holding camps and events for youth and aspiring Olympic and Paralympic-hopeful triathletes. The funding will help offset the costs of equipment, uniforms, facility rentals, race entry fees, coaching services and more

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

March 5th, 2018

CONTACT:

Rhett Butler

Direct: 888-352-7774

rhett@strive2tri.org

 

STRIVE Awarded The Prince George’s County

Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative Grant

  Strive 2 Tri award will sustain the 2018 Splash N Dash Camp season

 

(Fort Washington, MD)- STRIVE 2 Tri is the recent award recipient of the Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative Grant from Prince George’s County.

The Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) is an effort by the county to focus on uplifting neighborhoods in the county that face significant economic, health, public safety and educational challenges. Through this initiative, the county will improve the quality of life in those neighborhoods, while identifying ways to improve service delivery throughout the county for all residents.

“STRIVE is thrilled to be a return recipient of the Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative, a grant which empowers youth towards a healthy lifestyle using aquatics based training in underserved communities,” said Tarus Nelson, Executive Director of Strive 2 Tri, Inc.

“It’s been rewarding to see our programs become a model for uplifting neighborhoods within Prince George’s County and the DMV region. We look forward to remaining good stewards through this grant which will allow us to grow our committed team within STRIVE.”

The communities within the Glassmanor/Oxon Hill TNI Area were one of six first selected for inclusion into Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III's


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 10, 2018

CONTACT:

Rhett Butler

Direct: 888-352-7774

rhett@strive2tri.org

 

Strive 2 Tri Announces Partner Nonprofit Status with the

United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA)

Partnership is for the 2018-2019 campaign year at the Community Campaign partnership level

(Fort Washington, MD)- Strive to Tri announces its acceptance as a United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) partner nonprofit for the 2018-2019 campaign year at the Community Campaign partnership level. The Strive 2 Tri partnership with the United Way will be effective from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. 

"We're ecstatic on our new partnership with the United Way which is instrumental for STRIVE being part of the 2018 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC),“ said Tarus Nelson, Executive Director, Strive 2 Tri, Inc. “This allows STRIVE to access an entire region of government employees eager to support local non-profits organizations."

As a partner of the United Way NCA, Strive 2 Tri will be included in hundreds of workplace campaigns in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, which will provide the organization with a cost-effective means of accessing hundreds of thousands of corporate, municipal, state and federal employee donors. Strive will have access to various benefits than non-partners and will may also possibly be able to apply for targeted grants to fund programs in education, health and financial stability. 

The partnership announcement comes on the heels of the most recent grant awarding by in late 2017 by the MGM Grand National Harbor. The MGM Grand National Harbor, which is just under a year old, has been aiding various community-based organizations of Prince George’s County and the Washington Metropolitan region. The entertainment-based organization recognized Strive 2 Tri as an integral part of the County’s emphasis on youth health and wellness and made a contribution towards the 2018 season.

Since 2016, Strive has been the recipient of many grants, among them from: District 8 Obie Patterson, USA Triathlon (multi-year), Prince George’s County Transforming Neighborhood Initiative and 2017 awards: Local Community Impact, USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic.


STRIVE Awarded Community Service Grant From MGM Grand National Harbor  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

December 21, 2017

CONTACT:

Rhett Butler

Direct: 888-352-7774

rhett@strive2tri.org

STRIVE Awarded Community Service Grant From MGM Grand National Harbor  

  "Strive 2 Tri” awarded amazing gift for the 2018 season

 (Fort Washington, MD)- STRIVE 2 Tri is the recent award recipient of a Community Service grant from the MGM Grand National Harbor.

The MGM Grand National Harbor, which is just under a year old, has been aiding various community-based organizations of Prince George’s County and the Washington Metropolitan region. The entertainment-based organization recognized STRIVE as an integral part of the County’s emphasis on youth health and wellness and made a contribution towards the 2018 season.

“STRIVE can’t thank the MGM Grand National Harbor enough for its recent grant awarding,” said Tarus Nelson, Executive Director of Strive 2 Tri. “It is during the season of giving that we see good being done for the community and the MGM Grand has shown its commitment towards facilitating healthy lifestyle choices for the youth of the Washington, DC Metropolitan region.”

Through an array of activity during the Fall and Winter 2017 offseason, STRIVE has been building upon the six years of growth it has achieved for a dynamic 2018. In addition, the Prince George’s County based healthy lifestyle and athletic organization will expand its programming to combat the ills that affect residents living in at risk neighborhoods.

Since 2016, Strive has been the recipient of many grants, among them from: District 8 Obie Patterson, USA Triathlon (multi-year), Prince George’s County Transforming Neighborhood Initiative and 2017 awards: Local Community Impact, USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic.


Strive Looking to Robust 2018 Season Launch Effort Aiding the Youth of the DMV 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

October 23, 2017

CONTACT:

Rhett Butler

Direct: 718-825-1618

rhett@strive2tri.org

 

Strive Looking to Robust 2018 Season Launch Effort Aiding the Youth of the DMV

  "Strive 2 Tri” planning an amazing return for 2018 season

(Fort Washington, MD)- STRIVE is looking forward to announcing its 2018 season with programming additions, new grant awards, endorsements and sponsors for the 2018 season.

Through an array of activity during the Fall and Winter 2017 offseason, STRIVE has been building upon the six years of growth it has achieved for a dynamic 2018. In addition, the Prince George’s County based healthy lifestyle and athletic organization will expand its programming to combat the ills that affect residents living in at risk neighborhoods.

"We are looking forward to expanding upon the success of previous Strive seasons for the most robust year yet,” said Tarus Nelson, Executive Director of STRIVE. "With great continuing partnerships and increased interest across the board, Strive will remain focused on being a beacon of hope for the Prince George’s County and the DMV region at large.”  

Since 2016, Strive has been the recipient of many grants, among them from: District 8 Obie Patterson, USA Triathlon (multi-year), Prince George’s County Transforming Neighborhood Initiative and 2017 awards: Local Community Impact, USA Triathlon Mid-Atlantic.