Why I Tri
Supporting a Meaningful Cause
On August 26, 2018, Team Keystone Foundation will take on the 36th Annual Chicago Triathlon to raise funds for Glenkirk. The Keystone Foundation provides direct funds for innovative programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Keystone Foundation board member and long-time Team Keystone member, Terry O’Hara, shares why this Triathlon is so important to him. “I am a ‘disability advocate’ and very passionate about helping people with disabilities. The Chicago Tri seemed like a fun way to raise funds”, O’Hara shared. He has made many memories through this triathlon, from his first rookie mistake by getting locked out before his swim to all of the hard work planning and training for the big day. So, why does he “Tri”? “It’s an incredible feeling to be part of something bigger than ourselves. I feel so connected to the other triathletes,” he said.
You might be thinking: Why should YOU Tri? You will be supporting and raising awareness for a meaningful cause. For over 40 years Glenkirk has provided a variety of programs and services to individuals, such as assisted living homes, adult learning education, career services, and community connections. Your participation and donations will support our missions and allow our services to maintain a positive impact for years to come.
Swimming, biking, and running aren’t your thing? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! But there are more ways to support our team! Check out our fundraising page to get more information regarding sponsorships, our team, and ways you can donate to support our team.
See you at the finish line!