Friday, April 24, 2009
Over the past six years, North America Sports, owner of Ford Ironman, has contributed more than $180,000 to the Coeur d’Alene community, which is distributed to a variety of area organizations. Over $15,000 a year goes to volunteer groups that help at various aid stations throughout the bike/run course, as well as to volunteers who help during the Ironman Event.
In addition, North America Sports donates $15, 000 a year in grant funding through the Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene Community Fund to groups that promote healthy activities for local youth. This year the Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene Community Fund provided grants to the following area organizations: Atlas Elementary Cross Country Program ($300); Boy Scouts of America – Camp Easton ($1,000); Coeur d’Alene Area Swim Team ($1,000); Coeur d’Alene Recreation Department ($1,000); Coeur d’Alene High School Baseball ($300); Coeur d’Alene Youth Triathlon ($1,000); Fernan Elementary School Cross Country Program ($300); Hayden Recreation Department ($1,000); Hayden Meadows Elementary School Run Program ($1,000); Holy Family School Fitness Program($710); Mullan Trail Elementary Cross Country Program ($575); Ponderosa Elementary Cross Country Program ($979); Post Falls School District Cross Country Program ($1,000); Ramsey Elementary School Cross Country Program ($958); School District 271 District Meet ($990); Specialized Needs Recreation Camp All Stars ($2,388); and West Ridge Elementary ($500).
“Some of these activities only continue to exist because of the financial assistance from the Ford Ironman Community Fund,” said Susan Weathers, the city’s liaison to Ford Ironman. “Their generosity is truly a benefit to our community.”
Posted by Victoria Bruno at 1:29 PM