When they’re not busy dominating the race course, these pros offer their time and resources to help others in need. Learn about their causes and how you can help.
The cause: Exceeding Expectations, an organization created by Ironman legend Cherie Gruenfeld in 2000 to help at-risk inner-city kids through the sport of triathlon.
How she helps: In 2004, she convinced fellow members of the L.A. Tri Club to lead kids through weekend brick workouts. She also raised $30,000 to pay for two years of tuition at UC San Diego for Nate, a kid she had worked with while he was in middle school.
How you can help: Visit Eefoundation.org to learn more, get involved and donate.
“I am a huge believer in the importance of sports for teaching kids so many important values and habits, like work ethic, discipline and persistence—and simply for keeping them out of trouble.”