The Challenged Athletes Foundation and supporters from the New York City area will hold a special fundraiser July18 at the Waldorf-Astoria to raise money for--and awareness of--the special needs of physically challenged athletes. A Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope will feature moving presentations, celebrity guests, and more than 25 world-class challenged athletes, many of whom will be competing at the Accenture USAT PC Championship at the Nautica New York City Triathlon later that week, CAF announced.
Attendees will be joining athlete stars such as Sarah Reinertsen, the first female transfemoral amputee to finish Ironman Hawaii on a prosthesis and 2006 ESPY winner as the Best Female Athlete with a Disability; Army Maj. David Rozelle who lost his lower leg in Iraq and was a two-time Ironman finisher as an amputee; Carlos Moleda, four-time Ironman Handcycle Division World Champion, and many more.
Cocktails and the Silent Auction will begin at 7 PM; dinner, program, and Live Auction will be held from 8-10 PM.
"A Celebration of Heroes, Heart and Hope will provide much-needed funding that will enable physically challenged athletes to live their dreams, and participate and compete in the life-affirming sports so many of us take for granted," said CAF. "Money raised at this inspirational evening will be used by the Challenged Athletes Foundation and to provide adaptive equipment, training, and support to deserving physically challenged athletes across the United States--and around the world.
To see an animation and get information about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.challengedathletes.org/heroes_heart_hope/ or call 858.793.0959, x 101.
For more information about the Challenged Athletes Foundation, visit www.challengedathletes.org