Letter: Movie benefits Tri Team
I joined the Roaring Fork Women’s Tri Team in 2013. I joined because I needed something in my life that included group involvement and would help get me out of my comfort zone.
I had lots of worries and tons of fear before joining the team. I was out of shape, never had been on a road bicycle, had not run since my 20s, and knew I could not swim a half-mile if my life depended on it. The team camaraderie kept me coming back each week and the support kept the fear at bay.
I am proud of myself for joining the team and finishing my first triathlon. But my proudest moments are not of me crossing the finish line but of my teammates. Watching everyone train and reach their personal goals was an amazing feeling.
The RFWTT has meant a lot to me. I am now a more health-conscious eater and I work out more than I ever did before. Not only did the team fill a need in my life but it gave me lifelong friends and confidence. The mission of fun, fitness and philanthropy have changed my life. I wish every woman had the opportunity to have at least one year with this wonderful group of women … and perhaps with our new fundraiser they can.
We are showing a limited screening of the movie “TRI” at the Crystal Theater, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. All profits from the event will go to our Team Scholarship Fund, http://www.roaringforktriteam.com, and our sister project in Mfangano Island, Kenya, http://www.organichealthresponse.org.
The fundraiser means that we can help women in our valley find the financial support they need to join our team. In addition, we can help women in a developing country gain the financial support they need to continue their community health navigator program.
Please join us in changing women’s lives, as mine has been changed, by attending our screening of the Movie “TRI”, http://www.TRIMOVIE.Eventbrite.com.
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