Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2020-09-16
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Chicago Triathlon names new official charity, training program
News updated posted Jan. 7, 2011
by Ross Forman
2011-01-05

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


The AIDS Foundation of Chicago received a major, worldwide endorsement Friday, as did AFC's endurance training program: Team To End AIDS, known as T2.

T2 has been named the "Official Charitable Training Program" for the annual Chicago Triathlon, the world's largest triathlon event, which is owned and produced by Life Time Fitness. Plus, AFC was named the "Official Charity" of the event, which means that the agency will be the only charity granted a page on the event website, associated with online event registration, and included in event e-newsletters and press releases.

About 8,500 participated in the 2010 Chicago Triathlon. This year's event will be held August 28.

"I am absolutely thrilled about this achievement for T2 and for AFC," said Mike Dilbeck, of Chicago, who is the T2 National Director. "It really is an honor to be selected for this coming off of our first year for T2. This is an honor for T2, for AFC and for the HIV/AIDS community.

"I look at this like an award from our peers—from the triathlon and endurance-sports community—letting us know that they appreciate and respect what we have built and done with T2 this past year."

In just one year, that is.

AFC launched T2 in 2010, training locals for a half marathon, full marathon, or triathlon.

This summer, T2 is expanding its offering of endurance-sports with a bicycling event, the Wrigley Field Road Tour on August 27.

"When we asked the [ Chicago ] Triathlon staff [ why T2 was chosen, ] they said they chose us based on the enthusiasm of our staff and what we can bring to the Chicago Triathlon as a highly-respected and successful training program in the Chicagoland area," Dilbeck said.

AFC and T2 have been signed for a two-year deal with the Chicago Triathlon.

"Our selection of T2 provides us with an opportunity to raise funds and drive awareness for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, while at the same time fulfilling Life Time's mission to grow the sport of triathlon," said Chicago Triathlon race director, Nick Lynch. "We're honored to be among the six [ T2 ] events in 2011 ready to make a difference."

T2 also will train participants for the Steelhead 70.3 Triathlon, August 14, 2011, the Chicago Half Marathon ( Sept. 11 ) , the Bank of America Chicago Marathon ( Oct. 9 ) , and the Honolulu Marathon ( Dec. 11 ) .

Dilbeck said the selection of T2 is huge, absolutely huge, "especially when you consider [ all of the other ] amazing, national endurance training programs around the country that the Chicago Triathlon had to choose from.

"While this is a two-year designation, we are committed that it be a long-term relationship with the Chicago Triathlon, allowing the triathlon and T2 to make an even bigger difference for those living with HIV/AIDS."

T2 was launched in 2010 by AFC to raise money for the fight against HIV/AIDS by training ordinary people to complete extraordinary events: a marathon, half marathon, triathlon or 100-mile bike ride. Register has begun for 2011 events. Go to: www.T2EA.com

"T2 has experienced an amazing inaugural year, trained hundreds of people to complete an endurance event, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for HIV/AIDS, and finished year one with this feather in our cap as the 'Official Charitable Training Program' of the world's largest triathlon," Dilbeck said. "It will be fun and challenging to create an even more successful and amazing year in 2011."

Added incoming AFC president/CEO David Ernesto Munar: "The Chicago Triathlon has given T2 its highest seal of approval for our outstanding training program and charitable work in the community. I could not be more proud. People who train with T2 and complete the Chicago Tri or another endurance event are among our best ambassadors promoting the excellent coaching and our outstanding work fighting HIV/AIDS. With official recognition from the Chicago Triathlon, thousands of other triathlon enthusiasts will learn about us and receive a power endorsement from one of the largest growing events in the sport."

Munar, 41, ran the Chicago Marathon in 2010, but this year will mark his first tri, the Chicago Triathlon, naturally.

"The exposure of this recognition is huge," Munar said. "For anyone considering a training program, the Chicago Triathlon's recognition is an important seal of approval and endorsement of the kind of excellent experience they can expect to receive."

T2 partners with TriMonster to aide in training for triathletes.

"We proved [ last year ] that we are serious about involving new people in triathlons and the worthy cause of fighting HIV/AIDS," Munar said.


facebook twitter google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Sky's season ends with loss to Connecticut 2020-09-16
Out Illinois State coach dives into new position 2020-09-16
Big 10 decides to start football season Oct. 24 2020-09-16
WORLD Argentina pro-trans move, Canada survey, Uganda groups, sports items 2020-09-15
Red Stars lose opening Fall Series match 2020-09-13
Red Stars player making history as part of men's team 2020-09-09
Red Stars to play on CBS and CBS All-Access Sept. 26 2020-09-06
Quigley becomes Sky's all-time leading scorer, team has donated $17K 2020-09-03
Local LGBTQ players deliver message with social-justice T-shirts 2020-09-01
Sky release Blake statement; Bears distance from Urlacher tweet 2020-08-28
Women's pro soccer to resume Sept. 5 2020-08-25
CGHA scholarship fundraiser Sept. 12 2020-08-22
Reds announcer suspended for anti-gay slur 2020-08-20
Bears not planning on fans in stadium this season 2020-08-18
World Rugby's proposed ban on transgender women sparks outcry 2020-08-15
Big 10 postpones fall sports season 2020-08-11
SHOWBIZ Sarah Paulson, The B-52s, NBA player, Issa Rae, Ryan Reynolds 2020-08-10
SPORTS Lindsay Frounfelkner takes over Chicago LGBTQ+ sports league 2020-08-03
Sky end Mystics' undefeated season 2020-08-02
Blackhawks ban Native American headdresses at games 2020-07-30
Chicago Sky players to donate $10 to social justice for every point scored 2020-07-28
HBO to air 'Seeing America with Megan Rapinoe' Aug. 1 2020-07-27
Chicago Sky come back to down Vegas 2020-07-27
Red Stars stopped in championship match 2020-07-27
Red Stars reach championship 2020-07-23
Chicago Marathon cancelled for second time in history 2020-07-13
SPORTS Amazin LeThi: On journeys of emotional and physical strength 2020-07-12
Chicago Sky hosts 'Unapologetically You' Pride virtual panel 2020-07-02
NATIONAL Athlete/ex-servicemember dies, Stonewall Inn, Pride attendees arrested 2020-06-29
WNBA season to resume in July 2020-06-16
Red Stars' broadcast schedule finalized 2020-06-16
The U broadcasting Sky games June 6, 13 2020-06-05
CMSA refusing donations from Spyners after racist message 2020-06-04
Red Stars part of Challenge Cup, which starts June 27 2020-05-27
Red Stars hosting virtual Pride party on May 28 2020-05-21
Registration open for AIDS Run & Walk Chicago 2020-05-15
Red Stars hire city's first woman public address announcer 2020-05-13
Billie Jean King, LGBTQ icon talks Chicago ties, tennis, out athletes 2020-05-13
Market Days hockey tourney postponed 2020-05-08
Red Stars unveil 'Neighborhood Kit' 2020-05-01
 



Copyright © 2020 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor


 



About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Submit an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.