Hopefully, most of you already know about the Tri for Dakota, but if not, please visit the site and have a read. Tammy and Colin have been long-time supporters of triathlon in Ontario; I first met Tammy back in 1996 or 1997 when she worked for OAT and I was involved with officiating TriSport races. Tammy left OAT when she and Colin moved to Kingston for work, but they always stayed involved, volunteering their time at races, and staying connected to the community. Over the years, Colin and Tammy have been huge supporters of the sport of triathlon in Ontario, which is pretty remarkable considering they didn't have kids racing, and they only did their first triathlons after volunteering for several years (most volunteers either have family members who race, or are avid triathletes themselves). This year, Tammy and Colin dedicated themselves to completing the Peterborough half-ironman, and raising money for the Sunnybrook Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Perinatal Research Fund. So far they've raised $9,622.00, and they have a goal of $10,000.
Junior triathlete Karsten Madsen has taken up the cause and will be racing the Guelph Lake 2 triathlon this weekend in support of their fundraising efforts.
Read their story, and consider helping them achieve their goal. It seems only fair that the triathlon community would support two people who have given so much of their time and effort to the sport.
Best of luck to Karsten on the weekend.