I've been involved with triathlon for a little over 7 years now. I've also participated in bike races, running races and team sports.  While all of the athletes that participate in sports seem to have an affinity for fundraising, in my experience, triathletes are just a little bit more active in this area and willing to donate their time, talent and resources to social causes.

The Vento Triathlon Club is no different. We'll be supporting two organizations this year, Northeast Passage and Team Trevor. I've included information from each organization's website below so you can learn about each organization. Feel free to support either organization (or both!) on your own, but also stay tuned for opportunities to help your other Vento teammates support these fantastic organizations.

Northeast Passage
The mission of Northeast Passage is to create an environment where individuals with disabilities can recreate with the same freedom of choice, quality of life, and independence as their non-disabled peers. 

We do this by developing, delivering, and evaluating innovative barrier-free recreation and health promotion programs. Our guiding principles are promoting client independence through education and problem solving, creating opportunities, and collaborating with others to create a strong network of accessible recreation.

Team Trevor
Team Trevor is made up of Trevor's family and friends and all of the good, kind, generous people who recognize the need to change the future for those people affected by cystic fibrosis. Trevor is an inspirational child whose big, brown eyes speak volumes about his love of life, his curiosity, and his kind nature. Team Trevor is going to help find a cure or management tool for CF because of Trevor.

We do this through local, grass roots fundraising efforts. We organize different fund-raising events throughout the year that are fun for the whole family. Some of these events are done in conjunction with the Northern New England Chapter of the CFF and some are done solely by us. 100% of the proceeds from Team Trevor efforts go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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