Charity Partners


The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon partners with a number of charities that have race spots available to the public.

Each charity provides their own requirements for entry into the race, primarily through a fundraising program. This is a great way to guarantee your entry into the race and help a worthy cause in the process.

Check out our confirmed 2021 Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon charities below. If you are interested in donating or racing for one of these charities, please contact the charity directly via their respective websites linked here. They each have a limited number of slots, so contact them early to secure your spot!

GOLD LEVEL CHARITY PARTNERS


The Healy Foundation (THF) supports high-achieving college juniors and seniors of financial need who experience unexpected hardship, such as the death of a parent, health crises, and other financial burdens that threaten to derail their education and future. THF provides financial assistance as well as mentorship and career guidance that has enabled scholars to graduate and flourish at top firms such as PWC, rank in the top five percent of Temple University’s Law School class, and excel in MIT’s Chemical Engineering PhD program.

THF was created to honor James P. and Debra Fitzgerald Healy by their ten children. Without the benefit of college degrees and with the belief that an education is the greatest gift one can provide a child, Jim and Debra dedicated their lives to educating their ten children. As a school custodian and a nighttime deliveryman, Jim worked countless hours to provide the financial means necessary to support a family of twelve while Debra shouldered the responsibility of raising ten children. Jim and Debra’s unwavering commitment to education inspired their children to establish this foundation and pay forward “the gift of education”.

SILVER LEVEL CHARITY PARTNERS


The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) is a world leader in helping people with physical challenges lead active, healthy lifestyles. CAF believes that participation in physical activity at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $112 million has been raised and over 26,000 funding requests from people with physical challenges in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF’s outreach efforts impact another 60,000 individuals each year. Whether it’s a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running foot not covered by insurance, or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF’s mission is clear: give opportunities and support to those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles.

Make your race even more meaningful by joining Team Save the Children!

Save the Children is an international children’s relief organization that has been helping children in the U.S. and around the world for 100 years. By fundraising with us, you are helping to provide children with what they deserve – a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. Join us and create ripples of change for children everywhere.

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is the only autism charity that focuses solely on applied research. Funds raised directly support research and programs that help parents, families, and educators in the autism community on a daily basis. Guarantee your entry with the TRI FOR AUTISM. Raise Money. Fund Research. Change Lives.

BRONZE LEVEL CHARITY PARTNER


The Brain Aneurysm Foundation is the globally recognized leader in brain aneurysm awareness, education, support, advocacy and research funding. TeamCindy™ honors the life of Cindy Sherwin who lost her life at age 33 to a brain aneurysm rupture while training for an Ironman. TeamCindy™ is a fundraising arm of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.

Real Options for City Kids, or R.O.C.K. for short, is an award-winning nonprofit organization providing San Francisco children with positive opportunities. R.O.C.K. offers sports and fitness, community service, learning enrichment, leadership training and outdoor adventure programs for girls and boys ages 6 – 17 who need it the most. The mission of R.O.C.K. is to nurture the healthy development of children by listening attentively to their needs and by providing opportunities to those who might not otherwise have access.

We are dedicated to providing immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/11 combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. SFF delivers the resources they need during recovery and transition back to their communities, working to ensure no one is left behind.

The Semper Fi Fund is exceptionally rated among veteran nonprofits: We pledge to stay by the service member’s side throughout recovery, to help that service member as they transition back home. We have consistently received an A+ from CharityWatch, one of only two veteran nonprofits to receive this rating, and nine consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, plus a Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar.

For more information about joining the Semper Fi Fund Team for the 2020 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, please email john.ploskonka@semperfifund.org.

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