CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION TO HOST THIRD DODGE PARATRIATHLON CAMP IN SAN

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CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION TO HOST THIRD DODGE PARATRIATHLON CAMP IN SAN DIEGO

“Camp of Champions” is an Official Technical Training Camp of USA Paratriathlon

San Diego, CA – The Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF), a world leader in creating athletic opportunities for individuals with physical disabilities, announced its third Dodge Paratriathlon Camp to build interest and participation in the sport of paratriathlon, an event that was recently placed on the program for the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janiero . Known as the “Camp of Champions,” the CAF Dodge Paratriathlon Camp provides the most comprehensive and in-depth paratriathlon training on the West Coast.

The two-and-a-half day CAF Dodge Paratriathlon Camp, an official technical training camp of USA Paratriathon, will be held August 25-28, 2011 in San Diego, CA. Headquartered at the Deni + Jeff Jacobs Challenged Athletes Center, the camp is open to amputee and wheelchair athletes in classes TRI 1, 2, 4 and 5. Participating athletes will receive nutritional guidance, personal bike and handcycle fittings, expert classroom and hands-on technical instruction, personal swimming evaluation and other tools that will help them achieve their Paratriathlon goals. Athletes will have access to top-quality coaches including Mark Sortino and John Murray, USA Triathlon Level 1 coaches from the Multisport Performance Institute (MPI) in Pensacola Florida; Peter Harsch, USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach and Chief Prosthetist for Naval Medical Center San Diego; and four-time Ironman Handcycle Division World Champion, Carlos Moleda. In addition to the team of elite coaches, participating paratriathletes will be able to draw upon the expertise and experience of world-class challenged athlete mentors Willie Stewart, Melissa Stockwell and Mike Johnston.

At the recent Accenture U.S. Paratriathlon National Championships in New York, eight of the 18 podium spots were won by alumni of CAF Dodge Paratriathlon Camps. “We congratulate all the finishers of the Accenture U.S. Paratriathlon National Championships, and especially our camp alumni,” said Roy Perkins, Senior Director of Programs at the Challenged Athletes Foundation. “We hope the comprehensive approach we take at our ‘Camp of Champions’ helped put those athletes on the track to success and we look forward to helping more partriathletes reach their goals in the future.”

About Challenged Athletes Foundation

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is a world leader in helping individuals with physical challenges get involved – and stay involved – in sports. CAF believes that participation in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Since 1994, more than $30 million has been raised and almost 5,000 funding requests from challenged athletes in all 50 states and dozens of countries have been satisfied. Additionally, CAF’s outreach efforts reach 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 those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love. To learn more, log on to www.challengedathletes.org or call 858-866-0959.

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About Multisport Performance Institute

Established in 2010, Multisport Performance Institute provides a diverse spectrum of services uniquely structured for both novice and experienced multisport athletes. Multisport Performance Institute offers 3 levels of multisport coaching plans, Single Day, Multi Day, and Long Course training camps and clinics, and Paratriathlon training in conjunction with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF). MPI also provides specialty services in swim analysis, F.I.S.T. certified bike fitting and individualized multisport coaching. Multisport Performance Institute produces a series of youth and adult races and events including the highly successful Maritime DeLuna Du Kids Duathlon, the Jubilee Kid’s Triathlon, the Sea Turtle Tri and the Portofino Sunset Tri Series. Multisport Performance Institute is privately held and is based in Pensacola, Florida.