70.3 Ironman Austin BrandTrip Partners CEO Challenge Raises $1,320 For Challenged Athletes

With the help of many generous friends, our CEO Tim Hackbardt was able to raise $1,320 for Challenged Athletes Foundation with his challenge to complete the 70.3 Ironman in Austin, Texas. This funding will be used to help people with physical challenges pursue an active lifestyle through physical fitness and athletics. It will help them afford the cost of equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses.

We would like to thank the following donors that will help so many have their dreams of competition in sports come true.

$200 Arthur Yelsey

$200 Ralph Rubio

$100 Alison Glen Delaney

$100 Nancy Kruse

$100 Pete Bell

$100 Peggy McCormick

$75 Chuck Olson

$75 Shane Wheatland

$50 Doug Reifschneider

$50 Patrick Lenow

$50 Karen Zaniker

$50 Heather Eppink

$50 Julee Ferguson

$50 Jim Hackbardt

$25 Joan Hansen

$20 Dana Olson

BRANDTRIP CEO TIM HACKBARDT ANNOUNCES 2017 IRONMAN AUSTIN CHALLENGE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION

Join BrandTrip Partners CEO Tim Hackbardt in his efforts to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation as he takes on his own challenge to complete his first Ironman race.

"Each year I set a big goal to break down personal barriers and help an organization do some good. Then I commit to it and figure out how to get there," said Hackbardt.  "Last year it was all about climbing 10 of the most famous mountains of the Tour de France even though I hadn't owned a road bike in over 20 years. [Click here to view his 2016 Climbing France For CAF blog]  After training for six months, riding 3,353 miles, and climbing 313,207 feet I arrived in France.  I rode all 10 mountains completing 430 miles, and 64,313 feet of climbing, in eight days.  I also raised over $4,600 for Challenged Athletes Foundation.  I came up short on my goal of raising $10,000 for CAF, but a lot of good was accomplished with what were able to donate to their cause.

So, in 2017, what do you do to top riding 10 of the most famous mountains of the Tour de France?  Become an Ironman of course.  What barrier will we he overcoming?  At age 52 he does not know how to swim.  An important skill when you need to start the day with a 1.2 mile swim in a pack of a few hundred people in wetsuits and bright swim caps flailing their arms and legs in a large body of water.  He is betting that his fear, and anxiety, of drowning will turn into determination to avoid that negative outcome called death.  That being said, the decision has been made and money has been invested in an entry fee.  At his own cost he will attempt to swim 1.2 miles, cycle 56 miles, and run 13.1 miles on October 29th, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the 70.3 Ironman Austin.

To follow his training blog CLICK HERE

To follow his training facebook page CLICK HERE

Unfortunately, last year he did not reach his goal of raising $10,000 for Challenged Athletes Foundation. he came up short.  Since CAF was originally founded by the triathlon community, they are the natural choice and they continue to have more grant requests from their athletes than they have money to fulfill those requests. Thus, he has reset the start button at a goal of raising $10,000 through his new 2017 Ironman Austin challenge.

CAF athletes face even greater challenges overcoming physical disabilities and being able to afford the cost of equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses. Please join Tim in making a donation towards the $10,000 fundraising goal. You will provide individuals with physical challenges with the tools necessary to find success in sports — and in life.

 

BrandTrip CEO France Cycling Challenge Raises $4,260 For Challenged Athletes Foundation

BrandTrip Partners CEO Tim Hackbardt completed his challenge to climb 10 of the most famous mountains of the Tour de France in 8 days on August 3rd.  With the help of many generous friends, he was able to raise $4,260 for Challenged Athletes Foundation

This funding will be used to help people with physical challenges pursue an active lifestyle through physical fitness and athletics.  It will help them afford the cost of equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skies and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses.

For his daily re-cap of the challenge ride visit ClimbingFranceForCAF.wordpress.com to read about the difficulties, photos, scenery and of course food he encountered along the way.

We would like to thank the following donors that will help so many have their dreams of competition in sports come true.

$1,000 Bob Cutler - C3

$1,000 Arthur Yelsey - MediaSpot

$250 Dev Ganson - Fishbowl

$100 John Svoboda - Svoboda Studios

$100 Linda Ferrara

$100 Rob Taylor - SplickIt

$100 Ivan Matkovic - SpendGo

$100 Eileen Murray

$100 Nancy Kruse - The Kruse Company

$100 Maggie Reyna - Taco Bell

$100 Mary Rosenberg - Global Media Group

$100 Peggy McCormick - MMM Marketing

$100 John Vitro - Vitro

$100 Jamie Carawan - Front Burner Restaurants

$100 Kevin Rice - Hathway

$100 Pete Bell - Fishbowl

$100 Doug Reifschneider - Firehouse Subs

$50 Karen Zaniker - KZ Marketing

$50 Sloane Perras - The Krystal Company

$50 Marina Segedy - Dextro & Sinistro

$50 Kim Zupfer - KM Food Consulting

$50 Christy Geiling - Rubio's

$50 Juan George - OLO

$50 Jamie Bucciarelli - Paytronix

$50 Barbara Johnson

$50 Chef Barb Colucci

$50 Rosemary Doody - Pieology

$50 Chad Bailey - Yogurtland

$25 Joan Hansen - Marie Callender's

$25 Amy Stoddard

$25 Darren Nutt

$25 Patrick Lenow - Dine Equity

$25 Marcella Hackbardt

TREK TRAVEL PROMOTES CEO TIM HACKBARDT'S CHALLENGE TO CLIMB 10 TOUR DE FRANCE MOUNTAINS IN 8 DAYS TO RAISE AWARNESS & FUNDS FOR CHALLENGED ATHLETES FOUNDATION

Today, Trek Travel began to share Tim Hackbardt's blog covering his journey to climb 10 of the most famous mountains of the Tour de France in 8 days by bicycle with a goal to raise awareness and $10,000 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation this summer.  

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) raises money to help people with physical challenges pursue an active lifestyle through physical fitness and athletics. CAF’s mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, competitive lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love.

To make a donation towards the $10,000 goal click here.  100% of donations go to CAF. 

Beginning on July 27th, at his own expense, he will begin a cycling sufferfest in the Pyranees and ending in the French Alps. Legendary cols will include Col du Tourmalet, Mont Ventoux, Galibier and the grueling ascent of Alpe d'Huez. By the end of the week, over 33,000 vertical feet of mountains will have been climbed beneath his tires.

To follow his training blog click here.

To follow his facebook training page click here.

It is certainly a tall challenge, but one that pales in comparison to the challenges many CAF athletes face in overcoming physical disabilities and being able to afford the cost of equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses.

By making a donation towards his fundraising goal you will provide individuals with physical challenges with the tools necessary to find success in sports — and in life.

Brandtrip CEO tim hackbardt Climbing 10 Tour de France Mountains To Raise FUNDS For Challenged Athletes Foundation

BrandTrip Partners CEO Tim Hackbardt will take on a challenge to climb 10 of the most famous mountains of the Tour de France in 8 days by bicycle with a goal to raise $10,000 for the Challenged Athletes Foundation this summer. To support the fundraising ride with a donation towards the $10,000 goal, please click here.  100% of donations go to CAF.

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) raises money to help people with physical challenges pursue an active lifestyle through physical fitness and athletics. CAF’s mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, competitive lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love.

Beginning on July 27th, at his own expense, he will begin a cycling sufferfest in the Pyranees and ending in the French Alps. Legendary cols will include Col du Tourmalet, Mont Ventoux, Galibier and the grueling ascent of Alpe d'Huez. By the end of the week, over 33,000 vertical feet of mountains will have been climbed beneath his tires.

"It is certainly a tall challenge, but one that pales in comparison to the challenges many CAF athletes face in overcoming physical disabilities and being able to afford the cost of equipment such as sports wheelchairs, handcycles, mono skis and sports prosthetics, and resources for training and competition expenses," Hackbardt said.

"By making a donation towards my fundraising goal you will provide individuals with physical challenges with the tools necessary to find success in sports — and in life!" Hackbardt added.

To support the fundraising ride with a donation towards the $10,000 goal, please click here.  100% of donations go to CAF.

To follow his training blog, click here.

To follow his facebook training page click here.