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USA Triathlon Named a Finalist for USOC’s Team USA Grant
To enter, USA Triathlon submitted a video describing the Veterans to Victors program, its need for funding and how it meets the criteria of the selected Olympic Value category. The contest categories are excellence, friendship and respect.
From this process, 10 finalists were selected from the excellence and friendship categories, five per category. The video clips from these finalists are currently posted to the U.S. Olympic Team Facebook page beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7 through Sept. 18.
Fans will determine two winners of a $12,000 grant from each category. USA Triathlon is encouraging all who fuel the multisport lifestyle to make their voice heard and support what could be a landmark program for the organization.
The Veterans to Victors program will not only help introduce wounded U.S. veterans to the sport of paratriathlon through instructional camps, it will also promote a healthy lifestyle and provide a challenging competitive outlet. In addition, the program will assist USA Triathlon in identifying talented paratriathletes for the 2016 Paralympic Games and beyond. This program can help the U.S. maintain its spot as the world leader in the sport of paratriathlon while also playing a key role in both the physical and mental rehabilitation of veterans.
World champion paratriathlete, 2008 Paralympian and Iraq War veteran Melissa Stockwell is featured in USA Triathlon’s video submission.
About USA Triathlon
Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. USA Triathlon sanctions 3,500 races and connects with more than 140,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including ITU World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the International Triathlon Union and the United States Olympic Committee.