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“A Celebration of Sport,” USA Triathlon Foundation Gala Presented by TicketSocket Scheduled for Sept. 12 in Atlantic City

by USA Triathlon

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Triathlon and the USA Triathlon Foundation today announced the date and location for the 2024 USA Triathlon Foundation Gala presented by TicketSocket. A “Celebration of Sport,” the USA Triathlon Foundation Gala is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at historic Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, held in conjunction with the 2024 USA Triathlon Olympic and Sprint Distance National Championships, scheduled for Sept. 13-15.

The USA Triathlon Foundation Gala celebrates the 10 years of achievements of the USA Triathlon Foundation and includes dinner and a silent auction, benefitting the USA Triathlon Foundation. Since it was established in 2014, the Foundation has provided millions of dollars in grants to organizations and individuals in pursuit of its mission and three pillars — Encourage youth participation; Inspire pathways to access and inclusion; and Ignite Olympic/Paralympic dreams — to create a healthier United States through the sport of triathlon.

The 2023 USA Triathlon Athletes of the Year will be honored at the Gala, with the celebration presented by U.S. Air Force Special Warfare. In addition, the 2023 Race Director of the Year will be honored and presented by TicketSocket. The 2023 Multisport Awards winners will also be honored.

"We are thrilled to invite everyone to join us at the 2024 USA Triathlon Foundation Gala in Atlantic City. This special evening will not only celebrate a decade of remarkable achievements by the Foundation, but also honor the extraordinary athletes and individuals who have achieved incredible athlete feats and contributed to our mission,” said Christi-Marie Butler, USA Triathlon Chief Development Officer. “Your presence and support at the Gala will help us continue to inspire youth participation, foster inclusion, and ignite the dreams of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. Let's come together to celebrate the sport we love and make a lasting impact on the future of triathlon."

“TicketSocket is happy to support the USA Triathlon Foundation as the presenting partner of this year's Gala. The Foundation's grants and programs are breaking down boundaries and providing access for athlete involvement in multisport, while positively impacting the entire community,” said Kai Blache, president at TicketSocket. “We are also proud to recognize the top race director with the TicketSocket Race Director of the Year award for outstanding achievements in the local community.”

Varlo Sports, the largest gift-in-kind sponsor of the event, is also excited to host a dynamic activation party at the Bader Field race expo on Friday, September 13. Featuring live DJ sets, games, giveaways, and engagement with USA Triathlon Foundation and Team Varlo ambassadors, this high energy event aims to keep the excitement of the Gala and the organization’s charitable pillars going.

"Varlo is proud to support the Foundation’s work in creating inclusive pathways to ensure that athletes of all abilities and backgrounds have the opportunity to compete in triathlon," said Ed Chang, Chief Operating Officer of Varlo Sports. "Come party with a purpose and make a difference!

Individual tickets for the USA Triathlon Foundation Gala are $175 and tables for 10 are available for $1,500. Items available in the silent auction include Olympic and Paralympic Memorabilia, Unique Triathlon Experiences, exclusive autographed keepsakes and so much more! To purchase tickets, sponsor the event, donate silent auction items, or learn more, visit https://aesbid.net/ELP/USATRI2024 or email Lindsay.welker@usatriathlon.org.

Last year, more than $180,000 was raised to support the Foundation at the 2023 USA Triathlon Foundation Gala and Hall of Fame Induction, which was attended by more than 430 people at Discovery World in Milwaukee.

About the USA Triathlon Foundation

The USA Triathlon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the charitable arm of USA Triathlon. With its mission to transform lives through sport by providing opportunities to swim, bike and run, the Foundation serves to generate a greater impact on the multisport community through charitable giveback and grants that advance the Foundation’s three pillars: (1) Encourage youth participation; (2) Inspire pathways to access and inclusion; and (3) Ignite Olympic/Paralympic dreams. Since the Foundation was established in 2014, it has provided millions of dollars in grants to organizations and individuals in pursuit of its mission and pillars to create a healthier United States through triathlon.


About TicketSocket

TicketSocket provides event organizers and developers worldwide with a customizable white label ticketing, registration, and event management platform. Vendors and organizers enjoy total control of the experience created for their customers, with none of the time and costs traditionally associated with creating a custom solution. TicketSocket prioritizes organizations’ ownership of their own funds, data, brand, and functionality. The company’s proprietary plug-in framework, white-label tools, and open APIs pioneer a new level of interactivity and customization for event promoters, venues, developers, and other ticketing companies. TicketSocket currently provides services to thousands of customers worldwide, facilitating millions of transactions per year. Founded in 2012, the company is headquartered in Newport Beach, California, with additional offices in Asia, Europe, Australia and North America. For more information, visit www.ticketsocket.com.

About U.S. Air Force Special Warfare

The Airmen who make up Air Force Special Warfare are the most specialized warriors on the planet. They are the ones other special forces look to when the mission calls for their unique skills and fearless commitment. A job for the mentally tough and physically strong, these Airmen are the elite experts of Global Access, Precision Strike, and Personnel Recovery, and will go anywhere in the world to conquer every challenge.

For Fiscal 2024, the U.S. Air Force is looking for nearly 1,600 special warfare operators and combat support Airmen. Learn more by visiting www.airforce.com and finding a Special Warfare recruiter near you.


About USA Triathlon

USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon, paratriathlon, and indoor and virtual multisport events in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 3,500 events and races and connects with and supports more than 300,000 unique active members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Triathlon World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.