The IRONMAN Foundation and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation have partnered to provide US$25,000 in grant funding for Madison, Wisconsin first responder groups to purchase critical life-saving equipment in conjunction with the IRONMAN Wisconsin triathlon on 10 September 2017.
Now in their fourth year of partnership, this program has provided more than US$334,000 in equipment to 26 first responder organizations in 12 IRONMAN race communities.
“First responders play a critical role in our communities and they are especially important on IRONMAN race days,” said Meghan Vargas, Senior Manager of Foundation Development for Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. “We want to be sure they have the tools and technology they need to keep athletes and spectators alike safe.”
Funds will be awarded to eligible groups in the Madison area. The deadline to apply is 1 June 2017.
“We are honoured to support the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for their community each and every day,” said Sarah Hartmann, IRONMAN Foundation Community Relations Manager. “The IRONMAN Foundation is proud to partner with the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to support first responder groups with new equipment that will positively impact thousands of people in our race community of Madison.”
Interested groups are encouraged to apply at ironmanfoundation.org/fhspsfgrant