SUPERFROG, Inc. is pleased to announce its partnership with Lance Armstrong, the LIVESTRONG Foundation, and the Navy SEAL Foundation
CORONADO, CA: SUPERFROG Triathlon, the world's longest-standing half-ironman, is pleased to announce seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has accepted the invitation to race the Sept. 30 event and partner his charity, the Livestrong Foundation, with SUPERFROG Inc.'s charitable arm, the Navy SEAL Foundation, in a post-race Q&A fundraiser, presented by Trident Endurance Sports, LLC.
SUPERFROG Inc. is excited and honored to have Armstrong race, as his presence and the Livestrong partnership will no doubt help raise awareness for and further SUPERFROG's primary mission: to raise money for the Navy SEAL Foundation--which supports families of fallen and injured Naval Special Warfare personnel. SUPERFROG is also a long time supporter of the Optimists Club of Coronado and the Islander Sports Foundation.
"In addition to being one of sport's greatest icons, Lance is a great philanthropist and we couldn't think of a better person to help us raise awareness and money for the families whose lives have been forever changed by the Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and the Global War on Terror," said Mitch Hall, SUPERFROG's race director and a retired Navy SEAL and Silver and Bronze Star recipient who served nine tours overseas.
After the race on Sept. 30, Trident Endurance Sports, LLC will host a fundraising Q&A with Lance Armstrong to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Livestrong Foundation from 7-9 p.m. at the Hotel Del Coronado. Entry will be limited to the first 250 guests. One-hundred percent of the funds donated by guests will be split evenly between the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Livestrong Foundation.
In 2011, SUPERFROG donated $45,000 through its Tribute Banner program. This year they are committed to significantly increasing donation.
In 1979, U.S. Navy SEALs created SUPERFROG as a training race for the then brand new Hawaii Ironman. It continues to be run by retired Navy SEALs and is heavily participated in by the Coronado Navy SEAL community.
About the Lance Armstrong Foundation
The Lance Armstrong Foundation serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against the world's leading cause of death. With its iconic yellow LIVESTRONG wristband, the Foundation became a symbol of hope and inspiration to people affected by cancer throughout the world. Created in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the Foundation provides free patient navigation services to survivors with financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease. Known for its powerful brand -- LIVESTRONG -- the Foundation is also a leader in the global movement on behalf of 28 million people living with cancer today. Since its inception in 1997, the Foundation has raised nearly $500 million for the fight against cancer. For more information, visit LIVESTRONG.com.