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Poppy Sports Receives 2018 Grant from The Ironman Foundation's Women for Tri Program

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Poppy Sports and Women For Tri 2018 Grant

Ironman Foundation's Women for Tri Grant 2018

What is the Poppy Sports mission? Empowering women through sport.  

What is The Ironman Foundation's Women for Tri Program about? Growing and supporting women triathletes.

It's a match made in heaven!  

We were so happy this week to learn that the Team Poppy Sports Member's Club was selected as a 2018 grant recipient from The Ironman Foundation's Tri Club Grant Program managed by their Women for Tri initiative. 

What are the Women For Tri Grants

Women For Tri is a program of The Ironman Foundation launched by Ironman in 2015. 

The program works to increase female participation at all levels of triathlon and seeks to identify and diminish primary barriers to entry and mobilize triathlon advocates to encourage and engage female athletes across all race distances and representing all athletic abilities. 

Since it's beginning, the Women for Tri program has awarded over $183,000 in grants to triathlon clubs supporting female participation initiatives.   

And that now includes Poppy Sports folks!

Supporting Women Athletes

Poppy Sports will continue to champion the transformative power of sport and its impact on the lives of women. It's in our DNA.  

We go beyond the obvious health benefits, and support the empowerment, confidence and leadership skills that being a committed athlete builds.

We firmly believe in paying it forward to others as part of our mission. What we have learned from our cumulative years as athletes at Poppy Sports - the strength of character, endurance, long term goal setting, being role models for other women and our children - is what we impart to the team.

Time and time again, we hear women putting their aspirations on the back burner to serve others, and we totally understand that.  We offer through the team and the Poppy Sports programs, practical ways to merge both without losing your sanity.  

Sanity?  Yes, you'll leave our programs with your sanity intact and a clear actionable ideas of how you can achieve your athletic goals.

Poppy Sports Member's Club Events in 2018

Community

With the 2018 grant support from Women For Tri, we will be able to expand our community evenings in Colorado, inviting guest speakers to share their expertise. 

These speakers will range from women-focused triathlon and run coaches to other inspirational women who have conquered the challenges that we all face as modern women; time, focus, conflicting priorities and society's expectations of women.

Expos and Events

We'll be out and about this summer.  Look out for the orange Poppy Sports tent at triathlon expos around Colorado.  We'll be talking about the Membership Program and how we can be part of any woman's journey to the start line of a sprint through Ironman.  Whatever the distance, whether age grouper or pro, we all face the same challenges as women.

Team Poppy Sports Scholarship

We are so fortunate and excited to be able to offer a scholarship to one lucky lady to be part of Team Poppy Sports for a year. We will be announcing how to apply in the coming months. 

Follow us on social media @PoppySports for all our grant-supported events and announcements.



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