Monday, June 16, 2008

Ironman Slot Being Auctioned For Charity

I'm a little late in posting this message from Barry Roesler:

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) auctioning a prized slot to the 2008 or 2009 Ford Ironman World Championship at a gala dinner in New York City on June 18. The winning bidder can choose to race in either 2008 or 2009 and the proceeds from the auction will help fund specialized equipment, training and coaching, for physically challenged athletes so they can participate in the sports that many able-bodied individuals take for granted.

If you are interested, you can download and complete a proxy bid form at and fax it to 858.866.0958. The minimum opening bid for proxy bidders is $20,000 and during the live auction, bids will be made in increments of $1,000 until the bidder's maximum bid is reached.

The winning bidder must have completed an Ironman® 70.3 or long distance triathlon by Oct. 1 prior to their Hawaii race date and is required to submit a completed application to Ironman®. For a complete list of auction rules, go to:

Last year, the Ironman® slot auction raised $38,000!

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