Since 2002, the original Official Charity of AdventureCORPS has been the Challenged Athletes Foundation. One of the goals of our events is to raise funds for, and awareness of, this wonderful organization.
The Challenged Athletes Foundation was created on the belief that people of all abilities should have the opportunity to pursue a life full of physical activity and of sports. Be they recreational or in pursuit of a gold medal at the Paralympic Games, people with a physical disability are limited only by their access to funding. Since 1994, CAF has raised more than $47 million—allowing the Foundation to satisfy thousands of funding requests from challenged athletes in all 50 states and across the globe.
Eighty cents of every dollar raised by CAF provides funding and programs that get challenged athletes into the game. (CAF has a Four-Star rating by Charity Navigator.) Whether it’s a $2,000 handcycle, helping underwrite a $15,000 running prosthetic or arranging enthusiastic encouragement from a mentor who has triumphed over a similar injury, CAF’s mission is clear: give those with the desire to live active, competitive lifestyles every opportunity to compete in the sports they love.
Click here to donate to CAF right now through a secure and easy-to-use webpage.
Click here for the “Race For a Reason” program—You can personally participate in our events on behalf of CAF – and even earn cool incentive prizes in recognition of your efforts!
Click here to read about the events that AdventureCORPS’ Chris Kostman has participated in on behalf of CAF: Million Dollar Challenge (2010, 2011, and 2012), Ironman Revisited (2002-2005 & 2007) and San Diego Triathlon Challenge (2002-2003).
Total Money Raised for Challenged Athletes by AdventureCORPS: $298,214.
Yearly Tallies: 2015: $26,160; 2014: $11,765; 2013: $45,250; 2012: $23,446; 2011: $22,301; 2010: $18,465; 2009: $9279; 2008: $17,497; 2007: $32,378; 2006: app. $17,400; 2005: app. $35,000, 2004: $11,196; 2003: app. $15,500; 2002: $12,590.
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Note: The figures above do not include the several hundred thousand dollars raised directly by AdventureCORPS athletes in association with their participation in our events!