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, over $112 million has been raised and more than 26,000 funding requests from challenged athletes in all 50 states and over 70 countries supporting 103 different sports have been satisfied. CAF’s outreach efforts reach another 200,000 individuals each year. Whether it’s a $2,500 grant for a handcycle, helping underwrite a carbon fiber running prosthetic foot not covered by insurance, or making the introduction to a mentor who has triumphed over a similar challenge, CAF provides those with the desire to live active, athletic lifestyles every opportunity to compete in sports and physical activities.
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.)
Click here to donate to CAF right now through a secure and easy-to-use webpage.
Click here to 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, 2012, and 2014), Ironman Revisited (2002-2005 & 2007) and San Diego Triathlon Challenge (2002, 2003, 2017, 2018, and 2019).
Total Money Raised for Challenged Athletes by AdventureCORPS: $408,686!
Yearly Tallies: 2022: $28,938; 2021: $21,784; 2020: $17,480; 2019: $18,010; 2018: $11,575; 2017: $10,485; 2016: $13.705; 2015: $26,150; 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 nearly half a million dollars raised directly by AdventureCORPS athletes in association with their participation in our events!
More info at www.challengedathletes.org.