GREEN BAY – MyTeam Triumph’s Wisconsin Chapter is The Bellin Health Foundation’s recipient of the 2011 Healthcare in Action community service award.
The award, sponsored by Pension Inc., is presented annually to an individual or group health care supporter that gives back to the community for the well-being of others.
The foundation will present the award to myTeam Triumph during the Saturday, Sept. 10, Black Tie & Blue Jean Extravaganza, an annual fundraising event for the foundation.
A selection committee for The Bellin Health Foundation said the myTeam Triumph organization embraces the Healthcare in Action concept and displays the necessary philanthropic ideals supported by the foundation.
“Given the organization’s growing body of work and its increasing ability to fill this need within the Northeastern Wisconsin community, we felt myTeam triumph was most deserving of this award,” said Nan Bush, director, The Bellin Health Foundation.
The Wisconsin chapter of myTeam Triumph, founded in 2010, and inspired by Dick and Rick Hoyt – the well-documented account of a father who propelled his physically impaired son through hundreds of competitive events – is an athletic ride-along program created for people with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience endurance events such as road races or triathlons.
The organization has featured prominently in race events across Northeast Wisconsin including the Bellin Run, Green Bay Marathon, Africa Hope Run, Oshkosh Triathlon and the Green Bay Packers 5K Run at Lambeau Field.
MyTeam Triumph’s mission is to enrich the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities by fostering lasting, authentic relationships through the teamwork environment of endurance athletics.