DC Tri: We need your precious votes once again!
A total of seven new sports are currently being considered by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as additions to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games sports programme.
Paratriathlon is one of the seven being considered and we need a huge show of support from people worldwide backing this bid. Tell us what it would mean to you for Paratriathlon to be included in Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. In the United States, the Wounded Warrier, CAF, and Warrior Champion programs, among others, are helping returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan rebuild their lives through sports. Melissa Stockwell and others have brought home more medals to the United States from world championships than our Olympic triathletes. Surely they deserve a chance to bring home medals from the Paraolympic Games. Your support counts! We have an excellent chance of succeeding in this effort because triathlon and paratriathlon are exciting, inspirational sports that capture the hearts and souls of anyone who gets to watch them.
For more information about the international effort to get paratriathlon into the Games, please go to the International Triathlon Union Website:
To show your support for our Back the Bid effort, please go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paratriathlon-For-Paralympics/168320876530848
and indcate your support by clicking LIKE on the page. This may seem like a small thing to you but it is a powerful way all of us around the world can show our support for these amazing individuals, many of whom are rebuilding their lives through triathlon. Please take a moment to go to the Facebook page and show your support.
Anyone with questions is welcome to write me at: Melissa.Merson@usatriathlon.org
Thank you to all of you.
Done. Thanks, Melissa!