What drives people to do a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run in the Ironman triathlon? Strength, focus, dedication and an abundance of energy!
Vinod Dasika, an accomplished endurance athlete in Southern California will be competing in the 4th Ironman triathlon race being held in Tempe, AZ on November 16th. He has competed in numerous marathons and triathlons including three-time Ironman finishes.(video of the rigorous Ironman Triathlon on sidebar) What is different this time around is that he will use this upcoming race to raise awareness for children with special needs.
“This is close to my heart since my niece, Divya has Cerebral Palsy. Since she lives in Modesto, I would like to raise funds with the help of the Community to improve the lives of children in Stanislaus County”, says Vinod Dasika. He has chosen to support CASA of Stanislaus County, a non-profit organization protecting the rights of children that are neglected or abused and have special needs. It’s the birthright of every child to feel respected, important, accepted, included and safe.
Join us and Ironman Dasika in improving the lives of special needs children in Central Valley through education, support groups and recreational opportunities by donating as little as $20 to CASA of Stanislaus County, Court Appointed Special Advocates, http://www.casaofstanco.org. Our goal is $2500. Please share this link below and inspire others to follow.
“The mission of CASA of Stanislaus County is to provide quality advocacy services for all abused and neglected children in the dependency system through the use of trained volunteers. Our goal is to provide a safe, permanent, nurturing environment for every child served, including children afflicted with special needs.” (source: casaofstanco.org)