Wasatch Community Foundation Funds Assist Adaptive Athletes

Intermountain Adaptive Multisport (I-AM) Athletes Are a Beacon of Inspiration

The impact of the Wasatch Community Foundation’s generous donation to the Intermountain Adaptive Multisport (I-AM) group in 2023 has been nothing short of transformative. The funds provided were instrumental in acquiring much-needed recreational equipment and a specialized trailer for transporting adaptive bicycles, enhancing the overall experience for the athletes involved. One of the significant highlights was the support for I-AM athletes to compete at the USA Triathlon (USAT) Nationals in Milwaukee. Six dedicated athletes, captured in a memorable photo, not only successfully completed the challenging race but also showcased their remarkable talents on the podium, with three of them achieving podium placements. The impact of the 2023 funding extends beyond individual achievements, as it has inspired a renewed sense of determination among participants in the group. The positive experiences have fueled the aspirations of those who participated last year, with a collective goal to continue training and compete in the upcoming year, 2024. The Wasatch Community Foundation’s commitment to empowering adaptive athletes through tangible support demonstrates the profound ripple effect of philanthropy within the community.

The altruistic spirit of the Intermountain Adaptive Multisport (I-AM) group shines through in its commitment to ensuring that 100% of all funds raised go directly towards benefiting the athletes. Notably, every dollar contributes to acquiring essential equipment, covering travel expenses for competitions, and supporting the local race held in May. What sets I-AM apart is the dedication of its team, as none of the funds are allocated for staff payments – a testament to the collective passion and volunteerism driving the project. The entire team, selflessly involved in this initiative, generously donates their time, emphasizing a shared commitment to the cause. This noble approach not only maximizes the impact of donations but also fosters a sense of community and shared purpose, making I-AM a beacon of inspiration within the world of adaptive sports.

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