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TRI FOR CHANGE PROGRAM TO FEATURE 19 CITY OF CLEVELAND YOUTH IN CONJUNCTION WITH USA TRIATHLON

Posted August 06, 2019 in Press Releases

TRI FOR CHANGE PROGRAM TO FEATURE 19 CITY OF CLEVELAND YOUTH IN CONJUNCTION WITH USA TRIATHLON

CLEVELAND, OH - Greater Cleveland Sports Commission’s Youth Education through Sports (YES) program presented by University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and The Sherwin-Williams Company will host USA Triathlon’s Tri For Change program on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 at 2:45 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park.

This eight-week training program featured 19 local youth who learned the basics of swimming, biking and running at Thurgood Marshall and Estabrook Recreation Centers. Participants not only received an introduction to the three disciplines of triathlon, but also learned about nutrition, positive sportsmanship and sports safety skills.

City of Cleveland Recreation Center youth participating in the program will compete in a mini-triathlon in conjunction with the 2019 Toyota USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Edgewater Park. The course for youth will consist of a 200-meter swim, 1.15-mile bike and .5-mile run ending at the USA Triathlon finisher’s arch.

Youth completing the program will receive a new bicycle, helmet and safety lock; USA Triathlon gear including swim gear, sports clothing and running shoes; and a USA Triathlon youth annual membership to continue their triathlon journey.

Tri For Change is supported by USA Triathlon, City of Cleveland, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Safety Squad and the Cleveland Triathlon Club.

YES program provides Northeast Ohio’s underserved youth with experiences that illustrate how sports empower and prepare people for successful lives.

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