Semper Fi Fund Vets Improve Skills & Recover Through Advanced Triathlon Camp
Who: Fifteen service members from Team Semper Fi and Team America’s Fund will participate in an intermediate/advanced multi-sport (swim, bike, run) camp among the beautiful protected white-sand beaches and crispy blue water in Pensacola, Florida.
What: Semper Fi Fund’s athletes will participate in the sixth-annual triathlon camp led by local triathlon experts from Team MPI, through seminars and hands-on training. Participants range from experienced to advanced level athletes who are eager to improve their abilities with these world-class coaches. Service members will have the opportunity to learn in a positive and encouraging environment and, most importantly, they will leave with a feeling of increased camaraderie, confidence and lifelong bonds with their fellow teammates.
When: March 23 – 26, 2017
Where: Portofino Island Resort, 10 Portofino Drive Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Why: “Recovery Through Sport” is an ideal outlet for injured service members to hone both physical agility and mental focus, skills that are critical to navigating their recovery. Paratriathlon is also currently the fastest-growing disabled sport and offers unique benefits to recovering service members: “The sport of triathlon helps a disabled service member achieve something that very few, if any, other sports can do,” says TSF Sports Manager. “It allows them to understand that they don’t have to be single-sport athletes, encourages pride, mental focus, and goal setting. The ability to “conquer” one task — let alone three different ones in a single day — is a good ego boost and helps tremendously with overall mental and physical health.”