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Deloitte is proud to sponsor Dare2tri
Paratriathlon Club and the Elite Team
Based in Chicago, Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club is at the forefront of a dramatic moment in adaptive sport as it debuts this summer on the international stage. As awareness of and participation in the sport of paratriathlon grows, Dare2tri is stocking the U.S. Paratriathlon Team with some of its top talent, particularly in the PT2 competition category.
Cofounded by Team Deloitte member Melissa Stockwell in 2011, Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club provides training and support for youth, adults, and injured service members of all ability levels to pursue the sport of paratriathlon. Club members include individuals with physical disabilities, such as amputation, spinal cord injury, stroke, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy, as well as those with visual impairments or blindness. Deloitte has been a proud sponsor of this club, based in Chicago, since its founding in 2011. Particularly given this pivotal moment for the sport of paratriathlon, as it debuts this summer in Rio on the international stage, Deloitte is honored to support the athletes of the Dare2tri Elite Team.
A relatively new discipline to the world of adaptive sports, paratriathlon has only recently established a level of elite international competition comparable to that of able-bodied competition. Indeed, many para-athletes compete alongside able-bodied competitors! In particular, the United States has demonstrated dominance in the PT2 category of paratriathlon competition.
Several of the elite athletes affiliated with Dare2tri, including Stockwell, Hailey Danisewicz, Grace Norman, and Krige Schabort, have already garnered acclaim for their achievements in the sport; indeed, Dare2tri fields a sizeable chunk of the U.S. Paratriathlon Team. Not only does Dare2tri produce many of the world’s elite athletes, but it also makes an impact that matters and embodies Deloitte’s commitments to veterans and inclusion.