This year, a select group of athletes from around the world are taking part in the IRONMAN VR Team Challenge to support the charities of our choice. Together, we share a passion to create positive tangible change in the world and prove that "Anything Is Possible." We #RaceForMore.
I have chosen to support the charity Kinder's Kids Foundation! A charity my wife and I started after living through the tornado in Tuscaloosa, AL in 2011. While helping clean up, I remember seeing a family standing on a concrete slab that used to be their home and a little girl clutching to a stuffed bear. A little solace amidst such tragedy.
I began touring as a musician and asking each venue to provide a $15 or less toy on my rider. A rider is the necessities the band and I would need at the venue. Water, towels, snack, etc. After each show promoter heard the story of my wife and I gathering toys from every venue to give to a community in need after a natural disaster stuck everyone was happy to supply the toy on the rider.
Heather and I have held benefit concerts, dance classes and many other events for Kinder's Kids to raise money and toys for kids affected by the unfortunate natural disasters that happen each year.
We've give thousands of toys and have been able to see the joy on kids faces when they are able to choose their own toy for a Christmas they didn't think would happen that year and I want you to be a part of that joy!!