Support Iron Tony today as he attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest Indoor Ironman finish and raise $5,000 by September 18th so that ALL members of our community, NO MATTER their physical ability, age, background, or financial means, have ACCESS to life-changing health and wellness programs at the Oak Square YMCA:
- A gift of $1,000 provide one 12-week session of LiveSTRONG at the YMCA for an adult cancer-survivor from our community
- A gift of $500 provides 3 months of weekly exercise training in our Partnership Program for an individuals with disabilities or requiring special assistance to be active, healthy and independent.
- A gift of $250 will provide 6-months of YMCA membership to an adult with disabilities
- A gift of $100 will provide a senior with an 8-week session of Gentle Yoga or Aqua-Arthritis classes at our YMCA
- A gift of $50 will provide a teen with disabilities from our community with 3-months of access to our life changing wellness programs at the YMCA.
ABOUT TONY RICH
In 2015, Tony Rich attempted to break the Guinness World Record time for the fastest time to complete an Ironman triathlon indoors; A 2.4 mile swim in the pool, 112 mile indoor bike ride, and a 26.2 treadmill marathon without stopping. The world record is 8 hours flat.
Tony came close, and completed it in 8:19:11. Thus the record still stands. This year on Sunday, September 18, Tony will be back to try to make in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest time for a male to complete the indoor Ironman, and raise $5,000 in support of the Oak Square YMCA’s 2016 Annual Fund and our adaptive wellness programs.
ABOUT THE OAK SQUARE YMCA
The Oak Square YMCA is largest YMCA in the City of Boston. We serve over 11,000 adults and children from Boston, Watertown, Brookline, and Newton community each year. Our facility was designed with a focus on serving people with disabilities and ensuring that all of our amenities.
Our YMCA offers a variety of programs which aid in recovery and rehabilitation including Aqua Arthritis and Gentle Yoga, our medically-based cancer survivorship program, LiveSTRONG at the YMCA, and our signature adaptive wellness initiative, the Partnership Program, that serves individuals who need specialized, adaptive exercise equipment and/or one-on-one assistance to exercise.
In 2015, the Oak Square YMCA awarded over $350,000 of financial assistance to allow families and adult in need to receive subsidized membership to our universally-accessible building and participate in our life-changing healthy living and youth development programs. Our Iron Tony Indoor Ironman event raises funds to support subsidized YMCA memberships for individuals with disabilities, adults recovering from cancer treatment, and adaptive wellness programming.
MORE ON TONY RICH
Tony is Boston-born Ironman Distance Triathlon Finisher and one of the few known athletes that has finished an Ironman distance triathlon both outdoors and indoors. Additionally, he’s completed over 100 long course endurance events over 13 years including numerous open water swims, 70.3 races, and over 40 marathons. Tony has personally coached athletes and adults of all abilities to a broad spectrum of event finishes from short course events, century rides, marathons, Ironman, and USAT National and World Championships. Read more about Tony on the reverse side.
Tony is also the Head Coach of the Boston University Triathlon Team, a Masters swim coach, swim lesson instructor, as well as the founder of the Triathlon Training program at the Oak Square YMCA. He is also the lead organizer of one of the largest and most active endurance sport teams where athletes of all levels are invited to join for free.
SUPPORT OUR CAUSE TODAY
In 2015, the Oak Square YMCA awarded over $350,000 of financial assistance to allow families and adult in need to receive subsidized membership to our universally-accessible building and participate in our life-changing healthy living and youth development programs. Our Iron Tony Indoor Ironman event raises funds to support subsidized YMCA memberships for individuals with disabilities, adults recovering from cancer treatment, and adaptive wellness programming. Together we can achieve so much more. Every gift makes a difference. Everyone has a role to play. Please join me and give today!