I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and time spent with family and friends.
With the new year beginning, it is with a heavy heart that I deliver this news...........Tri For Our Veterans has been cancelled for the 2014 season. We were very much looking forward to our 7th year in working with the Semper Fi Fund, but this decision is beyond our control.
The city of Sea Isle decided that our event is just too large for Memorial Day Weekend; which is their busiest 4 days of the year. The amount of stress that the triathlon puts on their departments, resources, and residents has proven to be too difficult for them to handle.
We were given other proposed dates to work with, but none were ideal (or possible) to host a triathlon. To say we are heartbroken would be an understatement.
The mission of Tri For Our Veterans has always been to put the memorial back into Memorial Day and the significance of this date goes hand in hand with our cause.
We are not certain what the future holds, but we are exploring every option for 2015. It is our hope that we can find a way to carry on Matt's dream of supporting our injured heroes, honoring those who have selflessly given their lives to protect our freedom, and bringing awareness to all of those in need of our support.
Our family would like to thank all of you who have shown an immense amount of support, generosity, kindness, and friendship to us over the years. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with you and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the future. Thank you for all you do!