At 65-years-old, Tony Rodriguez, a retired Chicago fireman, is participating in this year’s Transamerica Chicago Triathlon on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Rodriguez will swim, bike, and run a total of 18.57 miles in order to raise awareness and funding for Oak-Leyden Developmental Services and its new learning and play space for children.
As a triathlon participant at the “sprint level,” Rodrigeuz will begin his journey at Monroe Harbor in Chicago around 8:45am on the morning of August 27. He will then complete water, bike, and run courses by 1:45pm.
“Help me help those with disabilities,” says Rodriguez. “I’m just a ‘Joe Ordinary,’ a baby boomer, giving back to an organization I care about. I might struggle to the finish line, but it will be worth it to make a powerful difference in the lives of people with disabilities.”
Tony Rodriguez’s amazing accomplishment can be sponsored and supported through gifts to Oak-Leyden. Recently, Oak-Leyden opened a newly renovated learning and play space where therapies and group programs are provided to young children from birth to age five. Funded in part by a generous grant from the Special Kids Foundation, the total costs of updating the space have not been fully addressed. Donations to this worthy project can be made at www.youcaring.org/oakleydenkids.