Saucony sponsored Ironman winner Fuhr donates $5000 to LPCCC
02 Sep '05
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Broad line of performance-oriented athletic shoes seller Saucony Inc announced that Saucony sponsored triathlete, Heather Fuhr, in winning her fifth Ironman Lake Placid Triathlon, donated $5,000 to the Lake Placid Child Care Committee.
"I have been fortunate enough to be able to make a living doing what I love and to be able to give something back to the community is a wonderful feeling," said Fuhr, a Saucony sponsored athlete for eight years and a member of the Tri-Dubai triathlon team.
The LPCCC provides affordable after school care for children of working parents. LPCCC is a not-for-profit organization that strives to minimize costs to parents through donations.The win was Fuhr's first Ironman title in two years, since she last won in Placid. She is gearing up for the Ironman Triathlon World Championship to be held October 15, 2005. Fuhr, with fourteen Ironman Championships, is positioned second on the all-time Ironman win list.
In 2004, Saucony introduced The Saucony 26, a collection of twenty-six people and their stories from communities in and around the marathon racecourses in Los Angeles, Boston, and Chicago who are chosen to symbolize each full mile of the race.
The Saucony 26 celebrates the runners' differences, as well as the running community's collective and passionate love of the sport. To learn more or nominate a runner visit: www.saucony.com/saucony26/nominate.aspx.
Peabody, Massachusetts located Saucony Inc is a leading global supplier of performance athletic footwear, apparel and accessories with its widely recognized brands Saucony, Saucony Originals, Hind and Spot-bilt. All Saucony Inc sports brands develop and manufacture technically advanced products that improvethe performance of active sports participants.