Lake Minnetonka Triathlon is proud to support local charities through swimming, biking, and running for a cause.
For 2019 we are partnering with the YMCA! Day camp is a wonderful place for children to escape to nature and enjoy fun outdoor activities, without being attached to a screen. The YMCA staff help kids learn new skills and build self-esteem while practicing the YMCA's core values.
The YMCA offers scholarships to help individuals and families access fun summer programs, like Camp Christmas Tree.
Can Do Canines helps enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs. Since 1989, they have been providing assistance dogs to people with disabilities, free of charge. Their fully-trained dogs, sometimes adopted from local shelters, are provided to people with mobility challenges, hearing impaired, seizure disorders, children with autism, and other conditions. Can Do Canines was our charity partner in 2018.
Our charity partner for 2017-Perspectives helps local mothers that are affected by poverty, addiction, trauma, or abuse. They do this by providing tools and access to resources to empower herself and rebuild her family in a healthy environment. They also help at-risk children with academics, better nutrition, summer recreation programs, student volunteering, and more.
The ICA Food Shelf offers local families in the West Metro Area hope by providing assistance in many areas. Since 1971, they have been providing food to families in need. More recently the organization has added programs around employment assistance and emergency financial assistance.