As a part of the Greenwich and Stamford communities, ONS selects opportunities to help local athletes and non-profit causes. This past weekend, ONS sponsored the Stamford Kic It Triathlon which benefits Kids in Crisis.
Founded in 1978, Kids in Crisis works to help children and parents that are experiencing any kind of crisis, such as abuse, fights, family issues and more. The organization has 2 emergency shelters that provide a safe, healing environment for up to 20 children every day. The services are free and available to anyone. Last year Kids in Crisis helped over 6,000 children.
Each year, Kids in Crisis holds several events to raise support for the cause. There are three main events, Cards for Kids, Kic It Triathlon and a golf tournament. This past Sunday, June 28th, the 6th Annual KIC IT Triathlon was held at Mill River Park. ONS has been a sponsor of the event for 3 years. We are thrilled to help out such a great cause. The ONS booth featured fun, educational games like “Spin to Win”, to test your orthopedic/neurosurgical and physical therapy knowledge, and “Lil Bones,” an iPad educational game for all ages! Event-goers left our booth with ONS goodie bags that included educational literature, hot/cold packs, beach balls and other fun items. The proceeds from the triathlon and the other events help support Kids in Crisis and all they do for the children in our area.
This year we were proud to cheer on one of our own in the race. Jason Solomon, PA-C competed and said that although the roads were wet with rain water, the race is always a good race for any triathlete. Congratulations Jason on a great race!