A caused-based pursuit of endurance finish lines
OBJECTIVE OF WINTALITY RACING
The goal of the initiative is multifaceted. Through proceeds from Baylor’s Books and Apparel plus community support and donations, we accomplish specific goals. We provide entry fees, custom race uniforms, and pre/post meal races at selected events for children in underserved markets. We provide a framework of a team to help children realize they are not alone. We grant each child the feeling of self-accomplishment through health and fitness in completing a race with fans cheering them on. Most importantly, we want to help encourage kids to keep their eyes focused on the finish lines in life and continue to live life as champions.
THE BACK STORY
For the past few years as a triathlete and endurance athlete, I’ve been an advocate of cause-based racing, using my platform to spread awareness for great causes and provide opportunities for others. This started the time I competed in my first triathlon eight years ago with my Race 4 Dreams campaign.
My next featured campaign was the Pink PaladinIronman campaign which allowed me to share the stories of women who had fought, beat, or passed away from Breast Cancer for the months leading up to my first Ironman 70.3 and allowed me to print the names of all the women whose stories I shared on my uniform so we could all cross the finish line together.
The point is, I’ve always believed we should never do anything for ourselves, but instead always seek to help others through our actions and personal goals. Over the years I’ve raced for several causes, ultimately leading to the cause I’m most passionate about…
BRIDGING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP
I believe in equal opportunity. I also realize that there are many with equal potential, but lack opportunity. Growing up, I was fortunate to play on great sports teams that allowed me the opportunity to travel, compete, and gain valuable new experiences. The art of competition + experience shaped the mindset I have today. I wanted to provide that opportunity to others but knew I couldn’t do it alone.
EVOLUTION OF WINTALITY RACING
In 2018, I partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters, to provide racing opportunities to children in Dallas/Ft Worth who lived in underserved markets.
The before the Dallas Marathon, which I was entered to participate in, we provided the opportunity for dozens of local kids to race, free of charge for themselves and their guardian/sponsor, in the Dallas Marathon Kid’s Races, a 400m, 800m, one-mile or 5k race. Each child got to experience the thrill of crossing a fan-filled finish line and earn a medal and enjoy an inspirational conversation and post-race healthy meal….
But more importantly, the children got to benefit from being a part of a Team. There are so many life lessons that teamwork can teach you and we felt it was important to add a team aspect to the cause. I’ve always taken pride in the eccentric, custom jerseys I wear for each race I compete in. We gifted a custom hand-cut and sewn long sleeve compression jersey to each Kid that participates in Wintality Racing. Not a replica or a t-shirt, each child competed in an authentic Wintality race uniform with the exact high-quality materials used in my jersey to meet my performance demands when racing.