Angels Training to Help Captains

Published 07/25 2014 09:23AM

Updated 07/25 2014 12:57PM


This weekend's Packers 5K run is going to showcase some area racers who wouldn't be able to cross the finish line without the help of others.  This partnership is something a couple of months in the making.  

“A bunch of us decided to jump in and give a little bit back,” says Feeco International’s Kerry Dunn.

My Team Triumph takes people with disabilities, who are called "Captains" and helps them compete in different running events and triathlons.

For the Packers 5K, My Team Triumph started up a corporate challenge called the "Re:find" program.

“I knew I wanted to get involved and this was the perfect outlet being able to do this with work,” says Festival Food’s Lauren Lindsey.

The Re:find program encourages area business leaders to be an example in their organization, by combining community service with wellness.

“Number one is the team work and just being able to meet everybody has really been awesome for me,”Lauren says.

These "Angels" as they are called, participated in boot camp workouts and weekly training runs with the captains.

“I'm just looking forward to enjoying the time with the people and hopefully see a lot of smiles from the captains as they cross the finish line,” says Kerry.

Local 5 is one of those businesses taking part in the Re:find program with Local 5 This Morning’s Rich Klindworth being one of those angels.

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