Established in 1997, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) recognizes the athleticism of people with physical challenges and provides them with exceptional sports opportunities and encourages their success in sports and in life. The Dodge brand, Chrysler Group, LLC and its employees are inspired by these remarkable athletes, their grit and determination and their athletic achievements.
Through its various fundraising programs, races and events, CAF has enabled tens of thousands of physically challenged athletes worldwide not only make it to the starting line, but to compete and succeed in their chosen athletic endeavors while at the same time inspiring a new generation to realize they have no limits.
CAF signature fundraising events include the San Diego Triathlon Challenge, A Celebration of Heroes, Heart & Hope, Tour de Cove, 5K Fitness Walk, CAF Cycling Challenges and the Million Dollar Challenge. In fact, Chrysler Group LLC employee Marc Henretta has participated in the Million Dollar Challenge for the past three years.
As a global partner and official vehicle of the CAF, Dodge wholeheartedly supports the Foundations mission. “Like the Dodge brand, the challenged athlete refuses to live life in the slow lane, said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO of Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.”
Dodge believes every person has the right to pursue an athletic lifestyle, and the brand continues to fulfill its promise for physically challenged athletes through its close relationship with CAF and major sponsorship of the Foundation and its events.
“Its a privilege for the Challenged Athletes Foundation to partner with Dodge,” said Virginia Tinley, CAF’s Executive Director. ”We share a passion for providing an innovative and quality product, or in our case, service, to people to improve lives.”
Just as Dodge vehicles are synonymous with grit, determination and perseverance, so too are the athletes CAF supports.
CAF needs your support, as well. You can a difference in the lives of challenged athletes by volunteering, shopping at the online store or joining CAF yourself. To get involved, simply click here.