Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club
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Braxton Bokos of Oak Brook, Illinois is no ordinary 13 year old when it comes to the Sport of Triathlon.  Even though he is only 13 years old and should be racing the youth events, he has stepped it up and has been racing with adults since he was 8.  One of his first accomplishments was being the youngest one to ever finish an Olympic distance Triathlon  "Leon's Worlds Fastest Triathlon" at age 9. 

Braxton will set out to conquer Chicago Triathlon's first-ever “Quad” competition, including the Chicago Kids Tri’ + Triple Challenge racing over 64.09 total miles race weekend!   This journey will take place August 25th and 26th in the beautiful scenic Downtown Chicago, swimming in Lake Michigan, biking on the iconic Lake Shore Drive, and running on the energetic pathways leading him to the finish near Buckingham Fountain.  Saturday races will consist of the Kids Tri followed by the SuperSprint.  Sunday he will be racing the Olympic followed by the Sprint. 

Braxton will be racing and raising awereness for Dare2Tri in hopes to help furnish new equipment for their program.  Some examples of what is needed is listed below.

  • $10-90 covers the cost of tires and tubes for the adaptive bikes and racing chairs
  • $50 covers the cost of tri kit for an athlete
  • $25 covers the entry fee for an athlete to attend Multisport Clinic
  • $100 covers a race entry for one athlete for one race or one race kit for an athlete
  • $300 covers the registration for one athlete at the Paratriathlon Training Camp
  • $500 covers the travel and lodging for an athlete to race at Paratriathlon Nationals
  • $2500 covers the cost of a youth adaptive bicycle
  • $4000 covers the cost of one racing wheelchair
  • $4500 completes the New Youth Swim Program for 2018
  • $3000 covers the cost of a tandem bicycle
  • $6000 covers the cost of a racing hand bicycle

Your donations to Dare2Tri will give him the added motivation to finish this Event and support this worthy cause.

Thank you to his supporters throughout this journey





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ABOUT 2017 Race2Raise

Raising Funds and Awareness for Dare2tri - ONE SUPPORTS MANY

Dare2tri's Race2Raise program is comprised of athletes who want to make their race(s) more meaningful by supporting many! Athletes raise funds and awareness for Dare2tri by competing in triathlons, endurance races, or any type of race throughout the season.

All funds raised go directly to Dare2tri to support our athletes with physcial disabilities and visual impairments and our programs. Many individuals with disabilities have expensive medical bills, and adaptive sports equipment is not covered by insurance. At Dare2tri, we believe that by remaining active, athletes build confidence, autonomy, and self-worth in both sports and in other areas of life. We empower athletes to believe they can do anything they set their mind to. The finish line is just the beginning. 

About Dare2tri: Launched in 2011, Dare2tri works with athletes of all ages and all ability levels from beginner to elite. We serve youth, adults, and injured service members who have a physical disability such as amputation, spinal cord injury, stroke, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and those with visual impairments and blindness. Dare2tri is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more, visit us at www.dare2tri.org.

Name Date Amount Comments
Christine Hotchkin 09/22/2017 $50.00 We are all proud of you Braxton.
Nicole Cartier 09/12/2017 $100.00 Rock on Braxton!
Vince Gurzo 09/11/2017 $50.00  
Angela Dygdon 08/30/2017 $100.00 Braxton, what a great cause, you are an inspiration! Honored to have been able to train and race with you. Can't wait to see the great things you do in life!
Laurie Olsen 08/30/2017 $50.00 Way to go Braxton!
Ben and Nate Harris 08/29/2017 $50.00 Great job Braxton!
Amy & Doug Kaplan 08/29/2017 $50.00 Way to go Brax!! You are an inspiration for all!!
Stacy Mccarty 08/29/2017 $50.00  
Stacee Seay 08/28/2017 $100.00 Im honored and totally inspired Braxton! Keep being that #OneInspiresMany!
Katie Dumford 08/28/2017 $100.00 It was an honor racing with you this weekend. You are an inspiration and have chosen a great cause!
Pete & Michele Bokos 08/27/2017 $300.00 Go Brax!!
Holly and Spiros Rakos 08/27/2017 $75.00 Way to go Braxton! You are inspiring! Awesome racing this weekend. Congrats!
The Bruns Girls 08/27/2017 $40.00 Incredible accomplishment, Braxton! We love that you are helping Dare2Tri!
Anonymous Donor 08/26/2017 $65.00  
Tom Thomas 08/25/2017 $50.00 #NeverStop
Jill Quinones 08/25/2017 $50.00 Go be awesome, Braxton!
Alexis Bokos 08/25/2017 $64.09 Good luck Brax! i cant wait to come out and cheer you on! you inspire all of us to work hard for our goal! love you!
Nick Gaughan 08/25/2017 $50.00 Braxton - you are a BEAST!!! Good luck this weekend bud, can't wait to see all the hard work pay off!
Todd Gordon 08/24/2017 $100.00  
William Geiler 08/23/2017 $100.00  
Deborah P Crone 08/23/2017 $100.00 Way to go, Braxton! We are all behind you! Debbie crone
Dave and Jen Desjardins 08/23/2017 $50.00 Way to go Braxton! You are amazing!
Elizabeth Moore 08/23/2017 $25.00 Have fun!! The moore family
Sam & Beth Winterbottom 08/23/2017 $50.00 Good Luck, Braxton!! You're an amazing young man - and an inspiration to us all.
Danielle Schumacher 08/22/2017 $25.00  
Steven Vargas 08/22/2017 $100.00  
Jack O'Neil 08/21/2017 $100.00 Looking forward to cheering you on and racin alongside you this weekend! You're the man! ~Jack (Dare2tri youth development team, above knee amputee)
Maria and George Kapusta 08/20/2017 $200.00 Braxton, Remember to have fun. You remind us of your dad with that determination. We are proud of you and so impressed with your accomplishments.
Susan and Barry Orenstein 08/19/2017 $100.00  
Jeffrey E Tallard 08/18/2017 $200.00 Good luck Braxton!!!!!!
Kathy Brown 08/18/2017 $100.00  
Adriana Jamet 08/17/2017 $45.00 Go Brax Go! With love, Adriana + Leonie
Joan Hanna 08/17/2017 $100.00 Donation is in honor of Braxton Bokhos who is a participant in the race. Please notify him of our donation.
David Cohen 08/17/2017 $100.00 Swim Bike Run
Joe Kapusta 08/17/2017 $50.00 A day in a race is a day out of the store! :P
Mary Larsen 08/17/2017 $50.00 Love you and so very proud of you Braxton. I'll be cheering you on the whole way!!
Bart Connelly 08/16/2017 $50.00 Good luck Braxton!!!
Nicole Jeannides 08/16/2017 $20.00 We are so proud of you Braxton! Love, Aunt Colie, Bear, Phoenix and Timothy
Duane Gordon 08/16/2017 $100.00 Good luck Brax !!
Keri Serota 08/15/2017 $64.09 So honored to have you conquer this amazing challenge on behalf of the Dare2tri athletes! Thank you!!
Lisa Simon 08/15/2017 $50.00 Yay Brax, you're a superstar!!!!!
Stephen Morcos 08/15/2017 $100.00 Good Luck!
David Berins 08/15/2017 $300.00  
  Total $3,673.18  
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