As we reflect on 2019, we are grateful and humbled by the generous support of Speed For Need’s mission to raise awareness and foster inclusion of those with special needs through participation in athletic events.
2019 was a year of marked growth in equipment, events, and impact. We expanded our fleet of racing chairs to nine and we purchased an additional trailer to accommodate multiple events outside of Charlotte. We participated in 38 events with 102 track commanders and countless volunteers. And we had the opportunity to engage and collaborate with diverse groups with shared interests.
Our Track Commanders are at the heart of everything we do. But we could not perform our mission without your financial support and myriad hours of volunteered time. So many people have selflessly contributed to Speed For Need – we cannot thank you enough for enriching the lives of our Track Commanders and their families through participation in athletic events.
Looking forward, we are on firm footing to engage with a diverse special needs community through shared fitness events. We are just beginning to see the different ways Speed For Need can have broader, deeper impact. So if you haven’t already, come join us at an upcoming event and ask yourself, Who Pushes Who?
Please download the full 2019 Year in Review!
|Kevin Young||Will Far||Jon Downie||Rick Gambs||Scott Johnson|
|Co-Founder & Executive Director||Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer||Director of Operations||Director of Community Outreach||Director of Logistics|