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I am asking you to join me on my journey to the finish line. Ironman’s motto is “Anything is possible” but for me, as a blind triathlete, it truly is impossible to do this alone. My dedicated guide, Dominic Bernardo, and I are doing everything we can to bring this dream to fruition, but the equipment and travel required for both of us to train and race at the Ironman World Championships is extremely expensive.
The sponsorship levels we have outlined for businesses and organizations. If there are things you would like to see included in this sponsorship package that aren’t included please don’t hesitate to ask us. In the spirit of sportsmanship, we want to create a true partnership with your organization and bring value back to you and your employees
Sponsorship and donation fees are tax deductible via the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) a 501(c)3 organization doing incredible things for the visually impaired community. 100% of the monies raised go directly to Michael Somson’s team and can only be used for approved athletic and travel expenses.
Ironman Kona is more than just the iconic triathlon race known around the world. This Ironman race is truly a special event for me. As a local Hawaiian boy, I grew up always dreaming of one day lining up on the start line in the waters of Kailua Bay, cycling on Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway, and of course, making the final turn of the run on to Ali’i Drive, heading for the finish line. A delay is not a denial, and Ironman has taught me a broken body does not mean a broken spirit . On October 8th, I am finally coming home to fulfill that dream.