Why a Kids Tri?
The Sandra and Leon Levine Jewish Community Center (LJCC) is hosting the 2nd annual Youth Triathlon on June 2nd to benefit rehabilitation programs at Levine Childrens Hospital (LCH) and the Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program (ASAP.) This special event is about more than just good, fun athletic competition it is about giving back. It is about children of all ages and cultural backgrounds swimming, biking, and running to help other children working to get back to doing those same activities.
Who it Benefits?
The Levine JCC Youth Triathlon will directly support the rehabilitation programs at Levine Childrens Hospital. These programs are available to infants and children of all walks of life. After a child suffers a significant injury or illness, they often need inpatient rehabilitation services to regain the strength and functional skills necessary to return home or to school. Levine Childrens Hospital provides the regions only comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services for children and adolescents who have experienced a debilitating illness or injury. With a continuity of care that is unparalleled, LCH offers high level of care outpatient programs.
After release from the hospital, LCH patients have the opportunity to participate in the Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program, which is a part of Carolinas Rehabilitation. This program, open to anyone in the community, is designed to challenge youth (and adults) with physical disabilities to develop skills that will lead to and enhance an active and productive lifestyle one without barriers.
The Levine Jewish Community Center is honored to host this event. In addition to the participation of children from the Charlotte community, there will be patients from the Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program racing in the triathlon as well.