The Tri to Make A Difference Triathlon is coming up on September 8th at Lake Tanglewood.  It is a fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network.  However, coming up before this wonderful day of endurance and strength to raise money to help the kids in the Panhandle they are having a raffle.

When: Saturday, August 18th 10-8pm

Where: Walmart, 45th and Coulter

What: CMN Tri Raffle

You will be able to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win:

  • A Taste of Amarillo package where the winner can eat out once a week for a year - includes certificates from local restaurants valued at over $1,000,
  • A ½ ct tw diamond necklace from Barnes Jewelry valued at $790,
  • Oakley sunglasses from Natalie’s Eyewear Boutique valued at $290,
  • A chiropractic package valued at over $350 from Dr. Jennings Smith
  • A 39” Emerson LCD flat screen television from the Coulter Walmart valued at $328.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20

What was the inspiration for the  Tri to Make A Difference Triathlon?

The inspiration for this event came about in May of 2005, with the birth of Thomas “Bo” Boyce Lynch, who was born with a rare and currently untreatable seizure disorder. He spent the first two months of his life in the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) supported Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospital in Amarillo. Inspired by the compassion of the CMN telethon and the amazing impact CMN was able to make in their lives, the Lynches and their friends, through a letter writing cam-paign, sought sponsorship to participate in a charity triathlon in McKinney, Texas, raising just over $23,000 for CMN of Amarillo. Motivated by their efforts, CMN board members and volunteers have worked tirelessly to pro-vide Amarillo and the Panhandle community with a similar event: The Lake Tanglewood: Tri to Make a Difference Sprint Triathlon, which to date has raised over $300,000. 100% of the proceeds raised from this event benefit the Panhandle’s sick and needy children. Bringing the Triath-lon home to Lake Tanglewood allowed our community, as well as local and regional businesses, to participate in this faith inspiring event.

For more information about the Tri To Make A Difference Triathlon CLICK HERE.