Pictured above (L-R): Michael Tarwater, Chief Executive Officer of Atrium Health; Dale Polsky; Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers linebacker; Ann Tarwater; and Larry Polsky, Director of the Leon Levine Foundation.

On Sunday, May 31, the Sandra and Leon Levine Jewish Community Center hosted the 4th Annual Kids Triathlon, which raised more than $68,000 to benefit pediatric rehabilitative services at Levine Children’s Hospital and the Adaptive Sports and Adventures Program (ASAP) at Carolinas Rehabilitation.

kids tri participants_2014_at the pool

Sandra and Leon Levine of the Leon Levine Foundation, as well as foundation director Larry Polsky, congratulated the young fundraisers and their families for their valiant efforts, which were matched by the Leon Levine Foundation with a $15,000 grant. The 190 youth triathletes were also congratulated for their fundraising success by Michael Tarwater, Atrium Health Chief Executive Officer, and Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers linebacker and Levine Children’s Hospital advocate.

During the event, children of all ages and athletic abilities once again had the unique opportunity to swim, bike, and run side by side, including many participants in ASAP, a program designed to challenge individuals with physical disabilities to develop skills that will lead to and enhance an active and productive lifestyle.



ASAP participant_2014 kids triSpecial thanks to the Sandra and Leon Levine Foundation, and to the leading event sponsors: Mann Travels, Sketchers, Precor, Bob Mayberry Hyundai, and UCS.