Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Big Week!

Noelly on stage with Laila Ali!
i-tri Girls with Abby Wambach
The i-tri Girls were invited to attend the Women's Sports Foundations Annual Salute to Women in Sports Gala in NYC!  our own Noelly Martinez was chosen to tell her amazing story of TRI-umph on stage with the beautiful Laila Ali!  The girls were able to meet inspirational olympic and professional female athletes, such as soccer great Abby Wambach and Billy Jean King, the founder of the WSF!  

Monday, July 25, 2011


In March 15 new girls joined the i-tri alumni girls and started on a journey that would lead them to the finish line of a youth distance triathlon.  Along the way- the girls forged strong bonds, opened their minds and hearts to new ways of thinking and seeing the world and tested the limits of their courage and strength.  Yesterday all who witnessed this AMAZING group of young women- in their team uniforms- bravely entering the water of Gardners Bay and swimming the daunting distance of 300 yards, biking 7 miles and running 1.5 miles, were moved and inspired by their accomplishment!  Yesterday these girls proved to themselves, their friends and families that they could do ANYTHING that they put their minds and hearts into!  Even though i-tri is about competing in a triathlon- the true benefits go way further than one race-along the way- they have become confident, self assured young women who can not wait to mentor the next group of i-tri girls! 
Abby Roden i-tri Alumni crossing the finish line with teammate Camilla Tucci- tying for 1st place out of the i-tri girls!  A true example of i-tri spirit and camaraderie!
The i-tri program was made possible by grants from:
The Women's Sports Foundation, GoGirlGo!  www.womenssportsfoundation.org
The East Hampton Healthcare Foundation  www.easthamptonhealthcare.org
Simple Works Foundation www.simpleworksfoundation.org
Long Island Fund for Women & Girls www.lifwg.org
as well as donations & inkind support from local businesses such as:
The East Hampton RECenter YMCA
East Hampton Rotary Club
Montauk Bike Shop
Paddle Diva

i-tri is so grateful for all of this support!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Race day is just two days away- this Sunday- July 24th at 8am- the former non-athletes will cross a finish line and will be able to proclaim - I AM A TRIATHLETE!!!!  This amazing group of young women have been training their body, minds and spirits since March and are READY TO TRI!!!  Along the way they have discovered hidden talents, they have DREAMED BIG and used affirmations and visualization to get them through choppy water- up steep hills and across the finish line!  Last night they did a run through of the entire race and finished feeling "SO PUMPED!"  We celebrated with a bonfire on the beach!  And today after visiting Dr Aponte at the Wellness Center at Southampton Hospital for our follow up physicals- we went PADDLE BOARDING with Gina and Paddle Divas!!! 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Vision Boards & Natural Running

The girls have been working to create their own VISION BOARDS and today a few of them shared their creations.  When describing their boards- the girls used affirmative- present tense language- I AM Lucky, I LOVE MY LIFE, I DREAM BIG, I HAVE a CUTE BOYFRIEND, etc...

Later today, the girls received an AMAZING gift from Newton Running who sent each of the i-tri girls a pair of brand new Newton Running Shoes!!!  We took the bus into town to Gubbins Running Ahead, a Newton distributor, where we were joined by Michael Blanchard from Newton who came out from Colorado to teach the girls about "Natural Running."

He actually had the girls take off their shoes and run barefoot to get the sensation of running naturally and the proper"foot strike" which is achieved when wearing Newton Running Shoes.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

i-tri Receives a $10,000 Grant from Simple Works Foundation!

i-tri Girls depositing their “Big Check” at Bridgehampton National Bank,
also featured: Andrew Hellman, BNB Customer Service Associate (back row)
and Gisella Recalde, BNB Commercial Loan Officer
and I-TRI Board Member.(far right)

i-tri recently received a $10,000 grant from Simple Works Foundation which is based in East Hampton. This generous grant helps provide the necessary equipment & training for twenty three young women (ages 11-15) from Springs School who are currently enrolled in the program and are in-training for the 2011 Maidstone Park Youth Triathlon on July 24th. This grant will also enable i-tri to pursue plans to bring the program to other school districts in 2012.