News

May 12, 2014

Tri for Success Launches Program at KIPP Peace

Tri for Success, with support from The Forge for Families, has brought its program to KIPP Peace Elementary School. Ten students signed up and training began on Monday, May 12 with a dip in the pool.  Tri for Success is excited to be able to offer these students the opportunity to improve physical fitness while learning valuable life skills.

KIPP Peace students on the first day of pool training.

KIPP Peace students on the first day of pool training.

 

May 18, 2013

3 More Team Members Complete Their First Triathlon!!

Three of our youth completed their first triathlon on May 18th.  The race was part of the Kiwanis Youth Triathlon Series and was the first race of the 2013 series.  All three finished in the top ten of their respective age groups.  Moreover, when asked what was the biggest lesson learned during the race all 3 stated persistence.  Congratulations to these team members and we look forward to the next race in June.

January 18, 2013

Tri for Success celebrates its first anniversary!

Everyone at Tri for Success was very excited to celebrate its first anniversary in January.  We had many wonderful accomplishments our first year and are very well positioned to have a very successful second year.  Special thanks to all of those who helped make this happen, including our Board members, volunteers, youth participants, families, donors and partnering organizations.

 

August 12, 2012

Jared Simmons and Valor Carter make history!!

They competed in and completed their first Triathlon at the 2nd Annual Texas Kids Tri held in Houston, Texas.  Both young many prepared many months for this moment and were very proud of their acomplishment.  When they were asked, “What lessons did you learn today?” they laughed and said there were so many, but the most important was to “never give up”.  We are very proud of these young men and look forward to much future success for them.  They are very excited to improve on their performance at the next event.

June 2, 2012

Youth Race to Raise Money for Diabled Veterans.

3 of our youth raced in the Impact a Hero 5K race on Saturday, June 2, 2012.  This was the first time any of them ran a race of this distance and they were very excited to complete the race.  One individual finished 6th out of 34 in her age group and the other 2 finished in the top half of their respective age groups.  More importantly, the youth and Tri for Success were very proud to help raise funds for our diabled veterans who have served our country in the most honorable way. To learn more about Impact a Hero please visit www.impactahero.org.

February 21, 2012.

Elves and More Donates 15 Bicycles and Helmets to Tri for Success.

On February 21st, Tri for Success received word that the Board of Director of Elves and More approved donating 15 bicycles and helmets to Tri for Success.  Rebecca Roberts, the Executive Director of Elves and more lead the effort to make this happen.  “The support from Rebecca and the Elves and More organization has been absolutely phenomenal”, said Craig Domeracki, President and Founder of Tri for Success.  “This came at a critical time for our group in Houston because none of the youth in this group owned or had access to a bicycle.” Elves & More is dedicated to “changing lives-one bike at a time!”  They focus on at-risk children living in Greater Houston, an eight-county area in which 330,000 children live in poverty.  A few years ago, they made an important discovery. They learned that by giving bicycles to impoverished children they could dramatically change their lives by helping them stay in school and out of trouble while improving their health. To learn more about Elves and More please visit www.ElvesAndMore.org

January 18, 2012

Tri for Success launches first site in Houston, Texas!!

 

January 5, 2012

Tri for Success and Forge for Families announce Alliance.

On  January 5th, Tri for Success and Forge for Families announced an alliance to launch the Tri for Success initiative in the 3rd Ward of Houston.  Tri for Success will work with the Forge to recruit the youth for the program and then Tri for Success will implement and lead the program.  Craig Domeracki from Tri for Success and Craig Whitlock from the Forge are very excited to launch the program and look forward to a long and very successful partnership.  “This is a tremendous beginning to our national effort to work with the youth throughout the country and we look forward to a long and very beneficial relationship with the Forge”, said Mr. Domeracki. Craig Whitlock, the Forge’s Executive Director, states that “TFS is the most innovative athletic, non-profit organization focused on building character in at-risk populations. The Forge for Families is grateful to be one of their partners.”  Moreover, he explains that “The TFS method of challenging young adults in at-risk areas encourages discipline and honor in a manner unlike other athletic programs.  For this reason, TFS has quickly become an indispensable partner of The Forge for Families.” The Forge for Families is strategically located in the most disadvantaged section of Houston, Texas, to serve the Second and Third Wards.  The Forge is intent on serving as watchmen in the inner-city by holistically addressing the needs of our community and encouraging children and adults through children’s programming (educational & athletic), practical parent training, pre-marital and marital counseling, and economic development which includes personal financial management and employment. To learn more about the Forge for Families please visit www.forgeforfamilies.org