Exceeding Expectations, a program in San Bernardino that serves an inner-city population, is designed to encourage at-risk kids to move their lives in a positive direction, using the sport of triathlon as the vehicle.
The goal is not to develop the kids into elite athletes, but rather to offer them opportunities to participate in a lifestyle that is healthy, goal-oriented and very unlike that which they experience in their everyday lives. We strive to replace negative influences with positive role models and to instill in the kids a powerful new discipline of setting measurable goals and working hard to achieve them.
Education **NEW** November 13, 2013: A new fund in our "EE Scholars" program has been created by Lee's former partner at Deloitte, Greg Seal. Greg is a longstanding and generous supporter of the kids, and he has now pledged $5,000 over the next five years for the Greg Seal Educational Development Fund. This money will be used to get kids into programs and activities that are not run by their schools but which we believe will be useful in furthering their education. This could include such things as a music conference or camp, leadership programs, tutoring or other outside assistance, test preparation, or any creative use that a kid comes up with that he can justify as supporting the goal of eventually going to college.
Read about the Blazeman Memorial Scholarship established by the Blais Family. To be conferred annually in memory of Jon "Blazeman" Blais, it will benefit our foundation and honor two outstanding older EE team members with college scholarships.
See photos of Marlene Samano graduating high school and junior college at the same time, with highest honors and as class salutatorian. You can also watch as she addresses the Class of 2012.
In the News:
"Great Expectations" in Triathlete Magazine, August, 2010
"One from the Heart" in Inside Triathlon Magazine, January, 2010 (winner of the 2010 Triathlon America
"Best Published Triathlon Article" award)
2013 events (click on a date to see photos; click "Events" on menu above for year-by-year lists)
January 20 Annual Swimathon & Runathon January 27 Highland YMCA 5K/10K/Half Marathon February 9-10 Tour de Palm Springs; Palm Springs 5k+Half Marathon February 24 Steelman Sprint Triathlon Challenge, Fontana March 2-3 Desert Triathlons, La Quinta April 21 Run Through Redlands 5K/10K and Half Marathon April 28 PossAbilities, Loma Linda June 8 Summer run (and bike) training June Graduation day for six EE team members August Letter "Then & Now" photos; summer training; new columnist September Letter Baseball; "Race for CAF"; special awards October 20 Challenged Athletes Foundation, La Jolla Oct. 25 & Nov. 10 Tram Road Run & Calabasas Classic 5k & 10K
June 30 Tinman Triathlon June-Sept Summer run training
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