Race4Chase is coming to the Newtown Community Center this summer. 29 locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island are hosting kids triathlon camps in honor of a boy killed on 12-14.
Chase Kowalski had competed in his first youth triathlon just months before the shooting at Sandy Hook School. Rebecca Kowalski says she and her husband, Steve, started Race4Chase because they wanted to honor their son’s memory with something that focused on families, health and wellness.
Two dozen managers of New England community centers and YMCAs made formal commitments yesterday at the Newtown Community Center to host the free Race4Chase camps to train kids in swimming, biking and running. 11 Race4Chase camps are also planned in South Carolina.
The Kowalskis say the letters of agreements mean more than 1,000 kids will be able to participate in free, six-week camps that each culminate with a USA Triathlon-sanctioned event.