Inspired by gratitude for the support she received as a young athlete, a former Vanier grad is attempting to raise $3,250 through her latest athletic endeavour to benefit KidSport Comox Valley.
On July 24, Alyson Schmidt will be competing in the Ironman Canada triathlon being held in Whistler. But for Schmidt, it’s more than a race – it’s the culmination of a personal project of passion that benefits young girls in sport.
“As a kid growing up in the Valley I was able to participate in all sorts of sports because of the great support from my family, and sports has always been a huge positive influence in my life,” she says. “But for some kids, getting the chance to play organized sports isn’t an option. So I decided to start a project that would not only encourage me to train for an Ironman but would also benefit those kids.”