Seattle Athletes to Run 50 Mile Ultra-marathon To Raise Funds For TAP America
Non-Profit Organization Encourages Americans to Be Physically Active, Practice Tolerance and Buy Products Made in the USA
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 16, 2011
TAP America, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening America and its citizens, today announced that Seattle residents Mike Hardin and Noal Cattone have registered to run the grueling 50 miles (82K) 30th Le Grizz Fifty Mile Ultra-marathon to promote physical fitness and to help raise funds and awareness for the organization.
This race takes place on October 8th, 2011 and the course traverses rough mountainous terrain through the forest and the back country of Hungry Horse, Montana. Donations to help sponsor Mike and Noal can be made via the TAP America Website to help these athletes on their quest to overcome this challenge and join the ranks of the physically elite who have completed this grueling ultra-marathon.
“One of our goals as an organization is to encourage citizens to push themselves out of their comfort zones in order to reach their goals, to strengthen their body, mind and their country,” says Richard L. Tso, executive director of TAP America. “We believe that the physical strength and mental discipline that Mike and Noal will need to assert during this race is symbolic of the strength we as a nation need right now to remain competitive domestically and in the global arena.”
“This race requires a lot of preparation, both mentally and physically,” states Mike Hardin, owner of mikefitness in Seattle, WA. “As a physical trainer I work with my clients to help them achieve their fitness goals including weight loss, strength training, cardiovascular conditioning and rehabilitation. This race is a way for me to continue to challenge myself all while supporting a great cause like TAP America.”
According to race partner Noal Cattone, owner of ANCPT Physical Therapy in Seattle, “Le Grizz is a great way to test my abilities on a yearly basis. As co-owner of a physical therapy practice, personal trainer, former rock-climbing instructor and back country trip-leader, I am up to the challenge.”
TAP America was recently featured in the July issue of American Fitness Magazine for their work promoting a healthy lifestyle through family fitness. They believe that a family that plays together, stays together and provides multimedia content including exercise videos, fitness articles and tips for how to keep fit at all stages of life on their website.
“Our nation is experiencing a time of great economic stress at the hand of competing nations like China,” says Mark Bloome, founder of TAP America. We believe that supporting Mike and Noal sends a message that Americans will continue to fight and have the strength to maintain our position of moral leadership to keep the light of liberty lit for the world. We believe that we, as Americans, need to take inspiration from Mike and Noal and demonstrate that we have the grit and endurance to buy American, practice tolerance, and keep physically fit.”
For more information about TAP America or to make a donation, please visit http://www.tapamerica.org.
About TAP America
TAP America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing and strengthening America and its citizens. Founded in 2010, TAP embodies what it means to be American by promoting patriotism, tolerance and Americanism through education and multimedia educational programs. The tenets of TAP encourage people to be physically active, embrace equality and support the American economy by purchasing products made in America. TAP America Founder Mark Bloome created the organization out of love for his country and its people and a desire to promote patriotism, free from political and economic self-interest. For more information about TAP America or to volunteer please visit http://www.tapamerica.org.
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