You can find people helping others go further than they ever would have thought they could in front of many events throughout northeast Wisconsin this summer. The latest example of this was during the Algoma Shanty Days 5K, where about 40 volunteer angels accompanied approximately a half dozen captains on the course, pushing them to cover the 3.1-mile course. The captains often have diverse physical and cognitive abilities, requiring volunteers to guide them or push them in wheelchairs while running, tow them while cycling, and even pull them while swimming. MyTeamTriumph’s David Konshak says the support they receive is important because of the work they do behind the scenes to make these opportunities happen.
MyTeamTriumph has captains lined up to participate in nine other events throughout the state the rest of the year, including two in the Green Bay area. You can click this link to learn more about how you can volunteer to be their angel. The organization is also hosting a charity dinner at Homestead Kitchen and Tap in Algoma on Wednesday, August 23rd. The restaurant’s owners, the Ebert Family, have a strong connection to the organization because of their late daughter/sister Brittany, who participated in MyTeamTriumph events as a captain for three years.