- Provide a support umbrella for disabled children wanting to participate in events including, but not limited to, triathlons, marathons and cycling.
- Provide positive opportunities to individuals and their families normally unable to complete these events on their own. These will provide lasting memories for those involved.
- Enrich lives, empower individuals, and increase societal awareness to child disabilities and the importance of improved quality of life through activity and competition.
Team Kid Courage is dedicated to helping children with disabilities participate in sporting and other active events notwithstanding their physical limitations. Loving parents are increasingly finding ways to enhance their child’s quality of life by providing participation in diverse sporting experiences. It is equally important for able-bodied people to help these children attain normally unreachable goals. Team Kid Courage employs its diverse experience in sports from triathlons to paragliding. Our mission is to encourage, support and provide financial assistance so that disabled children might enjoy a sense of accomplishment through competition and thrill seeking. We are convinced these activities enrich all participants lives.
Allan Sumnall was born and raised in Canada. After studying history and teaching he moved into business. He began cycling in 2010 to get in shape. He has done both long riding events and triathlons including a half ironman. Allan is the managing partner at SBR Cycles. He is married and has three boys.
Jason Hawks was born and raised in Salt Lake City Utah and grew up loving sports and the outdoors. In 2010 that passion was turned to cycling and cyclocross. He has completed the LOTOJA race seven times and races in the top level of the UTCX and P-Town cyclocross series. Jason is married with two beautiful girls. He is currently the General Manager of Larry H Miller Chevrolet Provo.
Amber is a business owner and has worked with people with disabilities since she was in college in a variety of capacities. She has always had a great love for people. Amber is also a triathlete and a member of the SBR Cycles/ Larry H. Miller Ford Provo Elite Triathlon Team. Amber has been racing in triathlons since 2009 and has fallen in love with the sport. She is a driving force behind Team Kid Courage.
Eric Pearson is a graduate of Harvard Law School and president of Pearson Law, P.C., a Salt Lake City law firm specializing in business transactions. Eric grew up in Southern California running track and cross country. He picked up marathoning and trail running in his 30s and has now run 29 marathons, including the Boston Marathon (6 times) and the New York Marathon. He loves the positive energy and camaraderie involved in running events and is excited about sharing the joy and accomplishment of these experiences with the children and families who participate with Team Kid Courage.
Dan Aamodt has been involved in Endurance Sports for over 22 years and has participated in hundred of events. Dan has a career in event management and fundraising. Dan was a VP of Business Development in Pine Valley. In 2013 his company D. Aamodt LLC purchased TriUtah, Utah’s largest multisport event management company. Dan is excited to bring his event and fundraising knowledge to Team Kid Courage.
Carla was raised in Chicago and loved every minute growing up in a big city. Carla has 4 children and two beautiful grandchildren. She is the mother of a special needs son, Reese, who has participated in over 90 races. She has built great relationships with race directors across the state as she has advocated for her son in participating in events. Through this she has found her passion in being involved in the special needs community. She loves helping other parents of children with special needs as they navigate this “interesting” world with a special needs child. Helping other parents brings her joy and lasting friendships.
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