We are inviting our community to help us change the world and raise the ceiling, for people like Chris, by contributing and sponsoring Chris's journey to Ironman Hawaii.
Due to his special needs, Chris requires more than the average person to prepare, train, and travel to Hawaii more than once. He must travel with Dan and several support people. Chris requires specialized equipment and requires a lot more on-location training time, in order to give him time to acclimate to the heat and prepare for the race. All of this comes at a cost, those costs are worth it because Chris is changing the narrative around what is possible for people like him. There is a world of people that have been told that "they would not amount too much" that Chris represents when he races. This race will finally put to rest the low expectations put on people with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities! This is more than a race, this is a test of the barriers of what is possible.
If you would like to join Team Nikic and supporting Chris and Dan, please donate!
Click on the link below to see Chris and Dan's reaction to being invited to Kona Hawaii to compete alongside the best Ironman competitors in the world! ( it is so cute!)
Invite to Kona Hawaii Video
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