Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sports Illustrated Greatness In Sports

I received this email from my cousin Joe Beimfohr.
I thought I would pass it along.

Dear friends,

I am happy to announce that I have been nominated as one of three finalists in the Sports Illustrated Greatness in Sports contest. I am asking for your support by way of your vote in the contest.

Many of you I know and some I only know through Facebook or by some other means. I was wounded while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq in July of 2005. I later was introduced to the sport of handcycling and have found great joy in competition and teaching the sport to newly injured veterans. As a believer in paying it forward, I have agreed to donate half of my winnings to the Achilles Freedom Team.

The Achilles Freedom Team is a chapter of Achilles International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that is composed entirely of wounded veterans. Achilles pays all costs for these wounded warriors to participate and travel to major marathons across the country.

Please take 5 minutes of your time to vote and help me give back to the sport that has meant so much to me during my recovery. The more votes I receive = the more money I can donate to this worthy charity.

Yours in sport,
Joe Beimfohr
-We make war so that we may live in peace- 

P.S. You can vote once a day if you feel so inclined :). Contest ends November 14th. Please post the contest link on your Facebook page or Twitter feeds, and feel free to forward this email to your friends to help generate as many votes as possible. I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much for your time and support.


Lisa said...

marking my calendar to vote every day!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I didn't know we could vote everyday!!!! Yikes.

George said...

Thanks for posting this. I grew up near Chicago, so voting more than once seems perfectly reasonable.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

This is awesome, I hope he wins!

Snooty Primadona said...

I'm in.... Our daughter's high school boyfriend lost a leg in Afghanistan & he's been going strong ever since. You just can't keep some people down...