Care2tri
4128 Linwood Street
Sarasota FL 34232
Mission
Care2Tri is a non-profit committed to serving differently-abled people by fundraising for their daily needs and partnering with these individuals in endurance events across the United States.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Mr Greg Gerard Simony
Board Chair Affiliation GMS direct
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2011
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Mar 2018
State Registration Yes Jan 2018
Financial Summary
 
 
IRS Letter of Determination
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Impact Statement
Care 2 Tri has taken part in over 150 races in the last seven years and teamed up with over 150 disabled athletes in 5 states. We have also created Living Beyond Me, a program in which a number of applicants are selected to work towards improving their mind, body, and spirit through physical betterment and volunteer work for the Cerebral Palsy Center.
Additionally, through our Together We ARE and Cause U Care Virtual 5k programs, we have sucessfully raised funds for local families with disabilities to meet their medical or transportation needs.
Finally, we were the focus charity for the national production of The Revolution 3 Triathlon Florida television show. 
Needs Statement
In order to continue to impact differently-abled individuals, our primary need is that of funding.  Currently, our estimated costs are $5,000 per race.  We hope to add races throughout Florida, as well as Chapters,  throughout the country. Our next need is that of salaries.  We look to create  2 full-time positions, as well as, a myriad of part-time assistance for web, photography, consulting, etc. Our current estimate for these costs are $200,000 annually.  The third cost is that of equipment.  Due to wear and tear of equipment, as well as, our expansion, we will be adding equipment.  Our current estimates are in the $5,000range.   
Background Statement
Currently, there is no other group that does what we do. There are a few others that pull differently-abled individuals through races, but what separates us from them is that in every race we are racing with virtual strangers. There is no other group that does this. Another distinction is that we do not classify ourselves as solely triathletes. This happens to be our avenue that we use to give back, but we encourage others to use their passions to give back as well. Also, due to the fact that we get a lot of media coverage, we use this an opportunity to educate society on differently-abled individuals.

Care2Tri began because our founder always felt as though he was an underdog and he wanted to help others that were also treated the same way. Many of the people that we have had the privilege of meeting and racing with have expressed that they are often treated as outcasts and as different. We are firm believers that all people have disabilities. However, society feels it’s ok to look differently at those with an obvious physical disability. We learned early on that the differently-abled people are in fact that, people. They have feelings and thoughts and great insight that they can share. The problem is that many people do not listen and do not take the time to get to know these people. It is our undying mission to create a sense of equality and help steer the views of mainstream society to one of acceptance and inclusion.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL
MI
Areas Served Comments We service all of Florida and have expanded to other parts of the country, including a Detroit chapter.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Recreation & Sports
Tertiary Org Type Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
We have grown by leaps-and-bounds since our inception.  The response from the community has been astounding.  We are very excited about this and know that as we continue to grow, we will be impacting people across the country. As with most non-profits, funding is our biggest challenge.  We have been fortunate to help two families with funding for wheelchair accessible vans in order to be able to transport their disabled children.. We enjoy being able to help our participants in getting funds for the needs that effect them and their families. We have a unique product and given the appropriate funding we will continue to impact more families.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Programs
Description
The Together We A.R.E. Program is named after Alan Rodriguez, who has defied the odds by fighting his own disability, Wilsons Disease.  Alan  is the heart of this program because of his willingness to share his photography talents for those in need.
 
Care 2 Tri has learned a lot from watching Alan and has decided to focus on finding individuals with disabilities who have a need and assist in raising funds and awareness for that need. We will do so primarily participating in endurance events which gives them the opportunity to gain public attention for the forum to raise funds to meet their need. 
Budget $30,000
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Disabled Persons' Rights
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served General/Unspecified Females Females
Short Term Success
The program was just initiated in 2013 and our first family that we had set up a fund raising/awareness event for was Lillie Redmon and her daughter Antionette.
She is a 15 year old with severe Cerebral Palsy. Her parents live on one income and could not afford a new wheelchair,  or a wheelchair accessible van.  
Long Term Success
In the long term, we want to utilize Together we ARE in order to help the numerous medical and financial burdens that we have found that the families of those with disabilities suffer.
We believe that we can not only bring awareness by including disabled individuals in races, but we can go one step further and raise the funds to provide them with a much needed piece of DME or medical assistance.
Program Success Monitoring Success of this program will be measured by the number of specific medical needs we are able to meet. This is a new program and Antionettes event at Reunion Resorts, Kissimmee Florida  was the first. We successfully provided the wheelchair accessible van and wheelchair on 9/13/13.  
Program Success Examples Although the Together we ARE is a new Program, Care 2 Tri's main event of racing with individuals with disabilities has grown from about 5 races in the Sarasota Bradenton area to 20 races state wide in 2012. For 2013 we will exceed this number and have also participated in five out of state races in PA and MI.  This program continues to make an impact on all who are in attendance and continues to receive recognition as the first group to provide such an opportunity at several of the race series that we have participated in.
Description NOTE:  This program launched in 2017.

​Care2Tri is proud to announce our latest program, “Cause” You Care2Tri. Care2Tri’s motto is simple, “get the focus off of yourself, help others, and you’ll innately transform your life”. The “Cause” You Care2Tri program is designed to help families that have suffered major traumas and need help. The way we will accomplish this is by hosting monthly Virtual 5k’s, where we will select an “inspirational family of the month” and they will benefit from your generosity and your commitment.
This program's success is solely based on the support of people like you. Our hope is that our runners/walkers will benefit in two ways.

First, and foremost, each participant will be giving of themselves to help people that need it, which is very gratifying in and of itself. Anyone who has donated their time for others can attest to this, I’m sure.
Second, we are hoping to inspire the average person to challenge and push themselves to a limit beyond what they knew they were capable of. This may mean that you used to run/walk in your past and have been looking for an incentive for getting back into it. Or it could also mean that you are sitting on the couch and have always wanted to run or walk for 3.1 miles, but you never believed you could.

This program gives you hope. It takes the focus off of yourself, by giving to a family that needs your support. In turn, once you make the commitment to participate, you will be inspired and have a reason to keep going, even when you don’t want to.

We will not have a race entry fee to participate, but we do have a minimum donation. There is also an option for you to elect to donate above and beyond. To keep costs to a minimum, and to maximize the proceeds given to the families, each participant will receive a certificate of completion.

We, At Care2Tri, are average people that have kept going through life’s trials because of those individuals in need that are counting on us. Through this experience, we are hoping to share what we have learned and what has kept us going, by helping others.

​We believe in you, we believe in our motto, and we are glad to welcome you to the Care2Tri family.
Budget $5,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Other Health/Disability Families Elderly and/or Disabled
Short Term Success This program launched in 2017 with our first family, who needed funding for their daughter who suffered a stroke which rendered her with a permanent disablility due to locked in syndrome. We were able to raise $4532 for the family.
Long Term Success As we grow this program, we hope to be able to engage more community members in the virtual runs, and find additional families to benefit from the funding.
Program Success Monitoring * to be determined at year end 2017
Program Success Examples * to be determined at year end 2017
Comments
Program Comments by Organization We have successfully provided two wheelchair vans for a families who needed them through Together We ARE
As for the Cause U Care program, this has just begun and we have already helped raise over $6,000 for the first family in the program.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email n/a
Experience
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 10
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Collaborations
Sarasota Storm Tri Club
Manasota Track Club
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
The Peace Pole AwardSarasota Rotary Club2012
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization We have had a lot of success in our short existence.  We are currently working on a Strategic Plan and have a team of CEO's helping to develop this.  We understand that this is an integral part of any successful business and we will share upon completion.
Multi-Media Comments by Organization Care 2 Tri is on a mission to promote those who have been treated differently because of a disability. Please see some of our successes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnIhmH1PHBg&feature=youtu.be

We are fortunate to be able to impact the lives of these individuals, their families and all those who come in contact. We have been featured in many media stories and a national TV highlight of The Rev 3 Triathlon. We are sponsored by wonderful companies who believe in our mission such as Giant Bikes, Cliff Bar, Headsweats, Profile Design, Veloce Speedwear, Saucony Shoes, Oakley Eyewear.

We are looking forward to continuing our Together We ARE and Cause U Care Virtual 5k Programs in the upcoming years, so that we can impact a greater number of community who are in need of care or medical equipment/assistance because of their disability.

We will also launch our first Care 2 Tri R 5k in Lakewood Ranch on Nov 4,2017. The first of its kind, all inclusive race for both disabled and abled bodied participants alike.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr Greg Gerard Simony
Company Affiliation GMS direct
Board Term Oct 2016 to Oct 2018
Board Chair Email care2tri@gmail.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr Randy Hadden MHC Advisors, P.C.
Jim Purdy Retired
Ms. Stephanie Ann Rodriguez Zenith Insurance Company
Mr Tom Scully EsqZenith Insurance
Mr. Greg Gerard Simony MENTOR Network
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 4
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 80
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 50
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 75
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization We have not had any challenges with respect to governance issues.  Opportunities are strong.  We have had a lot of interest from community leaders to become involved with our non-profit, and more importantly, our board.  This is a huge opportunity to work with successful leaders who will be able to step in and join us on our mission.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $5,000.00
Projected Expenses $5,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
990n2016
990-N2015
990 n2014
990-N2013
990-N2012
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$12,607$7,817$7,482
Administration Expense$0$143$1,702
Fundraising Expense$0$213$1,152
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.342.641.20
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%96%72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%1%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$0$17,880$4,546
Current Assets$0$17,880$4,546
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$17,880$4,546
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $1,983Contributions, gifts, grants $11,224Contributions, gifts, grants $7,519
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $1,540Fundraising $9,873Fundraising $4,339
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIn-Kind Contributions and Services $800In-Kind Contributions $500In-Kind Donations $550
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets--0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization While we are well into 2017, we must say that 2016ended well with our team meeting several of our stated goals. We were able to participate in 11 events impacting more individuals with disabilities and their families. We were excited to have met our fundraising goal for our second year of the Together We ARE program and in addtion, launch our Cause U Care Virtual 5k Program successfully. For 2017, our continued focus is to build our organization, beginning internally. We will end the year with a our first Care 2 Tri R 5k, a race like no other as it is all inclusive. Welcoming those from the disabled and able bodied communities to unite and participate as one.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from compilations.  No balance sheet information provided. Organization includes in-kind contributions in its income computation.
Nonprofit Care2tri
Address 4128 Linwood Street
Sarasota, FL 34232
Phone 248 839-2687

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