My name is Brian Long and I was the president of the Triathlon Club of San Diego when Dave Martin lost his life in the shark attack off Solana Beach. The entire tri community respond with so much support which was of great comfort to our club and the Martin family. During my time as president we also start a "giving arm" within the club named TCSD Cares. Part of the function of TCSD Cares is to administer the money donated to the Martin family as the family felt very strongly that the money belonged to the community they and Dave felt such a part of.
Each year at the TCSD Solana Beach Triathlon in July, TCSD Cares has been giving away a $1000 scholarship. We have done pretty well with fundraising through our Team Solana training groups, the graciousness of Quintana Roo, Dr John Martinez and Gino Cinco of Function Smart ART and our awesome members, that this year we are providing three $1000 scholarships.
If you, a family member or friend could use a bit of financial help for school, University or accredited trade school, please go to TCSD Cares Dave Martin Award and after a brief description of the award, there is a link for the application.
Good luck and have an awesome 2011 season.