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The Challenged Athletes Foundation Raises Record Amount

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) held its fifth annual Hearts and Hope gala in New York City on June 8, 2011.

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The event brought out triathlon celebrities. Photo provided by Scott Fairchild.

The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) held its fifth annual Hearts and Hope gala in New York City on June 8, 2011. Hosts this year were Ironman champion Chris McCormack and NBC Today news anchor and triathlete Natalie Morales.  Entertainment was provided by singer Macy Gray.

CAF is seen at numerous triathlon events and their athletes provide inspiration to thousands.  The foundation was created to help physically challenged athletes train and compete in sports. At this gala, CAF raised a record $1.4 million that will go toward assisting their athletes in various sports endeavors.

The event included a live auction with items such as two entry spots into Kona, which went for $55,000 each.

For more information on CAF, visit their website: Challengedathletes.org.