Celebrating five years cancer free, Daniel Powell, AKA “Captain Challenge” will arrive in Solana beach for the final portion in a series of bicycle rides to raise funds and awareness for The Challenged Athletes Foundation“Stateline to Shoreline” will take place Sept. 21 and Sept. 22, as he rides from Yuma, Arizona to Solana Beach.
All are welcome to share in Powell’s celebratory dip in the ocean at 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at the finish at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, together with a ceremonial flag lowering to honor our past and present military and first responders. For a $20 tax-deductible donation to CAF, all are invited to come out and enjoy a live band, beer & wine, food, silent auction and raffle prizes at the Trek Store party one block from the finish line from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at 211 N. Highway 101, in Solana Beach.
The ride marks the last leg in a 2,700 mile challenge that top CAF fundraiser, Powell, set to help raise funds and awareness for the organization that benefits amputee, wheelchair and blind athletes. Powell has raised $900,000 for CAF
In May of 2005 he completed 12 Ironman triathlons on six continents over a span of five years. Then came perhaps his biggest life challenge when in December of 2007 he was diagnosed with cancer. After a seven-year absence from Ironman competitions, Powell will be competing in Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, Oct. 12.
“I love a good challenge and want to help others reach their goals and accomplish their dreams. If I can encourage others by completing a crazy bike ride (or five), and in the process raise money which enables others to stay active, then everybody wins.”
To make a contribution to Challenged Athletes Foundation, go to: www.challengedathletes.org/captainchallengechallenge