The Ironman Foundation, Kennedy Law Racing, and Kinder’s Kids have teamed up to provide children impacted by Hurricane Ian with Christmas gifts this holiday season. On Saturday, December 17, representatives from The Ironman Foundation and Kinder’s Kids delivered over US$20,000 worth of bicycles and toys to 4KIDS Southwest Florida for children and families in the Ft Meyers community devastated by Hurricane Ian in September.
“The impact by Hurricane Ian is still being felt by businesses and families, months after the storm made landfall,” said Audra Tassone-Indeck, Executive Director of The IM Foundation. “We are very thankful for our friends from Kennedy Law Racing and Kinder’s Kids for teaming up with us to help bring some joy and comfort to children still recovering this holiday season by gifting them toys.”
Included in the delivery to 4KIDS Southwest Florida were 25 bicycles built by members of The Ironman Foundation and The IM Group staff. Supported by a grant from Kennedy Law Racing, staff members spent the afternoon, Thursday, December 15, putting together the 30 bicycles.
“Tom Kennedy and Kennedy Law Racing through their partnership with The Ironman Foundation are honoured to be donating $10,000 towards bicycles and toys to Southwest Florida 4Kids to aid in providing a Happy Holiday to children in the struggling Fort Myers area following the devastation from Hurricane Ian,” said Park Alsop, Director of Kennedy Law Racing. “Helping the community is a huge facet of Tom and the team and we are grateful for the opportunity to be an integral part of this great opportunity to assist.”
In addition to the bicycles, 4KIDS Southwest Florida received a variety of toys collected by The IM Foundation and Kinder’s Kids. Founded by country music artist, Ryan Kinder and his wife Heather Kinder, Kinder’s Kids is a Nashville, Tennessee-based organization focused on giving children affected by natural disasters a Christmas to remember.