November 28, 2012
Triathlete Swims, Bikes, Runs to Support Camp TBI
Augusta, GA—Eric Dykes swims, bikes and runs in triathlons for himself, for his family and for one very special cause--Walton Foundation's Camp To Be Independent.
For the past two years, Dykes has raised awareness and support for the foundation's annual summer camp for children and young adults ages 8 to 21 with traumatic brain injuries. Dykes is also CEO of United Technology Group (UTG), which has also embraced Camp TBI company-wide through fund-raisers held throughout the year.
"It's amazing what a big heart Eric Dykes has for our Camp TBI kids," said Vicki Greene, Vice President of Development for the Walton Foundation. "It is thanks to his support, and the support of others like Eric, that we are able to provide this wonderful camp experience free of charge every year to up to 50 children and young adults with traumatic brain injuries."
During a recent event, Dykes presented a check of $8,055 to Camp TBI, raised through his participation in the Ironman Florida Triathlon.
"The single most important thing that Camp TBI impresses upon me is that although we cannot control our circumstances, we can always control our perspective," said Dykes. "I am passionate about supporting this cause because these children prove that you can have a positive perspective in any situation. I think we all can learn a lot from the kids at Camp TBI."
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