In its first official event since becoming the Challenged
Athletes Foundation’s initial chapter, CAF-Florida raised more than
$166,000 for wounded veterans through the Operation Rebound
fundraiser. Each of the 60-plus athletes who competed in the fourth
annual Ford Ironman Florida event May 20 at Disney World®
generated at least $1,000 through CAF’s Race for a Reason program.
The morning before the race, the group presented a check for
$157,648 to Maj. David Rozelle, the team captain and a below-knee
amputee. Several thousand dollars were received after the breakfast
to push the total beyond $166,000.