Sioux Center, Iowa — A Sioux Center organization is supporting efforts for wellness in northwest Iowa.
The non-profit organization that hosts the Siouxperman Triathlon (and the upcoming Harvest Half Marathon & 10K) in Sioux Center each year is making a $5,700 donation to local organizations to promote wellness and strengthen relationships.
This is the third annual community gift from the locally-run sprint triathlon, held the first Saturday in May each year.
Race Director Jason Moeller says that the triathlon encourages people to make healthy lifestyle choices, and he says those who organize the triathlon make it welcoming to first-time triathletes. He says that they want to support the great work these organizations are doing to encourage people of all ages toward wellness.
This year, the Siouxperman Committee made the following gifts:
-$3,000 to Sioux Center Trails
-$1,000 to All Kids Can, which works to make activities accessible for all children
-$1,000 to the Seahawks Swim Team
-$600 to the Sioux Center Fire Department
-$100 to the Sioux Center Key Club, a student-led volunteer group focused on service
Moller says they were excited to get back to the Siouxperman after it was postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus. He says, “We were blessed with great participation for the event along with great local support, and this allows us to give back to our community.”
The race committee is now preparing for its fall event, the Harvest Half Marathon & 10K, which will be Saturday, Oct. 2, in Sioux Center.
Photo: The Siouxperman Triathlon committee donated $5,700 to community organizations this year to support their work of promoting community wellness. Representatives from those organizations accepted those donations. From left: Ryan DeGroot of the Seahawk Swim Team, Megan Juffer and Ayden Den Herder of the Sioux Center Key Club, Brian Van Bruggen and Carl Vande Kamp of the Sioux Center Fire Department, Kyle Cleveringa of All Kids Can, Jason Moeller – the Siouxperman Triathlon race director, and Brian Van Engen of the Sioux Center Trails Council.