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Our Mission

Exceeding Expectations, a program in San Bernardino that serves an inner-city population, is designed to encourage at-risk kids to move their lives in a positive direction, using the sport of triathlon as the vehicle.

The goal is not to develop the kids into elite athletes, but rather to offer them opportunities to participate in a lifestyle that is healthy, goal-oriented and very unlike that which they experience in their everyday lives. We strive to replace negative influences with positive role models and to instill in the kids a powerful new discipline of setting measurable goals and working hard to achieve them.

Our highest priority is education, and our ultimate objective is to ensure that every one of the kids graduates high school and goes on to college. We make this promise to all the EE kids: When you get into college, we'll make sure money isn't an obstacle.

EE is donor-funded and run by volunteers. We have no paid staff and no professional fund-raisers. With the exception of insurance costs, we have no administrative expenses: Every penny we collect directly benefits the kids.

Our most important objective is EDUCATION. Check out our EE Scholars page to see how we're doing.You can also see a six-minute video about EE from our friend Jim Hawkes.



Read Cherie's June 10, 2019 letter about all of our new high school graduates who are heading to college in the Fall!

Click on the poster to the right to see a splendid recital by our very own Josh Rodriguez-Irons, including works by Bach, Beethoven, and Kreisler. EE kids turned out in force to enjoy this wonderful performance.

Recent Newsletters

We email a newsletter about 5-7 times a year. They contain news about recent events, accomplishments and educational progress, along with photos of the kids in action.

Click on a date to see a recent newsletter.

2018 Photo Gallery

We had some exceptional performances at Tinsel Triathlon and Santa Paws 5K and we celebrated a year of academic and athletic accomplishments at our annual Awards and Scholarship family holiday party. Check out the photos by clicking the button below.

Recent Events

Desert Tri 2019

Desert Triathlons

Palm Desert 5K/Half Marathon
Isi took second in her age and fifth female overall. (First in her age was her track-team friend Cynthia.)
Ontario 5K/10K
Run for Ike, Palm Springs

Visit "Recent Newsletters," above.

 Upcoming Events

PossAbilities, Loma Linda
Summer run training for CAF 
Challenged Athletes Foundation
Gala triathlon La Jolla

End-of-summer race to choose five kids to go to CAF


CAF 2019!

"The Best Day in Triathlon"

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