Mission Statement

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.

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Read our September 1, 2014 newsletter

 

Big News: "4-4-4!" Four EE high school grads, and all four going to four-year colleges. See Cherie's letter and photos here.

 

New! A way to support EE financially that won't cost you a dime!

Shopping on Amazon.com will now support Exceeding Expectations!
  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your purchases to Exceeding Expectations whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
  • AmazonSmile is exactly the same as the Amazon you already know. Same products, same prices, same service.
  • All you have to do is always start at smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com. The first time you log in, look under "...pick your own charitable organization" and enter "Exceeding Expectations" as your charity, then select it from the list that appears.You only have to do this once and you're done.
  • Full details about the program are here.

Thanks, and remember: You must use smile.amazon.com when shopping!

 


 

Education November 13, 2013: A new fund in our "EE Scholars" program has been created by Lee's former partner at Deloitte, Greg Seal. Greg is a longstanding and generous supporter of the kids, and he has now pledged $5,000 over the next five years for the Greg Seal Educational Development Fund. This money will be used to get kids into programs and activities that are not run by their schools but which we believe will be useful in furthering their education. This could include such things as a music conference or camp, leadership programs, tutoring or other outside assistance, test preparation, or any creative use that a kid comes up with that he can justify as supporting the goal of eventually going to college.

Read about the Blazeman Memorial Scholarship established by the Blais Family. To be conferred annually in memory of Jon "Blazeman" Blais, it will benefit our foundation and honor two outstanding older EE team members with college scholarships.

Not to be missed: An amazing violin solo by EE team member Josh Rodriguez. 

 

In the News:
"Great Expectations" in Triathlete Magazine, August, 2010
"One from the Heart" in Inside Triathlon Magazine, January, 2010 (winner of the 2010 Triathlon America
"Best Published Triathlon Article" award)
"Triathlon Magazine Canada" article, March, 2014

 

2014 events (Click on a date to see photos; click "Events" on menu above for year-by-year lists)

January 19 Swimathon
January 26 Highland YMCA Run
February 9 Palm Springs 5K and Half Marathon
March 1 & 2 Desert Tri's: sprint tri, sprint du & internat'l
April 5 Run for Ike 5K (Palm Springs)
April 5 Swim coaching with Ben Hobbins
April 27 PossAbilities 5K and Tri (Loma Linda)
May 22 Four EE seniors graduate high school
June 8 Summer run & bike training
June 29 Tinman Triathlon
September 14 EE Race for which 5 kids get to go to CAF
Oct 18-19 CAF weekend, San Diego
October 25 Tram Run, Palm Springs
November 9 Desert training
December 14 Tinsel Tri, Hemet
December 20 Santa Paws Run, Palm Springs
December 21 Annual EE award party, Loma Linda

 

Donations welcome here!

 

Video: EE co-founder and director
Cherie receives a Jefferson Award 

(YouTube version here)