Cherie and the EE kids were featured on the 2022
NBC IRONMAN World Championship television special.
Click below to see a video excerpt plus a photo montage
of the kids in action during 2022.
Meet recipients of EE awards for 2022
and see photos of the Jan. 15 celebration.
In 2020, Cherie was inducted into the
USA Triathlon Hall of Fame. The part of her acceptance speech during which she spoke about the EE kids was the highlight of the evening. Click below to see it.
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 Jan. 15, 2023 Awards & Scholarships celebration to see how that's working.
Donations are most welcome! Just click on DONATE at the top.
Palm Springs Tram Road Challenge
No problem: We put on our own!
Jan. 16: Swimathon (Loma Linda)
Jan, 22: UCSD Campus Tour
Jan. 29: UCLA Campus Tour
Feb. 13: Palm Desert 1/2 Marathon & 5K
Feb. 27: Desert Triathlon/Duathlon (La Quinta)
May 1: PossAbilities Triathon/5K (Loma Linda)
May 14: Sheriff's Dept. Mud Run
Jun-Sep: Summer run training for CAF
Oct. 23: CAF "Best Day In Tri"
Oct: Dia de Los Muertos races
Dec, 2: IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells
Dec 11: Tinsel Tri
Dec 17: Santa Paws 5K
Jan 15: Awards & Scholarships party
Feb 12: Palm Desert 5K & Half Marathon
Feb. 25 Run for Ukranian Refugees
March 5: Run for Ike
Apr 30: PossAbilities Triathlon & 5K
EE kids at the 2022 Challenged Athletes Foundation
"Best Day in Tri"
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 a button on the right to see a recent newsletter. The latest is at the top.
A bit of unwelcome news
The Amazon Smile program is no more.