Leon’s Triathlon to air on TV today

2013-07-04T00:00:00Z Leon’s Triathlon to air on TV todayBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
July 04, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HAMMOND | Leon’s World’s Fastest Triathlon will premiere at 4:30 p.m. today on Comcast SportsNet television.

“The Fourth of July is such a suitable date for the airing of the event because of the significant presence of the military,” said Leon Wolek, founder of Leon’s Triathlon.

Opening ceremonies for the race, which took place June 2 at Wolf Lake Memorial Park in Hammond,  pays respects to all branches of the military and veterans through a series of special events. In addition to hosting the Garrison Flag, a 21-gun salute and a performance by the military choir took place during the ceremony.

This year’s event also marked a partnership with Team Red, White, and Blue, an organization dedicated to supporting veterans and enriching their lives by connecting them with the community through social and physical activity.

“Team RWB’s message is so important and so powerful, I feel we’re obligated to help spread awareness,” said Wolek. “We’re honored to be in the position we’re in to help get the message out, and if we can save a life, how can you put a value on that?”

Additional airings of the event can be found by visiting www.leonstriathlon.com, or by checking local provider listings. For more information on Team RWB, visit www.teamrwb.org.

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



About Hammond

Hammond City Hall

5925 Calumet Avenue Hammond, IN 46320
219.853.6301

Police Department

509 Douglas Street Hammond, IN 46320
219.852.2900

Fire Department

6110 Calumet Avenue Hammond, IN 46320
219.853.6416

Parks and Recreation

5825 Sohl Avenue Hammond, IN 46320
219.853.6378

School City of Hammond

41 Williams Street Hammond, IN 46320
219.933.2400