Brady Murray, a Huntsman alumnus, has won the right to race in the IronMan World Championship competition in Kona, Hawaii, on October 13, 2012. He was inspired to enter by reading stories on “Reece’s Rainbow,” a nonprofit website that champions Down syndrome children who have been abandoned.
Brady has a five-year-old son, Nash, who has Down syndrome. Brady and Nash created a 90-second video that they entered in the Ironman “Kona Inspired” competition. Of more than 100 videos submitted, theirs earned the most votes, and Brady got the invitation he wanted.
Brady is riding to bring attention and funds to help these orphans. Particularly, he is riding to help a little girl named Maggie who lives thousands of miles away in Eastern Europe. Maggie is an orphan with Down syndrome, and the funds will go toward her adoption.
More about his quest to raise awareness and help out orphaned children with Down syndrome can be read at www.rodsracing.org. You can also go to
reecesrainbow.org for more information.