Our Founder (and current Dane County Executive Director), Katie Hensel, started Tri 4 Schools after learning about the childhood obesity epidemic and shrinking school budgets. Triathlon was the sport that inspired Katie to change her own lifestyle in college, and she wanted to share this transformative sport with the next generation of kids. The very first Tri 4 Schools event in Middleton had over 400 attendees, and organization has grown throughout Dane County since 2011.
No. Simply by entering the name of your child’s school in their registration, your school has been “signed up.” At the end of the year, we use this information when contributing to school wellness programs.
Tri 4 Schools is a 501c3 non-profit, and in addition to hosting our events and programs, we also provide funds to schools to support health and fitness there. Since 2011, we’ve donated over $375,000 to Wisconsin schools – the majority in our home base of Dane County.