Century 21 agent Carl Seier and former Easter Seals Manitoba Ambassador Allison Onslow train for the Manitoba Marathon
When Carl Seier isn’t selling real estate in Winnipeg as a Century 21 agent, he is an angel to people with disabilities.
Carl is part of myTeam Triumph, which is an athletic ride along program for children, teens and adults with disabilities that enables them to participate in endurance events such as triathlons, marathons and road races. The runners are the ‘angels’ and the riders are the ‘captains’.
Allison, a former Easter Seals Manitoba Ambassador, was Carl’s captain at the Manitoba Marathon, held on Fathers’ Day 2014. Participating in the half marathon, they and another captain/angel team raised money for the Society of Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD) Foundation/Easter Seals Manitoba, which was an official Manitoba Marathon 26 for 26 Charity Partner.
The myTeam Triumph angels ran while pushing the SMD Foundation consumers in an Adaptive Star chair.
Carl is creating a myTeam Triumph in Manitoba after witnessing this organization in action in the United States.
“[What I saw in the U.S.] touched me,” says Carl. “It was very emotional. It’s so nice to see people with disabilities being able to participate in something like [a marathon] and the joy it brought for everybody involved.”
Working with SMD Foundation/Easter Seals Manitoba is a natural fit for Carl and this new myTeam Triumph chapter.
“We are quite proud of this partnership between myTeam Triumph and our organization,” says Maria Marrone, COO, SMD Foundation/Easter Seals Manitoba.
Shaw TV Winnipeg covered the story – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXCkSb6Y5dg#t=26
Carl Seier on myTeam Triumph – http://www.century21.ca/carl.seier/Blog/myTeam_Triumph_Manitoba_-_Get_Involved