We want to take a moment to acknowledge that the past few weeks have been extremely difficult and eye opening for all of us. The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have surfaced deep-rooted systemic problems and racial tensions the country has been facing for a long time.
Empire Tri Club has always strived to be an inclusive community. We open our doors to all athletes regardless of age, ability, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or political belief. We support our black community and stand with you in solidarity.
While all of us may not have personally experienced racial discrimination, we will listen, learn and try our best to unite us. Empire Tri Club is committed to understanding how we can help support people of color in our city and our sport – not just now, but ongoing. In the coming weeks, we will be sparking conversations with community members, race directors, governing bodies and athletic brands to better understand the issues and the roles we play.
Please feel free to reach out if you have resources, questions or ideas to share. We encourage healthy dialogue in order to better understand and address issues.
Finally, remember to stay safe! Spread your voice through peace and take necessary precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We will get through this!
Empire Tri Club
Co-Founder, Head Coach