The 8th Annual Joseph Thomas Memorial Triathlon was held Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Prime Time Family Entertainment Facility in Abilene, Texas. The event was our largest group ever and we couldn't be more pleased with the turnout. We've posted photos from the 2015 event on our Facebook page. Now it's time for to get ready for the 2016 JTF Triathlon which will be held again at the Prime Time Family Entertainment Facility in Abilene, Texas on Saturday, February 13 from 9:00am to Noon. For more information about the 2016 JTF Triathlon or how to become a sponsor, please click here.
The list of sponsors who have generously contributed to the 2016 Triathlon so far.
The 2nd Annual Joseph Thomas Memorial Bowl-A-Thon was held Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at Stadium Lanes in San Angelo, Texas. This was the second year for this event and we couldn't be more pleased with the turnout. We were joined by some old friends and made some new friends as well with a total of 47 attendees at the event! We met several new families who are very excited to spread the word and support the foundation and the kids all had a blast. Lots and lots of smiles and hugs were had by everyone!
Amazon Smile Program
If you ever shop online at Amazon.com, you can now choose to have Amazon contribute a percentage of your purchase to JTF each time you make an online purchase. All you have to do is go to Amazon Smile, login with your Amazon ID, search for and select JTF as the charity you wish to support. That's all there is to it!
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A word from John Thomas – President/CEO…
Thank you for taking time to visit our website. After my son Joseph passed away in August 2007, my family and I made it our mission to carry on his name and memory by starting a foundation to help other medically fragile children. I hope that you will help us by sharing this website and Joseph’s story with others who either need help or wish to help.
Joseph was so very special. As a special-needs child, he required constant medical care. We know firsthand the pressures this puts on the family – spiritually, emotionally and financially. The foundation was started to help families with funding medical equipment, medical supplies, therapies and other medical needs. We want to use our knowledge and experiences as an outreach to help other families in need.
Our main fundraiser since establishing the foundation has been the annual Joseph Thomas Memorial Triathlon held at PrimeTime in Abilene each February near Joseph’s birthday. However, we have expanded our coverage area to include San Angelo and its surrounding communities, and added a new fundraiser. The annual Joseph Thomas Foundation Bowl-a-Thon will be held at Stadium Lanes in San Angelo.
We’ve had a lot of success, great participation and community support in the past with our Triathlon, an event with t-shirts, events, door prizes and, most of all, the opportunity for kids to just be kids. The Bowl-A-Thon was just as successful. If you would like to help sponsor either event with a donation or in any other way, please contact me.
Thanks to all the past and future sponsors and volunteers, without whom we could not do this.
We are a 501c3 non-profit organization and can accept tax deductible donations. To donate, please contact John Thomas.