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Andrew Rietgraf

2019 Renew Chicago Tri Team


This August, I am on a mission to conquer the Chicago Triathlon. Earlier this year I became a first time dad to this little guy:

and that was the kick in the butt that I needed to start being a better steward of my physical health. However, I'm not only doing it for myself & new son, but am raising money in an effort to support Breakthrough and Renew, two awesome Chicago-based organizations that you can learn more about below. My goal is to raise $25 / mile of the race (30 miles -> $750). Please join me in supporting these awesome organizations by sponsoring a half mile, mile, or more - any donations you would be generous enough to provide would be so much appreciated! THANK YOU!


Breakthrough is committed to community revitalization in East Garfield Park on Chicago's West Side, and for 25 years has followed a profoundly simple formula: people first. Each year, Breakthrough provides housing, food, job training, medical care, education, and youth development activities to over 5,000 local residents. Throughout all of its services, Breakthrough envisions a vibrant, healthy community in which all people recognize their God given value and where success is the norm and families prosper.


Rooted in partnership with a diverse collection of non-profits, Renew Chicago, a standalone 501(c)3, provides financial and leadership resources and volunteers to more than a dozen local outreach organizations across three core focus areas: Neighborhood Impact, Schools and Education and Economic Renewal.