If you have not heard of the Charleston Harbour House , a charitable organization to benefit veterans, then you have not yet begun to realize the value of their mission- to provide a safe harbor to ease our military & veteran families’ burden while their loved ones receive treatment at the VA Medical Center. Charleston Harbour House was created to raise funds to build a housing facility for these military veterans and their families. With VA Medical Center’s large patient base and the high cost of hotels in the Charleston area, the need for this type of organization is constantly on the rise. The majority of the over 55,000 veterans served by VA Medical Center make an average joint annual income of less than $40,000. Typically, patients stay for around three days during treatment, which equates to around $267-$387 spent on a hotel in Charleston.
When we partnered with Harbour House for the inaugural Kiawah Island Golf Resort Triathlon, we hoped to raise awareness and increase donations to this incredible organization. The Harbour House sponsored relay team winning first place in the overall relay division was just icing on the cake. Each member of the team completed one of the three race segments: a .7 mile swim, a 25.1 mile bike ride and a 6.1 mile run.
Danny Linas kicked off the relay with the swim segment, finishing in just over 24 minutes. The bike ride was tackled by Danny Einhorn, who finished in 1 hour, 3 minutes and 43 seconds, the fourth fastest bike time in the entire race. The race to the finish line was completed by Barrett Willis in 46 minutes and 26 seconds. The Harbour House team finished on top with an official race time of 2 hours, 15 minutes and 16 seconds, beating out the second place team by over 10 minutes.
For more information on the Charleston Harbour House and details about upcoming events and how you can help or donate, visit CharlestonHarbourHouse.com.