Push to Inspire’s mission is to encourage others to give and serve. We stage a series of inclusive sprint triathlons through which we push and pull adaptive athletes who may not otherwise be able to propel themselves.
Push To Inspire founder and lead athlete, Greg Simony says, “With these events I hope to reach those who may be sitting at home struggling with self-absorbed issues. I want to inspire them to realize that by putting in an effort to help others they will incidentally help themselves. But to be clear, I don’t want them to necessarily do triathlons, I simply want them to find a passion of their own, embrace it and do something positive for others.”
We strive to help end the social, physical and economic isolation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The finish line for us is inclusion for all.
In 2018, Greg Simony will complete seven inclusive triathlons in seven days at seven separate locations from Louisiana to Virginia. Three adaptive athletes will join us each day to experience the thrill of crossing the finish line as part of a unified team.
In 2019, Greg has his sights sights set on completing 50 inclusive triathlons in 50 days in all 50 U.S. states. It’s a tall order, but he will be physically and mentally prepared for the challenge knowing that he can be a driving force behind open minds and open hearts.
"Be servants of peace. Weep with those who are sorrowful, rejoice with those who are joyful, teach those who are ignorant. Care for those who are sick. Serve your families. Serve your neighbors. Serve your cities. Serve the poor. Join others who serve. Serve, serve, serve! That's the challenge. For in the end, it will be servants who save us all."
Sargent Shriver, September 20, 1986, 25th Anniversary of the Peace Corps
"Those of us who have seen children live in the shadows know that a country as rich as ours cannot possibly justify this neglect."