"Thunder Cares" is the caring and outreach arm of Memphis Thunder Racing. For the examples that our founding member Cory Horton left us, our team feels it is important not only to be active through multi-sport, but also to give back. Including both internal and external activities.
In 2016, MTR partnered with the Collierville Y at Shilling Farms through a program called Livestrong to support cancer survivors. This is a 12 week instructor led program that is free to both survivor and their families. This program focuses on regaining physical and emotional strength. MTR supported two cancer survivors in this life changing program. A banner is hanging in the Collierville Y representing our participation.
In 2015, Thunder Cares provided a CPR class to certify members to be prepared if and when an emergency arrives. Also, those completing their first sprint, olympic, half ironman or full ironman were recognized and awarded with a gift certificate.
In 2013 and 2014, Thunder Cares initiated a program to recognize those members who completed their first sprint, olympic, half, and full Ironman. An Individual from each of the 4 categories received a Bike World certificate. In 2014, there were 25 members completing a new Tri event for the first time!
Prior Thunder Cares projects and initiatives are shown below.