Triathlon competitors come from all walks of life,
including the Catholic priesthood.
Fr. Richard Sutter LC,
who was an active tri-athlete prior to joining the priesthood,
is hoping to compete in the World Championship IRONMAN competition
on October 12, 2013 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
former US Army Ranger infantry officer, Fr. Richard’s goal for
this competition is to raise awareness for the service of
military chaplains. Because of his own military service, he said,
“I have the grace of experiencing firsthand the power and
the impact of military chaplains.”
He wants not only to create awareness for their service,
but to inspire people to sponsor these chaplains financially. He has entered a special contest through Kona Inspired, the Ironman foundation. Contest winners will
obtain entry into the 2013 IRONMAN World Championship triathlon and
Ironman participant hopefuls create their
own video to discuss their personal story and the cause
for which they would be competing. Participants are
supposed to incorporate the IRONMAN mantra “Anything is Possible.” In
his video filmed on Memorial Day this past week, Fr.
Richard adds his own take to that mantra, saying, “With
God, anything is possible.”
You can see Fr.
Richard’s video and vote for it by clicking here. Hurry! The deadline to vote is
June 3, 2013!
Fr. Richard asks everyone who
can to post the video on their Facebook page or
“It’s easy to
do,” he said. “After voting at konainspired.thismoment.com, click the Share
button to right of voting button and forward video to
Facebook, your email and Twitter contacts, etc. The
video needs thousands of votes, so every vote counts! Entire families can vote, and there is no minimum
voting age. Thank you!”
bless your efforts, Fr. Richard!