Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh Sponsors Kids Triathlon
Jason Cohen works as a real estate investor leading Jason Cohen Pittsburgh, a forum for like-minded real estate professionals seeking multifamily investing opportunities. Jason Cohen and his company remain charitable and volunteer their time with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh (HFHGP).
As one of the 2,300 affiliates of Habitat for Humanity, HFHGP seeks to eliminate substandard housing in Allegheny County. Since 1986, the chapter has helped nearly 80 families acquire new housing. HFHGP works in conjunction with volunteers and low-income families to build houses, which the families purchase through no-interest, no-profit mortgages.
One of HFHGP’s fundraising events is its Kids Triathlon. The competition is HFHGP's main moneymaking event, raising more than $750,000 since it began more than 15 years ago.
In addition to raising money, the triathlon provides children with a productive way to spend their time during the summer. The South Park Race for children ages 7 through 12 took place July 23, 2016, with the North Park Race occurring August 6, 2016. Jane Maurer and Tabari Morgan were the top fundraisers, bringing in a combined total of more than $1,200.