Stamford Mayor Leads Honorary Chairmen For Sunday Triathlon

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Stamford Mayor David Martin, second from left, joins honorary co-chairs Winnie Hamilton (left) and Jonathon Fontneau (third from right). They are with Navigators Group President Stanley A.  Galanski, Arthur Selkowitz and Shari Shapiro.
Stamford Mayor David Martin, second from left, joins honorary co-chairs Winnie Hamilton (left) and Jonathon Fontneau (third from right). They are with Navigators Group President Stanley A. Galanski, Arthur Selkowitz and Shari Shapiro. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Mayor David Martin is one of three people who has been named an honorary chairman of Sunday's Navigators Stamford KIC IT Triathlon.

Chief of Stamford Police Jonathon Fontneau, and Superintendent of Stamford Public Schools Winifred Hamilton will join Martin as honorary chairmen.

“We are honored to have these three outstanding leaders in our community serve as honorary chairs for the Navigators Stamford KIC IT Triathlon race weekend,” said Shari Shapiro, executive director of Greenwich-based Kids in Crisis. “Their participation communicates the importance of the services Kids in Crisis provides and that this race is a signature event for the state of Connecticut as well as the City of Stamford.”

The Navigators Stamford KIC IT Triathlon and Navigators Stamford KIC IT Kids Triathlon have grown into an outstanding athletic weekend, attracting competitors from across the country, while maintaining a special focus on offering a fun family experience.

The entire weekend benefits Kids in Crisis, Connecticut’s only free, round-the-clock agency providing emergency shelter, crisis counseling and community educational programs for children of all ages and families dealing with a wide range of crises – domestic violence, mental health and family problems, substance abuse, economic difficulties and more.

Since its founding in 1978, Kids in Crisis has helped more than 118,000 Connecticut children and families; last year, more than 6,000 children and families received assistance from the organization.

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