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#69 - Lynn Mattix on Fund Her Tri and sharing the healing nature of sport Social Sport

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Lynn Mattix is a wife, mom, USAF veteran, military spouse, age-grouper in triathlon, and the founder of Fund Her Tri. 

Fund Her Tri is a nonprofit that pursues equality in triathlon, breaks down the financial barrier & makes triathlon more accessible to women & girls. The Fund Her Tri team raises money to pay race registration fees for first-time, female triathletes. Lynn says, "In an effort to grow the participation of women in the sport of triathlon, I wanted to start an organization that provides financial resources to first-timers. My professional background is in aviation so starting a nonprofit is outside my comfort zone, but if triathlon has taught me anything, it's that I'm capable of far more than I ever dreamed possible. I have been doing triathlons for 10 years and I hope to continue doing it forever. The sport has changed my life in the best way." 

Discussed in this episode:

--Lynn's experience with teenage pregnancy and why she speaks openly about it

--Open adoption

--Military careers

--"Addictive personalities" and endurance sports

--Barriers to entry for women in triathlon

--Vanessa Foerster on the Social Sport podcast

--How gender interacts with other marginalized identities to increase barriers to entry in triathlon

--Outspoken Women in Triathlon's Bethany Rutledge Memorial Award

--Untamed by Glennon Doyle

--Turia Pitt, 2016 IRONMAN World Championships

Quotes:

"When women are loving themselves, you can see it. We’re unstoppable. It’s wonderful. I basically just wanted to share that with as many people as possible.” -Lynn Mattix

“I want [my daughter] to understand that this is how we live. We live in a way that gives to others.” -Lynn Mattix

Follow Lynn 

Follow Fund Her Tri

Follow Social Sport: Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter 

Subscribe to the Social Sport Newsletter


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/socialsport/support

Lynn Mattix is a wife, mom, USAF veteran, military spouse, age-grouper in triathlon, and the founder of Fund Her Tri. 

Fund Her Tri is a nonprofit that pursues equality in triathlon, breaks down the financial barrier & makes triathlon more accessible to women & girls. The Fund Her Tri team raises money to pay race registration fees for first-time, female triathletes. Lynn says, "In an effort to grow the participation of women in the sport of triathlon, I wanted to start an organization that provides financial resources to first-timers. My professional background is in aviation so starting a nonprofit is outside my comfort zone, but if triathlon has taught me anything, it's that I'm capable of far more than I ever dreamed possible. I have been doing triathlons for 10 years and I hope to continue doing it forever. The sport has changed my life in the best way." 

Discussed in this episode:

--Lynn's experience with teenage pregnancy and why she speaks openly about it

--Open adoption

--Military careers

--"Addictive personalities" and endurance sports

--Barriers to entry for women in triathlon

--Vanessa Foerster on the Social Sport podcast

--How gender interacts with other marginalized identities to increase barriers to entry in triathlon

--Outspoken Women in Triathlon's Bethany Rutledge Memorial Award

--Untamed by Glennon Doyle

--Turia Pitt, 2016 IRONMAN World Championships

Quotes:

"When women are loving themselves, you can see it. We’re unstoppable. It’s wonderful. I basically just wanted to share that with as many people as possible.” -Lynn Mattix

“I want [my daughter] to understand that this is how we live. We live in a way that gives to others.” -Lynn Mattix

Follow Lynn 

Follow Fund Her Tri

Follow Social Sport: Website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter 

Subscribe to the Social Sport Newsletter


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Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/socialsport/support

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