TEAM LILY BOW BEGINS INAUGURAL YEAR WITH NEW NAME, NEW GOALS, NEW BENEFACTOR

Team Hosting Three Meet-and-Greet Gatherings to Recruit New Members This Week

 

KEY WEST, August 19, 2014 – Team Lily Bow sponsored by Konk Life, formerly Team Island Jane, is a group of every day local women (business owners, single young students, soccer moms, big/tall/short/curvy and everything in between) hoping to do extraordinary things to better themselves and their community. With the same grit and moxie as their inspiration Lily Bow—one of the first pioneers of the Keys—they are seeking to inspire and ignite the strength of local women to compete together in the renowned Key West triathlon, TRIKW, this December. While training together, Team Lily Bow will also raise money for Womankind, a local non-profit providing health care on a sliding scale. Specifically, the women of Team Lily Bow will work to raise $15,000 to provide medical care to fifty (50) uninsured women in our community.

 

Lily Bow moved to Cudjoe Key in 1904 with her husband and two small children to build a new life. Shortly after their arrival, Mr. Bow decided that life in the Keys was too hard to maintain and moved back to Chicago. But not Lily; she was unafraid to accept the challenge of a hard, unknown path. She was educated, strong, and unwilling to give up. She and her boys farmed the land and utilized the sea to survive. She even created a makeshift school for her boys and other local children and uneducated adults. Mr. William Krome, the lead engineer for the incoming railroad, befriended Lily and convinced her to move to the mainland before the railroad was to be completed near their property. He worried for her safety, being a woman surrounded by multitudes of men working on the railroad. He provided her oldest son with a job on the railroad and arranged to have the family moved to Miami. She became a music teacher for a while, but soon turned back to her pioneer ways to start a citrus grove in Homestead. She started a Women’s Club, built a library, and was very active in her community. Today, Lily’s light shines on over Bow Channel, which serves as a visual reminder of the mark she left on the Florida Keys and those inspired by her.

 

Team Lily Bow sponsored by Konk Life, is actively recruiting new members for its 2014 team. There are three membership levels for Team Lily Bow including a triathlete team, 5K running team and a support team. The team coaches are Amy Bradshaw, USAT certified coach and race director of TRIKW, and Liz Love, AFAA certified Personal Trainer and USA Triathlon Level I Coach. Team Lily Bow is hosting three meetings open to the public to introduce the team, discuss training plans, answer questions about fundraising, meet the coaches, and mingle with other team members. These free meetings will be held on Tuesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Higgs Beach (outside playground), Saturday, August 23 at 9 a.m. Big Pine Park (pavilion near playground), and Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m., Higgs Beach (outside playground). To learn more information about Team Lily Bow or to join their team, find them on Facebook under the group name ‘Team Lily Bow.

For More information Contact

Allison Delashmit

(305) 304-3768

TeamLilyBow@gmail.com

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