Tower 26 Hermosa Beach Triathlon announces multiple partnership renewals for 2023 including Inspirational Non-Profit Organization Sophia’s Buddies

Malibu CA – The Tower 26 Hermosa Beach Triathlon is proud to announce that all major sponsors are returning for 2023!

“It humbles me to see these great companies supporting Our Event, Our Athletes, The Community of Hermosa Beach and our fundraising partnership with Sophia’s Buddies, an incredible organization dedicated to helping children and families of children fight Pediatric Cancer. When sponsors return, especially in uncertain times, it’s a statement about how important leading with integrity and passion are in the world of lifestyle athletic events” said Event Founder and Producer Michael Epstein. The sponsorship efforts are led by professional coaching and training organization – Tower 26 – who help set the tone for safety and fun at the event. Furthermore, long term sponsors like Xterra Wetsuits and Triathlon Lab have been involved for decades as well as great support from Zym Hydration.

“Tower 26 is honored to continue as Title Sponsor of the Hermosa Beach Triathlon” said Founder Gerry Rodrigues. “We continue to support the event as we enjoy helping first timers safely experience the event, with our professionally coached Pool, Ocean Swim and Triathlon Clinics”.

The event will also continue its matching program for Sophia’s Buddies, with a new twist – Sophia’s Buddies Founder Sandra Andrade announced the organization will be donating all funds raised at the triathlon to Pediatric Cancer Research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “We hope to build on our first year fundraising efforts and look forward to working together with the event in 2023” said Sandra.

Look for more exciting announcements for this iconic event in the near future .

About The Tower 26 Hermosa Beach Triathlon: The Hermosa Beach Triathlon is an entry level event that welcomes triathletes of all skill levels. For those new to the sport of triathlon or looking for summer training, this event is ideal. Taking place at one of the most recognizable landmarks in California the Hermosa Beach Pier, it sets the standard for California Health and Fitness.

About Tower 26: Founded by Pool and Open Water US and World Masters Champion Gerry Rodrigues, TOWER 26 provides swim, bike, run and triathlon coaching to Los Angles based participants and online enthusiasts of all levels around the world.

About Xterra Wetsuits: XTERRA Wetsuits strives to make athletes swim faster and more comfortable, and to offer the highest performing triathlon wetsuit at the best value. An XTERRA Wetsuit, worn by one of the world’s elite triathletes, holds the world record for fastest swim while wearing a wetsuit.

About Zym: ZYM is a premium quality portable electrolyte drink tablet that effectively hydrates athletes at any level. ZYM is designed with premium clean ingredients to enhance performance during training, competition and general physical activity.

About Triathlon Lab: Based in Redondo Beach, CA, Triathlon Lab is an Iconic athletic retailer specializing in apparel, bicycles, gear and accessories for cycling, swimming and running.

About Sophia’s Buddies: Founded by her parents in memory of Sophia, who fought stage 4 neuroblastoma for 2 1/2 years before becoming an angel at the age of 4 years old, the Foundation’s mission is to raise funds to help support families and hospitals, and to spread awareness through local communities regarding childhood cancer.

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is at the forefront of pediatric medicine, offering acclaimed care to children from across the world, the country and the greater Southern California region. Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is the largest provider of pediatric medical care for children in Los Angeles County, the No. 1 pediatric hospital in California and the Pacific region and is consistently ranked in the top 10 in the nation on U.S. News & World Report’s Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals.