To turn tragedy into triumph by healing and strengthening our families and communities
The Kowalski family wanted to capture Chase’s competitive spirit and vitality in creating a charity in his honor with a focus on health and wellness for children and their families. CMAK (Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski) Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation has pursued programs and initiatives that encourage personal improvement, healthy lifestyles and strong family and communities.
To celebrate the life of Chase Kowalski of the Sandy Hook tragedy, we are committed to inspiring community healing through family-focused triathlon events and wellness initiatives.
Chase Kowalski was an amazing son, brother, and friend who was taken from us on 12/14/12 in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Chase’s heart was filled with love and he touched all of the people that he came into contact with. He loved sports of all kinds and had an incredibly competitive spirit. Among Chase’s favorite sports were baseball, auto racing, and running. Chase began running competitively at age 2 in track races. At age 6, Chase asked to be entered into his first triathlon – in his first-ever competition, he took on the field and won his age group!
Fully recognized 501c3 charity with an entirely volunteer Officers, Board of Directors and staff dedicated to sharing Chase's life and spirit through youth and family focused initiatives. Its signature program, the Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program, shares Chase's triathlon experience and achievement with youth that may never have this opportunity. The Program is supported in partnership with USA Triathlon as an important youth program for the sport of triathlon.