Member Appreciation Event: Embrace Challenge: Build Character Through Adversity by Eric Mcelvenny, United States Marine Veteran

  • 10 Apr 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Phoenix Country Club (at 7th Street and Thomas)


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Take a moment now to register for this inspiring lunch.  The cost is only $20 for a delicious lunch and raffle prizes.    



Wednesday, April 10, 2019

11:30am to 1:00pm

Phoenix Country Club

2901 N. 7th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85014

Embracing Challenge: Build Character Through Adversity

presented by Eric Mcelvenny, United States Veteran 

Join us for this inspiring lunch as Eric explores the characteristics, traits and actions he found most useful in his journey from the hospital bed to the Ironman World Championships finish line.  Eric's messages will give you tools and techniques to overcome life's obstacles through powerful, funny and emotional stories.  

To learn more about Veteran Eric Mcelvenny, click here.  

"I loved looking around the room and watching the entire audience lean in as Eric spoke, he really had our attention." - Tracy Ruane

"Eric teaches the principles he used to overcome his traumatic injury in order to inspire others to tackle their challenges and build pride in their lives."

Eric Mcelvenny

Eric is an amputee endurance athlete living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He earned a mechanical engineering degree from the United States Naval Academy in 2006 while preparing for his service as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer.  Eric deployed three times as a Marine and on his final tour, an incredible experience in Afghanistan, was wounded after stepping on an IED.  Eric suffered the amputation of his right leg below the knee, a life-changing opportunity that began his next journey. 

Faced with physical challenge and an uncertain future, Eric made a promise to himself to run an Ironman Triathlon.  On his journey from the hospital bed in southern California to the finish line in Kona Hawaii, he realized that the challenge and adversity he was up against and the techniques he used to reach the finish line could be used against the challenges we all entertain.  When not training, racing and delivering inspiration, Eric can be found with his wife Rachel and three children in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  


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