The Rotary Club of Littleton’s Appleman Triathlon, held on July 18, was a spectacular success.  We raised over $30,000!  Everyone who participated, including racers, volunteers, sponsors, and members of the Rotary Club – was a winner.  There were 292 entrants, supported by more than 125 volunteers and a lot of happy spectators.  Team Hoyt returned to continue the tradition of Dick Hoyt and his son Rick.  We had the pleasure of introducing family members of Al and Geri McConnell, former Littleton Rotarians and local heroes, to whom this year’s race was dedicated, to the crowd at the beach.
The Littleton Rotary wishes to thank our many sponsors for their generous donations, both financial and in-kind:
  • Platinum Sponsor: Workers Credit Union.  
  • Gold Sponsors:  Acton Toyota of Littleton, Badger Littleton & Groton Funeral Homes, Middlesex Savings Bank, Sanctuary Medicinals, The Point, The Littleton Police Association (Local #204), and the Vincent Couper Trust. 
  • Silver+ Sponsors:  Littleton Police Association (Local #20 and Vincent Couper Trust. 
  • Silver Sponsors: Acton Refrigeration, Inc., the Burroughs Fund, CK Bikes, Cowley Associates Real Estate, Dunkin’, Edward Jones Financial, Gore Foundation, Gould Law Offices, Harland Electric, Idylwyld Farms, Kimball Farm, Main Street Bank, Miller Automotive, Perkins & Ancil Law Offices, Seal Harbor Companies, and Small Water System Services (SWSS).
  • Bronze Sponsors:  Alpha Graphics, Digital Credit Union, Donelan’s Supermarkets, Enterprise Bank, Great Road Farm and Garden, Great Road Liquors, Walter Fey, CPA, the Littleton Fire Department, the Littleton Highway Department, Littleton Parks & Recreation, Ratta Corporation, Tavern in the Square, and WheelsTV.
With their support, each entrant into the Appleman received a “swag bag” full of useful items, every finisher received a medal, and every person who won first, second or third place in their race category took home a beautiful, etched bottle of maple syrup.  After entrants crossed the finish line they were treated to fresh apples, watermelon, and candy.
The Appleman Triathlon is the Rotary Club of Littleton’s largest annual fundraiser.  100% of the net proceeds raised through sponsorships, participant fees, and donations allow the Club to provide much needed goods and services to help individuals and non-profit organizations who depend on our help during difficult times.  Our club members and the members of the Rotary Club of Littleton’s Community Corps (RCC) will always look after the most vulnerable in our communities.
You should join us!  The Rotary Club of Littleton is looking for new members, men and women who have an hour a week to meet, help identify potential recipients of our funds, review new and on-going projects, listen to guest speakers from myriad non-profits, volunteer to work on projects, and increase our outreach to organizations that need our help.  Our Club members and the members of the Rotary Club of Littleton’s Community Corps (RCC) will always look after the most vulnerable in our communities.
To join the Club, or learn more about us, please feel free to contact Roger Hartley, our membership chairman, at  Interested prospects are invited to attend any of our regular weekly meetings, which start with coffee at 7:15 am and continue from 7:30-8:30.  The meetings are held on Wednesdays at Stevie’s Café in the rear of 1 Monarch Drive (off Taylor Street) in Littleton.