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Teaming up to Save Lives

Team Orphans endeavors to help abandoned children by competing in their honor. It can be both a single athlete seeking sponsorship for an event or a group of determined individuals fundraising and competing together. Either way, we are all teaming up to bring children home to their forever families!

Rebecca Cruttenden, founder of Team Orphans, is a dedicated mom of three adopted children and a Brittany's Hope grant recipient from 2003. She has raised over $232,000 for Brittany's Hope since 2010 through her Ironman events. She, her husband Tom and her children live in Rockford Michigan. Her next race is Ironman Maryland, September 28, 2019.


of all Team Orphans donations help provide adoption grants for families bringing special needs children home. All non-program expenses, such as overhead and fundraising, are paid for by a generous corporate benefactor: DAS Distributors, Inc.