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On Friday, June 25, athletes of all abilities will tackle the Rocky Mountains in the World TEAM Sports Adventure TEAM Challenge. An idea conceived by Erik Weihenmayer, first visually impaired individual to climb Mt. Everest, the Adventure TEAM Challenge is a multi-day, multi-sport TEAM-building wilderness adventure. Many of you who attended the Extend 2010 conference last March had the pleasure of being inspired by Erik's keynote address at that event.
Erik invited Alteryx to participate in this year's Adventure TEAM Challenge, and we accepted that invitation. The Alteryx team is made up of five members, three of whom are Alteryx employees: Ned Harding, CTO; Catherine Shenk, Marcom Manager; and Nino Pozgaj, Manager, Sales Operations.
Nino's fifteen-year-old daughter, Clarissa, is the fourth team member. Clarissa is wheelchair-bound with Arthrogryposis, also known as Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita—a rare congenital disorder that causes multiple joint contractures and is characterized by muscle weakness and fibrosis.
Today, our fifth member was confirmed. Matt Nyman, a twelve-year Army veteran who lost his right leg below the knee and suffered severe damage to his left leg and foot serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan, will join the Alteryx team.
The Adventure TEAM Challenge, like Alteryx, is all about pushing the envelope on problem-solving while celebrating true diversity and increasing our effectiveness in working together as a team. Please check out the Adventure TEAM Challenge website to find out how this amazing event is changing the lives and dreams of able-bodied and disabled adventurers alike.
Please contact Ned Harding if you would like to honor the Alteryx team with your charitable contribution. You will be supporting an organization that works to make life better lived for every special participant they can reach.