Make a Wish Foundation Benefits from Triathlon Win

On Sunday, August 7, eight Gesture team members completed the Naperville Sprint Triathlon.

Triathlon Win Benefits Make a Wish Foundation Group Picture

What started off as an office joke about who was the best Gesture athlete soon turned into an all-out competition as two individuals and two teams of three registered for the triathlon to prove their worth.

  • Jim Alvarez (CEO), Patrick Clore (Event Operations Manager) and John Polacek (Lead Web Developer)
  • Erin Phillips (Senior Account Manager), Caitie Eggl (Account Manager) and Lauren Finlon (Account Manager)
  • Individual competitor Katie Steinbach (Event Operations Coordinator)
  • Individual competitor Bryan Smoot (Account Manager)

More was at stake than their pride the morning of the race, however. Gesture staff across the country voted for the team or individual they thought would finish first. All of the money raised would then go to the winner’s charity of choice.

All of the Gesture team members crossed the finish line. Katie Steinbach led the pack, and finished first in her age bracket. The medal she received hangs proudly in the Gesture office, but the chance to donate $2,000 to the Make a Wish Foundation made the victory even sweeter. She stopped by their Milwaukee office on August 16 to drop off the check.

Triathlon Win Benefits Make a Wish Foundation Check Presentation