Chris Nikic to speak at LLH 2021 Garden Party

The Iron Man triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride, and a marathon 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run, raced in that order. The trek must be completed in under 17 hours. Chris completed it with time to spare, in 16:46:09. More about Chris can be found at

We are so pleased to announce this year’s guest speaker at our Annual Garden Party fundraiser is none other than Chris Nikic, the first person with Down Syndrome to become an Iron Man!

Having achieved a goal that most of us only dream about, Chris is a great example of perseverance and tenacity for everyone he meets, way beyond those with special needs. His accomplishment has given him national and international notoriety, from CBS News, ABC News, Sports Illustrated, The Today Show, and many more news outlets.

Tickets for this year’s event will be $50 each, or a table of 10 for $475.

You may also reserve a ticket for $25 and $200 will reserve a table. (nonrefundable but applies toward the ticket price).

Seating will be limited, based on the desire to have fewer attendees because of Covid-19 protocols that will be in place. We will be taking reservations this week. Join our email list and check out our Facebook page to stay informed.

Check out the links below for a few of the news stories about Chris. Or, you can just Google him!

CNN News

CBS News

Good Morning America