View Full Version : Scott Strode of Boulder one of CNN's 'Heroes' of 2012

Colorado Media Newsroom
September 20th, 2012, 12:01 PM
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CNN encourages you to vote early and often — up to 10 times a day. Not for any elected official, of course, but for its “CNN Heroes.” Nominees were announced Thursday, including Scott Strode of Boulder who launched Phoenix Multisport. Each Top 10 CNN Hero will receive a $50,000 grant to further their work, and one will be named “CNN Hero of the Year” during a live broadcast on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Online voting for “CNN Hero of the Year” runs through Wednesday, Nov. 28 at CNNHeroes.com (http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/)

About Strode, per CNN: For most of his teens and early twenties, Scott Strode abused drugs and alcohol. When he realized at age 24, that his addictions were out of control, he finally got clean, and sought a new social circle and activities that would help maintain his sobriety. Scott found what he needed at the gym, and eventually became a triathlete and mountain climber. In 2007, he decided to help others enjoy this healthy ‘high.’ He started Phoenix Multisport, a nonprofit that provides free athletic activities and a sober support community to more than 6,000 participants in Colorado.

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