COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho --- The IRONMAN Foundation will distribute $60,000 in charitable give backs to non-profit initiatives and groups in the greater Idaho Panhandle and Spokane area.

The IRONMAN Foundation is doing this in conjunction with the 2017 IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene triathlon taking place on Sunday, August 27, according to an IRONMAN press release.

New goggles will be given to the City of Sandpoint’s lifeguards. Community grants will also be awarded to the Coeur d’Alene Recreation Department, Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center, Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County, Kootenai Health Foundation and North Idaho College Foundation, said the release.

“These new goggles will facilitate underwater grid search in a safe and more effective way and impact lives,” said Sandpoint’s Parks and Recreation director, Kim Woodruff.

The Coeur d’Alene Recreation Department will use their community grant to support multiple recreation and fitness activities in Kootenai County, according to the press release.

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center will use their grant to fund the “Third Grade Learn to Swim Program,” where many local children have learned to swim, over the past eight years.

Grant funding will support multiple initiatives for the Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County, Kootenai Health Foundation and North Idaho College Foundation.

“It is an honor to support so many local community organizations and their incredible initiatives. Together we are creating a long lasting and tangible impact here in Idaho,” said Community Relations Manager for the IRONMAN Foundation, Sarah Hartman.