Hey friends and family!
This is Ian and Gavin Ross, as many of you know we have been training hard the past few years chasing a dream, that is, the Olympics, Rio 2016.
Last weekend, was the Senior World Trials in Oklahoma City, OK. We are happy to say we won both of the races we needed to win at trials so we are now Senior World Team Members. We are totally happy and psyched to race and represent the USA in world competition.
As a part of this journey we have run into many obstacles, most of which we have overcome through hard work and being positive; however the biggest problem is turning out to be lack of funds. Last summer we cut our racing time in Europe short in large part because of lack of money. This summer is a pre-Olympic year and we need to get all the experiences we can by racing against the best in the world. The first World Cup is in May (in 10 days)and the final World Championship is on August 24. We need to stay in Europe for nearly four months(!).
Our national paddling association (USACK) does not have enough money to fund World team members but they do help in other important ways. This Rallyme crowd funding is created via USACK and athletes get 100% of money raised.
We are doing this campaign together, so whatever money we raise will be shared equally by just the two of us. You don't have to give a lot but if you'd like t be a part of our journey we will be making updates on Social Media over the summer. If you can't give now we get it and that'd cool but if you like our story please feel free to "share" on social media and allow our story to grow.
Above all; Thank you! Thank you for giving, sharing and reading this. All the best, GO Team USA