Welcome to My Rally
I am a Flatwater Sprint Paracanoe Kayaker on the US Team. The discipline is 200m KL3 (Leg, Trunk, Arms)
I have dedicated my full attention to the sport, Not just to be the best, but inspire others that they too can make a difference intheir own lives and the lives of others.
Why I'm Raising Funds
I am raising funds to cover the huge amount of ongoing expenses to pursue my dream. Due to the infancy of the sport in the United States there is no funding.
Getting results this year in international competitions would bring more funding from the USOC into Canoe/Kayaking. This would, directly, help grow the sport through regional clubs around the nation.
Unlike previous years where I was able to work to an extent, this year All expenses from club dues, gym memberships, coaching, travel, and equipment comes from personal savings.
May 21-June 06 World Cups 2&3 in Europe
The cost of the big two, are anticipated at 1500-2000 for flights and the lodging for 16 days will be close to 3000. Some of the smaller ticket items;boat rental, coaching, accreditation, and additional fees will average at 400-800 dollars.
Aug 12-28 World Championships Czech Rep.
I will repeat the same process as the World Cups, in which this will also cost 5500-6500 in expenses.
This is not a handout, but support. Through Support I can turn Dreams into Goals, and Goals into Reality.
Last year alone, I paddled 2294km (1425.4 miles) High Intensity Paddling + 700 Hours Gym (annually)
In addition to training and racing I have Donated my time speaking with College Physical Therapy Students, Coordination with Disabled Veterans, Autism Buddies, Children with needs.
This is not just a hobbie, this is who I am!!!