Help Kevin Get To US Indoor Nationals
$2,804 of $2,500 goal
My name is Kevin A. Mays II, a recent Central Michigan University Graduate student-athlete, following graduation I decided to dedicate myself to the sport of track and field, specifically the 35-lb weight and the hammer throw and my goal is to continue to compete at a high level. I've always dreamed of being a professional athlete and this may be my breakthrough opportunity.
The 2013 USA Indoor Track and Field National Championships will be held March 1st through March 3rd, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Without the support of endorsements, scholarships, grants, I will have to fund this out-of-pocket which would be literally impossible for me to do at this time. So my plea to you is a sponsorship that will assist me with the opportunity to compete in this event.
Dependent on your donation,
I will be provided with traveling expenses, living expenses, and a structured
per diem for day-to-day expenses, competition fees, and competition equipment. These
are the few things needed in order for an athlete to be successful over the
course of competition. Lastly, i'd like to thank you for your time and donation!
Kevin A. Mays II
Carman-Ainsworth High School, Flint, Mi August 2003- June 2007
State Champion (Discus), June 2007
Midwest Meet of Champions competitor, June 2007
School Record Holder (Discus), May 2007
Central Michigan University Football August 2007-May 2008
Mid-American Conference Champion, December 2007
Central Michigan University Track & Field August 2007-June 2012
Second-Team All American (35 lbs. weight), March 2012
Mid-American Conference Outdoor Men's Hammer runner-up, June 2012
Finished ranked 11th in the nation according to USATF.org, January 2012
2-time Team MVP, 2011, 2012
NCAA All-American Honorable Mention, March 2011
Mid-American Conference Indoor Champion (35 lbs. weight), March 2011
2011 Mid-American Conference Indoor Most Outstanding Field Performer, March 2011
Mid American Conference Record Holder (35 lbs. weight "“ 71'11"), February 2012
Bill Boyden Leadership Award Finalist, March 2011
School Record Holder (35 lbs. weight "“ 71'11"), February 2012
Two-year team captain (Track & Field), 2011-2012
***As of January 23, 2013, I have competed in two competitions where I have finished in first place and surpassed the USA qualifying mark of 19.81 meters. I am also currently ranked 8th in the United States.
Event: 2013 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Date: March 1-3, 2013
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USA Track & Field Website: http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2013/USATFCS/Events/USA-Indoor-Track---Field-Championships.aspx
Yearly Rankings: http://www.usatf.org/statistics/topMarks/2013/Indoor-Men.aspx
Competing at this level also opened my eyes to the next level of dedication and preparation needed to continue to fulfill my dreams! This was a true blessing to be able to be amongst our countries greatest athletes!
With the indoor season coming to an end, I will be beginning the outdoor season, hoping to reach the outdoor national championship held in June. Stay tuned for updates on the progress of my outdoor season, and again thank you for your continued support!