Coach Tim's Olympic Rio Fund
Did you know that our Olympic Athletes and their Coaches not only have to dedicate their lives to the sports they are the BEST in the World at, but also have to fund their own way to be on the Big Platform, The Olympics?
That’s right, our United States Olympians and their Coaches are not just given a free ride to the Games. They could receive some support from each individual Sports Governing Board, but it is not enough to cover all of the expenses these individuals incur.
Most Olympians, like our own Sarah Robles, work a part-time, or even full-time job on top of training in order to make it as an Olympic Athlete. And for the Coaches, Like Tim Swords, because his passion is to see ALL of his lifters be successful, he doesn’t make his money from training remarkable athletes like Sarah. So having to fund their trip to Rio this year is hard.
And it is should not be a surprise to anyone that it is hard for these Athletes and Coaches to ask someone to fund their dream. But I am not to humble to ask for your support.
Coach Tim Swords is a man that has given more than 30 years of his life to training and helping under-privileged kids make something of themselves. Because of his knowledge and ability to truly train his weightlifters, he has seen his time rewarded by the number of his lifters going on to become College Athletes, National Weightlifting Champions and of course Coaching Olympic Athletes.
This year he needs to be there for Sarah, As she stated at the Olympic Trials,
"There's no one else I'd rather have on my side on a day like this: A life-changing one!"
“It's difficult to articulate how I felt after all the trials after trials, failures and victories, to be held up by one as great and kind as my coach.”
Can you help us get Coach Tim to Rio? Coach was just informed of the news that he had to come up with these funds so we are on a short time frame, but I cannot imagine him not being in Rio with Sarah. Any contribution, $1, $5, $10, is worth more than just the dollar amount contributed. It is a tribute to a wonderful Coach who dedicates his ALL to his athletes. Every donation is Tax Deductible as Team Houston Weightlifting is a Non Profit Organization.
Please consider going to enter link for Go Fund Me Account
What an amazing day!!! Sarah is bringing home the Bronze!!!! Thanks to each of you, Coach Tim was able to be by Sarah's side. Sarah had the person that believed in her and knew she could be on the podium with her tonight and it is because of each of you, that Coach Tim had a "front row seat" to a great show.
As the spokesman, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! The smiles on both of their faces was unforgettable!
That being said, Coach Tim could still use your help for future events or equipment. No amount is to small. Coach Tim has touched so many lives, so it would be great to pay it forward. He has had a trying year with some ups & downs.
Coach Tim has roughly 3000 friends on Facebook (plus many more). If a third of those friends donated $5, we would raise another $5000 for future meets or even equipment. Please consider donating and help the youth movement in which Coach Tim desires to do....coach kids to make them better athletes and make them even better men & women.
Thanks for all that have donated. God Bless.
We will give a private donation to Tim but a public SHAME ON YOU USAW! I am betting that the BOD isn't paying out of pocket to go to Rio ??? The coaches that don't get paid a penny and literally pay thousands of dollars out of their own pockets, take time off of work to travel to meets and spend thousands of hours training kids, adults etc are expected too....hmmmm what's wrong with this picture?