Diego's Down Syndrome World Games

$5,075 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 40 months
On July 15 to 22  Diego will be competing at The 1st.  Trisome Games  as part of Swim Team USA in Florence, Italy
This will be The First World Championship, at the highest level of competition forAthletes with Down Syndrome in Swimming, Syncronized Swimming , Gymnsatics, Table Tennis, Tennis, Judo, Athletics and Futsal.
Attending 500+ athletes from 20+ countries from around the world will compete in all these different sports.
The United States will only be represented with one team. A Swim Team.Diego will be one of the four swimmers that will be competing.
Also Diego has been competing in local  swim meets with ablebody  swimmers to achieve the requiere  qualifying times  to be able to particiapate in this World Swimming Championship.
Now with almost 3 months he is training very hard to achieve yet another dream and this time in Long Course which demands from him a lot more attention, concentration and stamina. 

Diego has been an thlete with Special Olympics Florida  for the last 7 years that competes all year long  in swimming , surfing , golf, cycling and Alpine Skiing. This organization also had given him a foundation of friendship, confidence in himself and is a great support to him and continue to be so.
Diego had participated in many local competitions. He had been fortunate to be choosen also for many Florida State Comeptition. Bringing home many Gold, Silver and Bronze medalas over the years. 

Diego started competitive swimming only 6 years ago. with the Coral Springs Swim Team Club in the recreational summer program. After that a good neighbor encourage us to sign him up for one of the swim teams. Thanks Brian Mc Night !! Since then we never regret the desicion. It hasn't been easy but as times passes Diego accomplishments and confidence grow. He had lots of up's and down's but he is more determine than ever to suceed.

Diego had done two World and International Swimming Championships as part of the Down Syndrome Team USA in short course.  In 2012 Diego came back home with a Bronze medal from one of the two Team USA relays. In 2014 he got his first individual International Silver Medal, and was part of four od Theam USA relays with two Silvers and one Gold.

Unfortunately, unlike other countries, the USA does not provide funding for the athletes competitions nor training. So in order to make this possible for Diego we need your help to cover the costs for training, uniforms, medical insurance ,travel and lodging expenses for Diego and Mom as coach.
The estimated funds needed to be collected to cover the costs of the trip are $6500.

Any help that you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Please share this with any friends and family you think will be willing to help Diego attend The First World Tisome Games.

THANK YOU SO MUCH in advance for your support.
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Thank you to all our Friends and Everyone else from the swimming community that this past weekend pass by our table at the Coral Springs Aquatic Center during our fundraising at the Michael Lohberg International Swimming Invitational where we were selling bracelets and pins to help Diego. All your generous contribution help.
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Diego is coming along really well with his training and on schedule getting stronger.
Once again, Thank You so much to everyone for your generous contributions and unconditional support.
part of the house into a gym
enjoying time out
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Thanks to all our friends and family you are truly the greatest !!. Your unconditional support and generosity means a lot to Diego !!
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Diego's Down Syndrome World Games has reached 55% of its goal.
THANKS to ALL our friends and family for your unconditional support !!!
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$5,075 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 40 months
Created April 24, 2016
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CF
$325
Coral Springs Swim Club Fundaraising
38 months ago (Offline Donation)
$25
Anonymous
38 months ago
$25
Anonymous
38 months ago
$100
Robert Allard
38 months ago

GO DIEGO !!!!!!!

$640
Anonymous
39 months ago (Offline Donation)
$500
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39 months ago (Offline Donation)
DA
$100
David Alvas
39 months ago
$50
Anonymous
39 months ago
RS
$50
Rashid & Bolanle Shotande
39 months ago (Offline Donation)
$50
Gina Grant
39 months ago

We are so proud of you Diego! Have a great time. And continue being a Champion!!!

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