Dance Does It: World Games Austria

$16,709 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 283 people in 30 months

We are members of Dance Does It, a unified team of dancers, the majority with special needs/Down Syndrome. We are honored and excited to be invited to perform in Austria at the World Dance Contest being held as part of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games! HOWEVER, because dance is not yet an official sport (it is a demonstration competition currently) WE MUST PAY ALL OUR EXPENSES & RAISE FUNDS ON OUR OWN. We cannot yet channel through Special Olympics even though we are going to champion for all of the dancers world-wide who hold faith and hope it will soon be an officially recognized sport! The good news is Dance Does It IS a 501(c)(3) charity and all donations are tax-deductible!

We are  very proud to represent NE Ohio and the USA at the World Games under the guidance of certified LaBlast instructor and founder of Dance Does It, Mary Beth Castell. We are practicing regularly, bonding as a team  and love all the things that dance does for us. However, our concern is the very high price tag for the trip! 

Our expenses include airfare and lodging costs prior to the trip and we'll need additional funds for meals, costumes, and other costs related to a 9 day trip for our large team. Not only do we compete in the Dance Contest but we perform during the week in Olympic villages and will also take part in a LaBlast dance number as part of the Closing Ceremonies. To learn more check out our website: www.DanceDoesIt.org 

It would mean the world to us if you could help this dream become a reality by donating to our team. Every dollar will be highly appreciated and they do add up. Perhaps you can donate in honor of someone you know who is also Special Needs... We are most grateful and we hope to serve as role models and help change perceptions about intellectual disability.  As your gifts inspire us, we will keep inspiring others! Thank you very much for your generosity.  We will post updates so please check back.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

 

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Dance Does It: World Games Austria has reached 50% of its goal. Thanks to TOM & LEAH, Sherry and Carrie.
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Thank you to everyone for your support and helping us get the word out. You can learn all about us on our website: www.DanceDoesIt.org
Team members are practicing often, seeking donations, writing thank you notes, making invitations for our Olympic Gala, and so much more. I'm so very proud to be their coach!
Team bonding: Potluck, movie & dancing!
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Please help us push over $2,000! We had 6 donations come in today and we are so very thankful for everyone supporting us. It would be cool to go over $2,000. Who can help us get there and ultimately to Austria?!?!
Thanking you in advance! xo
More excited with every donation! TY!
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Susan
4 months ago

Hi! Sheryl Kintop left a donation jar here for the special Olympics about 2 years ago and it has money in it. There's no phone number on it. Is this fund raiser over ? And can someone come get this donation jar? It's at Northcoast Corn Creations popcorn shop in Willoughby Ohio . Our number is 440 571 4005 Thank you!

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$16,709 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 283 people in 30 months
Created October 15, 2016
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TA
$25
Tim Adkins
24 months ago

Good luck!! Have lots of fun.

KW
$50
Ken Watson
25 months ago

Hey Sheryl Kintop. Good luck and have a great time inAustria. Ken & Debbie Watson

MI
$25
Mark and Angel Iacofano
25 months ago

Supporting Michael Sukalac - best of luck to all of you!

LP
$50
Laurie Phillips
25 months ago

In support of my BD Buddy, Michael Sukalac and the entire Dance Does It team.

$25
Anonymous
25 months ago
$20
Anonymous
25 months ago
TO
$20
Tom O'Malley
25 months ago

Good Running

Susan
4 months ago

Hi! Sheryl Kintop left a donation jar here for the special Olympics about 2 years ago and it has money in it. There's no phone number on it. Is this fund raiser over ? And can someone come get this donation jar? It's at Northcoast Corn Creations popcorn shop in Willoughby Ohio . Our number is 440 571 4005 Thank you!

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