Olympic Dream Includes My Parents

I'm Nico Hernandez, and I am honored to be representing the USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  I will be boxing in the 49 kg Light Flyweight division.  The USOC is paying for my trip, however they do not allot any money for travel for my family.

I am excited to be one step closer to accomplishing my dream of being an Olympic Gold Medalist, and I would love to have my parents there supporting me.  I do not like to ask for help because I believe in hard work, not handouts.    However, there is no way my parents can make this trip without some support.   I am trying to raise $8500 to pay for them to see me box in Rio. 

My dad has been my coach ever since I started boxing at 9-years-old.  My mom has always been in the stands cheering the loudest out of anyone.  I can usually hear her over my coaches!   The only reason I have made it this far is because of them.  It would mean the world to me if they are there in Rio for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Thank you so much for supporting me and my family.  I am proud to say I am from Wichita, KS. 

  • Erich Gierhart 
    • $15 
    • 65 mos
  • Vera Harris 
    • $300 
    • 65 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 65 mos
  • Donovan White 
    • $30 
    • 65 mos
  • Brian Mcintyre 
    • $100 
    • 65 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Nico Hernandez 
Wichita, KS
Lewis Hernandez 
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