I competed in Vancouver and am now on the team for Sochi!!. Training for the Olympics requires a full commitment to your sport. I train two times a day totaling up to 6-9 hours, five days a week. It is the equivalent of a full time job, that most of us don't get paid for or the funding received is way below minimum wage. The general day to day cost can be expensive for a speed skater, and often times we are struggling to get by, or even eat. Please help me continue on my journey to Sochi. Now that I have made it my family is facing plane tickets, hotel rooms, visas, passports, and food and travel. This is all more expensive cause our team is named so late. All donations are greatly appreciated, please anything helps.
- Sara Blackwelder Merck
- Rock Hill High Bearcats
- Carol Weaver
- Sullivan Middle School Faculty
Salt Lake City, UT