We are Team Vukich, a junior curling team from Seattle, Washington. We recently earned the right to represent the USA at the 2014 World Junior Curling Championships in Flims, Switzerland from Feb 22 - March 5, 2014. This is a goal that we've been working hard to achieve for many years, and having the opportunity to represent our country is both an honor and a dream come true for our team!
See the guy on the far left, the one with the orange hat? He's our coach and his name is Travis Way; and we're incredibly fortunate to have him as our coach. Travis is the kind of person that is a natural coach: positive, supportive, with a deep knowledge and love of the game, and who challenges us to be our very best at every practice and every game. He has played a very important role in us earning gold at Junior Nationals; and as we set our sights on gold at the Junior Worlds, we need his coaching and support more than ever.
Our coach Travis is husband to Annjie and the father of two young children (Bri, 3 & Ethan, 2), he is a golf pro, and a multiple US National curling champion. Unfortunately, In his current role as a golf pro, he does not get paid vacation. On top of that, he is "single-parenting" Bri & Ethan while his wife Annjie finishes school in California. With a young family to support, it is very difficult for him to take time off of work to go to Switzerland with us, without it creating a hardship for him & his family.
This is where you come in! We really need your help in bringing Coach Travis to Switzerland with us! Our goal is to raise $2,500 to compensate for him not being able to work during Junior Worlds, and to help cover childcare costs while he is in Switzerland helping us achieve our dream. Every donation makes a difference, whether you can give $10, $100, or more. With each donation you earn your ability to have your name on the banner that will travel with us to Flims, Switzerland; it will hang in the arena while we compete & on our hotel wall while we recharge, to remind us of the love & support back home.
Thank you SO MUCH for your donations, your support, and your time! It really means the world to our team!
Cheers & Good Curling,
Jake Vukich, Evan McAuley, Luc Violette, Kyle Lorvick & Travis Way
Team Vukich, Team Washington, Team USA!!!
- Cathie Tomlinson
- J & K Brownstein
- Mary & Ray Melton
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