Let's Make An Impact Through Sports

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If sports has made an impact in your life, and you believe it can make an impact in the lives of others kindly contribute towards this vision.

After many conversations with athletes & coaches (amateur, collegiate, and professional) I realized that: a lack of training facilities, necessary equipment, and limited access to coaching were often the difference that could potentially (1) keep youths and young adults focused on educational development in coordination with developing both intracurricular and extracurricular skillsets (which we believe enhances outcomes at all levels); (2) empower student-athletes to see sport(s) as a tool for goal setting, team building, character development, and leadership development; and (3) allow athletes to realize their potential in their chosen field. That's why I started Impact Sports Africa in 2020.

We are raising funds to get Impact Sports Africa fully organized as an organization as well as to begin our first major project in East Africa committed to advancing opportunities for athletes at all levels: specifically pole vaulters, high jumpers, combined-event athletes, and other underrepresented disciplines. 

We seek to raise between $25,000-$40,000 to obtain the space and equipment for training, to organize, staff, and coordinate the logistics of the supplies to our base here in Kenya:

- Indoor and/or Outdoor Space to train for athletes of all levels in that also serves the community when we are not training.

- 3 Mats for gymnastics/martial arts (1 competition size.)

- 2 Pole Vault Pits & Runway (1 pit in reserve; either gently used or new.)
- 20-25 Poles to start varying in size and weight.

- 1 High Jump Mat/Equipment (either gently used or new.)

- Supplies equipment/coaching/ staffing that may benefit both specific and overall athlete development. (We hope to have 2-3 competitions annually by 2022.)

- Other needs as necessary to be updated this page, our website, and our social media

ABOUT ME: I'm a multi-sport athlete with a passion for community building, writing, technology, traveling, and sports - among other things. 

I began martial arts training in Iowa in 2010 and have continued to practice ever since, I began coaching in 2014 at the youth, high school, and then collegiate levels in Austin, Texas. I started my pole vault training full-time in Austin, Texas USA in 2015 (though I've been doing athletics since 2010) and also in Phoenix, Arizona USA in 2016 and even in San Diego, California USA in 2018 (after an injury and subsequent hiatus.)

I am based out of Austin, Texas USA, I also train in Nairobi, Kenya. I've realized the challenges that many face as students and/or working professionals who are still very much interested in progressing to the collegiate and professional levels.

Athletics should bring out the best in us. It is not easy but if one surrounds him or herself with the right people, is motivated, inquisitive, and determined it is possible to not only progress, but to achieve. Through this project we seek to open doors for others whose only limitations are not their courage, nor their ambition, nor their will - but their access to an environment that allows them to not only progress but to achieve.

If sports has made an impact in your life, and you believe it can make an impact in the lives of others kindly contribute towards this vision.

Your contribution will have an impact.

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