My name is Xian Covington-Hunt, and I am a high-achieving high school student athlete of limited family means from Benicia, California. I am seeking financial assistance so that I can afford to play in the Class of California Elite Invitational in Fullerton, California and the USA World Series Challenge in San Diego, California with an elite travel baseball team called NorCal. The expenses for the two trips will total about $5,500.
Who am I?
I just completed my sophomore year at Benicia High School, during which I was a member of both the Varsity and Junior Varsity Baseball teams. I was awarded the title of RBI King for having 25 RBIs, the most on the JV team. My batting average was .474, the second highest on the team. Because of my accomplishments on the JV team, I was called up to the varsity team mid-season.
I am taking college-prep classes. My educational goal is to attend a university and major in robotics engineering. I am also a member of the African Library Club. This year we collected and donated books to a library in Lesotho, Africa. We held fundraisers to cover the costs of shipping the books. My parents support my academic and athletic activities, but they have limited resources and three other kids. There isn’t room in the family budget for me to participate in this wonderful opportunity.
Why is this important?
There will be several college recruiters at these tournaments. Because of my athletic and academic successes, I am one of a few players selected to meet with college recruiters from California State University, Fullerton; UCLA; California State University, Long Beach; UC Irvine; San Diego State University; UC San Diego; University of Arizona; and Arizona State University. Attending these tournaments will let me achieve my long-term athletic AND academic goals unlike any other opportunity.
My only obstacle is I don’t have the money to attend the tournaments and visit the universities. Will you help me achieve my dreams by donating money to fund my trips? I would be grateful if you helped by sponsoring me—any amount is appreciated.
Thank you for your consideration of my request.
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