AJ Runs to National Junior Olympics

My name is Anthony Renzulli and I am a local and regional level track and field champion for the CLCF Panthers. I’ve loved running with my Mom almost my whole life, but this is my first year running with a racing team. Running makes me feel strong and confident, and although I’m only 8, my goal is to one day be an Olympian. I train five days a week, sometimes running as far as 6 miles, and compete in various track and field races to work toward my goal!
Recently, at the Junior Olympic New England Meet, I placed 1st in the 1500 meters and 2nd in the 800 meters, which qualified me to run at the Northeast Regional meet against kids from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, and New York! I was ranked 5th in both events at Regionals, but ran the best race of my life and WON the 1500 meters with a personal best time of 6:02! The next day I placed 3rd in the 800 meters, with a personal best of 3:03! These two performances earned me entry into the 51st USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, in both events! I have worked very hard to have a successful track season and I am excited to build on that success by competing with thousands of young athletes from across the U.S.!


To do this, I need your help with competition and travel expenses, as I make plans to attend the National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in Lawrence, Kansas July 24-30, 2017. Money raised for the trip will be used for entry, airfare, housing, and food. No amount is too small and any donation is appreciated. $5 would be awesome!


Any money that goes unspent or is raised beyond my fundraising goal will be used to purchase new sneakers for the Gotta Have Sole Foundation, a non-profit started in my hometown, Cranston, RI, that provides homeless kids with brand new shoes. I think every kid deserves the opportunity to have a great pair of sneakers to run in!

Thank you for your continued support!

-AJ

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The USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field program is one of the most visible youth athletic development programs in the world. Many of today’s Olympic stars began their track and field careers competing in the USATF's Junior Olympic meets. Nearly 10,000 athletes are expected to travel to Lawrence for the 2017 Championships. Entry is based on athlete performances at Preliminary, Association and Regional levels of the 2017 USATF Junior Olympic Program. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -https://www.gottahavesole.org/about/

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Organizer

Nicole Renzulli Martins 
Organizer
Cranston, RI
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