2022 Olympic dream

I am a 2018 Winter Olympian who is raising funds to get back onto the ice to continue pursuing a second Olympics in the sport of skeleton. For those of you who don't know what skeleton is it is a solo sport where a person lies on their stomach going head-first down an ice track up to speeds over 80 miles per hour. https://www.aol.com/video/show/Extreme-Lengths/SHW290/5daf184627f25f5d5fc4c42e/ The Olympics being an amateur organization athletes who participate do not receive payment. We are all responsible to fund ourselves until we are endorsed or fully funded athletes through sponsorships and donations. like all the other athletes who work hard and train tirelessly I made history as the first ever Olympian to compete in the sport for the country of Jamaica. Now I look to Make history again as the first-ever skeleton athlete to compete in Olympics for the country of Puerto Rico. but I can't do it on my own. No great athlete has ever become good completely solo they have always had a good team of supporters and coaches behind them and here's what I'm raising money for. COSTS:  .New Sled - $14,000  .Full time sliding coach - $30,000 .Runners $450 a pair (need 5 pairs) $2,250 .Uniforms (2 brand new ones) - $1600 ($800 ea.) .Brush Spikes Shoes $375 a pair (3 pairs) - $1,125 .Room & Board - $9,850 (hotels, Airbnb's, food) .Flights - $9,600 (international included) Luggage/Overweight bags/sporting equipment(sled and runners) avg. $950 per flight - $8,750 .Car rental w/ full coverage insurance - $7,850 (5 countries avg. $1,098)  .Training fees $35 per run (18 runs a week $630) - (7 race tracks $4,410) .Race entry fees $100 per race - (8 races $800) .Bringing my total cost of season to $90,235 This is what is needed to be an elite athlete. In the end the two main keys to success in this sport are your equipment and the coach you have to help you know how to use it. I have made to the Olympics with absolutely nothing and will make the best choices with every resource generously given in hopes that I can once again make history as the first Winter Olympian from two island countries.

Donations

  • Jamie Anastasio 
    • 100 $ 
    • 7 mos

Organizer

Anthony Basil Watson 
Organizer
Vineland, NJ
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