Asian American Athlete Association

Founded in 2021, the Asian American Athlete Association (“AAAA”) is an organization focused on the development of Asian American and Pacific Islander (“AAPI”) participation in sport

Through bringing together AAPI athletes and showcasing their success stories, we will provide a community of resources and inspire the next generation in their pursuit of excellence in sport. Sports are incredibly beneficial to the growth and development of future leaders. Athletics equips children with a sense of teamwork and sportsmanship, in addition to developing resilience, organization, social and leadership skills. Participation in sports can also open doors for educational and career opportunities.

Our objective is to develop a sustainable mentorship program and scholarship fund to support and uplift AAPI athletes and their families.

WHY WE CARE:
Sports are embedded into American society, playing a major historical role in breaking divisive social barriers and uniting individuals from different backgrounds with common goals and respect.

Diversity in sport reinforces respect and the value of one-another in wider society. However, minimal presence can only result in minimal impact. Representation is POWERFUL.

When children see athletes, they identify with competition and success. Athletes represent a belief in opportunity and dreams. Representation is simultaneously
powerful for those who do not identify with athletes, because it alters their lens when they are able to see success in others.

A society heavily invested in sports, like the USA, can be heavily influenced by improved visibility and diversity in its representation.

THE IMPACT:
Sports can be incredibly beneficial to the growth and development of our children into future leaders. They teach us to value others for their actions, rather than by society’s misperceptions, and unite people under common goals. More AAPI leaders serving as role-models can further inspire and open doors for the next generation in their growth, future education, and career opportunities in American society

GOFUNDME:
AAAA completed a successful Kickstarter fundraiser of [$2,076] to fund initial organizational costs, including legal fees. AAAA intends to continue the momentum with our next fundraising goal aimed at [$5000] which will help support our: website development, marketing and community outreach efforts, partnerships, team development and merchandise production (merchandise sales will benefit the scholarship fund). Please help spread the word -- all forms of support are HUGE!!

WEBSITE: asianamericanathletes.com 

INSTAGRAM: @asianamericanathlete 

Thanks for taking the time to read and support!! 


ABOUT:
We have a team of passionate AAPI former athletes volunteering to make this initiative happen, led by Lauren Mei Lan Kelly, a former student-athlete for Dartmouth College and a professional female athlete with Asian roots. We're very excited to be sharing this shared mission and maximizing this vision with an impactful purpose. Let's rise together! #StopAsianHate #EqualityInSport

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Lauren Kelly 
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Morristown, NJ
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