Get Lindsey to the American Open

Greetings friends!

As you may have already gathered from the title and post, I am preparing to head out to ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA to compete at the American Open (the second most prestigious Weightlifting meet in the Nation!) this December.  This year, though, the travel expenses are a little over what we're able to manage solo.
With my birthday (November 2nd) and the holiday's coming up, I figured maybe now is the best time to start up a Go-Fund-Me/wishlist.
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"What will the raised funds go toward?"
The funds raised here will go directly towards travel expenses for myself and the partial coach's travel that is distributed equally among my teammates also traveling to Anaheim this year.  Anything more will go toward my share of our hotel, rental car and additional expenses (like epsomsalts and groceries, since it is at a resort and I'm not planning on eating overpriced food for the time that I'm there).
"When and Where?"
The American Open will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center, December 7th through the 10th.

"Show me the moneeey... er, financial breakdown"
Roundtrip flight from NC to CA - $820 (+tax)
Event hotel 4 day stay - $480.00 (+tax)
Additional expense estimation:  $200.00-$350.00 depending

If you can donate anything, it would be wonderful.


** I will be coming up with ways for me to assist and put more money towards this through offering "exchange for a donation" where patrons can donate and acquire photography services, etc.  If you donate prior to the release of these options, you can contact me to put your donation toward something of that nature.

Thanks again for reading and your consideration!  All I want this year is to get back on that National stage and apply the hard work and commitment from the last year toward something I can be proud of!  <3


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    • 46 mos
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    • $10 
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    • $50 
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Lindsey Kraken 
Hampstead, NC
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