￼Nicholas Craig Brown, JR. was born in the State of Virginia on November 12, 2001. Nicholas was a preemie and took some time to put weight on. At 18 months old , Nicholas was burned by hot grease that was cooking on the stove. He suffered from both second and third degree burns over multiple parts of his body. It took 2 years for him to fully heal, with minimal scaring.
He is being raised by his grandparents who have full physical custody since the age of 5. Nicholas is 16 yrs old and stands 6'4", truly a miracle from how his tiny life started. Nicholas always had a passion for running and has been running track ever since elementary school. He ran for Hening Elementary, Manchester Middle, and now runs for Clover Hill High School, all in the County of Chesterfield, State of Virginia. Nicholas also ran as an unattached athlete for AAU Sports. He competed in the Hershey Track and Field competitions in Pennsylvania, and also qualified and participated in the Junior Olympics, July 2015 in Norfolk, Virginia.
Nicholas has been blessed with a gift. He is a sprinter, who runs 100m, 200m, 300m and the 4X100. Nicholas has many accomplishments. At 14 years old, Nicholas was 2nd in the nation for his age group for middle and high school track for his 200m time. Nicholas has over 25 medals mostly 1st place, as well as ribbons and trophies. Nicholas has held county and State records in the State of Virginia as well as Regional records.
Nicholas received a letter from Down Under Sports, Australia and was invited to participate based on his overall performance, in the 2018 International Track and Field Tournaments in July . He will join thousands of other exceptional athletes for this once-in-a-lifetime experience from around the world, as he will be representing both his home state of Virginia, and the United States of America in competition.
We are not in a financial position to be able to fund this 10 day trip to Australia. We truly want this for Nicholas and are so proud of all his accomplishments. The funds are needed by the middle of May, 2018. We were able to put the down payment to register him.
For any business that sponsors Nicholas, we are willing to wear their shirts and/or hand out advertisements for you as our way of demonstrating our thanks and gratitude for your support and generosity, as we are convinced that this will set the platform for him to accomplish his biggest dream, which is to land a place in the Olympics in the future.
Take a look at this youtube link below from his 8th grade middle school awards assembly. You can also find some footage of some of the races that he has run.