Help me get to China with Team USA!

About 2 years ago I decided with a couple of my paddling buddies that 2017 would be the year that I would try out for Team USA and go to China to compete in the IDBF (International Dragon Boat Federation) World Championships. It has been a long and challenging road but I'm so proud to say that I've been asked to be on the team!

This is a BIG deal! We'll be racing against the best of the best from around the world! I've been working so hard to get to this point; a lot of you know this because I have spent a lot of time away from friends and family training for countless hours on the water and in the gym. 

This journey is completely self-funded --  from the airfare to the hotel, to the uniform and to the time off from work. I'm asking my friends and family to consider helping me make this a little easier with your help and support! We will be in Kunming, China in October and will be purchasing that airfare really soon!

Please consider helping me if you can. The travel to China alone is estimated to be at least $3000. Every dollar will make a HUGE difference! 

I'm so excited to get to do this! Thank you for being such an important part in my journey!!


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Shannon Casey Poole 
Milwaukie, OR
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