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Help Send Indy to SCRIPPS National Spelling bee!

$1,630 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 38 people in 3 months
Indy has been invited to the SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee! It's a once-(or twice)-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Ian D. (Indy) Austin placed third in this year's El Paso Times Regional Spelling Bee, making him the third best speller in the region, the second best speller in El Paso, and the top speller in the YISD!

After three very difficult years for Indy and our family, this is a ray of sunshine - one which he earned through hard work and dedication despite the background noise.

Help make Indy's dream of participating in the SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee come true by helping us fund his entry fee ($1,500) and hotel stay ($1,900+) - these things aren't for us middle class folk. The hotel stay is mandatory for 6 days. We're covering airfare, rental, and meals/expenses, but these other fees are steep!

Our window is very tight, so be generous and be quick.

Thank you,

Alex, Sandy, J, and Indy
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Hi, friends and family!

We still need your help to get Indy to the Nationals.

Please consider helping us out.

Thank you.

Alex, Sandy, J, and Indy.
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Hello, friends and family!

Thank you so much for the surprisingly generous donations - some of you even twice!

We are approaching the deadline, and have roughly met half our goal. We have a hard deadline on Monday for hotel accommodations, so, if you've been thinking of donating, this weekend would be ideal.

Remember, even the smallest donations help Indy get to the Nationals.

Love,

Alex, Sandy, J, and Indy
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Hello, everyone!

Updating the campaign's progress: we've slowed down a bit, but we've managed to keep moving forward. We have raised $1,300 of our $3,500 goal, but we've had a couple of outside donations, which brings us to $1,700.

Please find it in your hearts to help Indy reach this goal. He's putting in 2 to 3 hours a day preparing - mostly self-driven.

His dedication is heartening, and we hope you participate in this amazing story of a young man repurposing his time and loss for his own betterment.

Thank you.

Alex, Sandy, J, and Indy.
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Thanks to your generosity, we were able to register Indy for the SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee today.

Indy is an official 2019 participant in the National Spelling Bee!

Please keep spreading the word. We've met the short deadline of April 1 for registration, but we still have the heaviest part of this affair to fund.
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