Help Taira Get Ready to Compete in Junior

My name is Taira Shinohara, a 14-year-old Figure Skater. I have been skating for 9 years and started to compete at U.S Figure Skating, 4 years ago. My home rink is Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion in Buffalo Grove, IL. 

I am looking to raise $4,000 to be ready for 2021 season.

I have a YouTube channel, and I want you to take a peek on what I do. I also have an Instagram account with shorter videos too. I post my programs, my routine, a day of my life, jumps, spins, and funny fail videos.

Figure Skater Taira  - YouTube Channel:
 
Instagram: Taira Shinohara 

In 2019, I became nationally competitive in Juvenile level, and I moved up to Novice level (skipping Intermediate) in 2020. Fortunately, I was also selected for US Figure Skating's International Selection Pool although I did not have a chance to compete internationally due to COVID-19. However, I had a chance to compete at the Junior National Championship Series this year, and finished 16th. My goal is to become a skater like Nathan Chen and Jason Brown.

Results:
2021 U.S. Championship Series, Junior – 16th
2021 Virtual Challenge Skate, Novice - 2nd
2020 Midwestern Sectional Final, Juvenile – 1st
2020 Upper Great Lakes Regional Challenge, Juvenile – 1st
2020 National Qualifying Series, Juvenile - 1st
2019 Upper Great Lakes Regional, Juvenile – 7th

US Figure Skating Team USA Bio
https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/sports/figure-skating/roster/taira-shinohara/414
 
In the 2021-2022 season, I will compete as a Junior level skater. To get ready for the new season (May 2021-January 2022), I need two programs - short program AND free program. My choreographer will prepare a great program for me to compete internationally. 

Choreography - $2,000
Costumes - $1,600
Music - $150

I appreciate my parents, and they have been working hard to support my skating costs (skates, training, lessons, competition fee, travel, etc.) and driving me to the ice rink every day before and after school.  But financial challenge is big for our family.  We seek for additional financial support.  I would kindly like to ask you for your donation to be ready for this year.

I really appreciate your support, and I hope I can show you my effort and result soon.  Please follow me on my YouTube Channel and Instagram to keep up to date on my skating journey.




Sincerely,
Taira Shinohara
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Shinohara Family
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Schaumburg, IL

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