I am currently a Junior in high school, and I attend a small school with little sports funding. My freshman year I joined the track team. Last year I decided that I wanted to try high jump. Without the equipment, I practiced jumping on the stage. I have only high jumped two times. The first time I tried high jump with the real equipment was during a warm up at a track meet. I competed in high jump just minutes after trying it for the first time. The last meet I did high jump at, which was only my second time doing it, I placed third out of the Brooklyn/ Queens Diocese. I later found out that I had qualified for states in the small school division. I would love to be able to train for high jump with the proper equipment so that I can improve. I really enjoy high jumping and I think that being able to properly train for it could help me do even better. Having a high jump mat might also allow other students to give it a try. Because I am a Junior in high school and the track season will be starting soon, I would like to raise the money as soon as possible. Being able to get my school an actual high jump mat would be amazing. I am currently the only student doing high jump and I would love to have more students try it. With enough money to get the proper equipment, my school's track team can be even better. Thank you so much to anyone willing to contribute to my fund. Any donations would be greatly appreciated.