Jacob's Trip World Championships

My name is Jacob, and I'm a 15 year old elite athlete in hockey, ball-hockey and track and field.  It was just announced last week that I have been selected to represent Canada (West) in the ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships next summer (2018) in the Czech Republic.  I was 1 of 44 players selected to the two Team Canada's (one Team Canada West, one Team Canada East).  It is a huge honour to have been selected and I'm proud to be representing Canada in this elite ball hockey event.  I'm hoping Team Canada West brings Gold home next summer.  

My mom is a single mom who has struggled to keep me and my sister (she dances) in our sports over the years.  Combined, our sports cost her over $20,000 a year.  She gives up a lot to make sure each of us gets to be active and persue our dreams.  Because my hockey fees are due at the same time as my fees for Ball Hockey Worlds, she will have a hard time coming up with the full amount to send me to the Czech Republic.  We've recently signed up to delivery flyers (a second job for her) to try to raise some of the money.  Her time is already so limited, she works a lot of overtime and still manages to make it to every game or dance event me and my sister have.  I'd love to help her and take some of her stress away.  I'm hoping to raise some of the $3100.00 needed to send me to the World Championships in 2018.  I would appreciate any help anyone can provide.  Thank you all for reading my story.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jacob Bodnaruk 
Organizer
Edmonton, AB
Amanda Russo 
Beneficiary
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