Now I have been selected to the USA Rugby Collegiate All-American 15s pool for 2018. The training and selection camp is this June in New Hampshire. That’s next month! I am so excited for this new opportunity and level of competition, but I need your help.
The national funding levels mean I have to get to New Hampshire on my own; I am budgeting $500 for round trip airfare. I also need to contribute to hotel expenses, and healthy meals – another $550. I also need a bit more for incidentals and the unexpected. There is money left over from the 2017 campaign, so I don’t need all the funds for this year to make this campaign successful. I am a scholarship student at Saint Mary's College of California and have been working continuously to contribute to my education; I just don't have spare money for this opportunity.
I would be so grateful if you could help me on my track to become a USA Eagle, playing internationally for my country, and then on to my goal of professional rugby! Rugby has offered me more than I ever would have thought: self-confidence, the opportunity to travel, and friends I'll have for a lifetime. I want to push myself and compete internationally for my country. I want other young women to know that all things are possible with hard work and good friends.
Any contribution to my fund is very much appreciated, and thank you. I would be very grateful if you pass this on to your friends and family.