Maya Chan's 2015-16 Luge Fund

For Maya Chan, luge started as an interesting and fun Sunday afternoon activity in the summer of 2014 at a USA Luge slider search and led to her being selected as a USA Luge National Junior D Team member for the 2015-16 season. Out of the approximately 800 kids screened at slider searches across the United States, she was one of eleven girls named to the team this year and joins a team of twenty-three boys and girls. She has her vision set on rising through the levels of USA Luge teams in hopes of representing the United States at future Olympic and World Cup competitions.

Please help support Maya as she trains and competes at the Olympic Training Center and luge track in Lake Placid, New York this season. Collected funds will be used to pay for coaching, lodging/food, equipment, transportation, tutoring, and race entry fees. Neither the United States Luge Association nor the United States Olympic Committee provide direct financial support for development team athletes, so all athletes are self-funded. All unused funds will be used for future seasons or donated to USA Luge to support the organization and other athletes.

Maya will be training in Lake Placid for approximately eight weeks this year over five trips. She expects to take 200 runs on the track at up to fifty miles per hour on her sled. During the season, she will be competing in the 2016 Empire State Winter Games and the 2016 Norton Youth National Championships. When she is away from Lake Placid, she will continue with strength training and cross-training as a rower with the Chicago Rowing Foundation.

Our family truly appreciates your generosity and support of Maya through this wonderful opportunity. Thank you for helping.

The Chans

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Maya with her teammates at their summer training camp.


York M. Chan
Chicago, IL

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