UPDATE: Shafi just WON the national championship title in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports--now BOTH of them are on their way to the Junior Olympics!!!
These student-athletes excel in the classroom and on the track. Both have 3.75 -4.2 GPA's and the chance to WIN at the Junior Olympics and ultimately represent the United States in 2020, God Willing. Shafi just became the ESPN Wide World of Sports 800 Meter National Champion in age 15-16.
Hanif has qualified for the United States AAU Junior Olympics. Please help them get there! We're trying to get them to Knoxville, TN; Normal, AL; Orlando, FL; Lawrence, Kansas and Ypsilanti, MI all starting June 29 through August 5th.
It's important because of college scholarship opportunities.
My husband is a disabled, thus retired police officer and I'm an educator. He lost a leg and there are many medical bills that go along with that status, yet he puts major effort to support our sons. We can pay for much --but not all of these trips since they're back to back.
Thank you for your consideration!!!!!
More about them: Hanif runs the 100, 200 and 400 Meters and Shafi runs the 400, 800, Mile and Cross Country. They both participated on their high school 4 by 4 relay team at the state level--they both won the Sectional meet in that relay, and Shafi won the 800 at sectionals and the 4 by 8 as well. He got the bronze at the State track meet in the open 800. At AAU and USATF, they compete only with others their own age.
These are very good, respectful, smart and hard working young men. Please consider any tiny donation to boost our efforts and your help will be multiplied ten-fold, God-Willing.
Thank you, once again.