Help Mark Kurly to become NHL star

Hello, hockey lovers and dream enablers!

Please help a 17 years old Belarusian boy, Mark Kurlyandchik (Mark Kurly to save your tongue) to break through the glass ceiling of his country and become an NHL player.  Please help Mark to make the next step in his journey to NHL and don't lose 10 years of harsh investment into himself.

All previous donations in this campaign helped to bring Mark onto USA grounds and allowed him to participate in Chowder Cup tournament where Mark's team advanced to semifinals took the third overall place (more details below). 

Next milestone for the campaign ($7000) is to help Mark to pay registration fees, insurances and other required fees to join New Hampshire Jr Monarchs team for a 2018-2019 season. Please find exact breakdown below.

Here is the full story:

Mark is playing hockey for last 10 years and training up to 5 hours a day! He is the best in the division he is playing in and won nationals with his team this year. Unfortunately, because of the poor economic situation in Belarus, the government cut funding for all junior hockey programs and Mark is at risk to lose all 10 years of investment he made into himself. Next year he will be forced to play a younger team and essentially take a step back in his development unless we help him.

I estimate Mark's chances to achieve his NHL goal very high for several reasons:

1) Mark has already invested 10 years of his life into hockey, progressing fast and currently plays at a top national level in Belarus. Every team he is playing for the last 5 years gets national medals. Here is a list of select achievements:
   a) July 2018: Chowder Cup, team third place. Big thanks and bow to all donors who helped bring Mark onto US grounds and participate in this crucial for his carrier tournament!
   b) 2016 - 2017: National Championship Gold Medal, top scorer
   c) 2016: Baltic Sea Cup, MVP
   d) 2015 - 2016: 27 season points
   e) 2013 - 2014: Top scorer of a division

Thanks to your support, Mark participated in Chowder Cup tournament here in Boston, USA in July 2018. Mark was playing for team Canada West Elite Red. He scored two goals and the team made it to the playoff, then advanced into semifinals where it lost to the tournament winner QJHA Black.  His team took an overall third place in the tournament. Whooho! Not a bad start given Mark was a second youngest player on the team. 

2) Mark has inherited incredible genes from his parents. He is super strong, fast and keeps growing. His father, Victor, is a multiple time champion of USSR and Europe in canoe rowing. His mother, Natalia, is a multiple times champion of USSR and world cup in kayak rowing. They both have a myriad of medals of international level over their lifetime sports carrier. It is such a pain for me personally to see such great achievers making just $200 a month each (yes, you read this correctly) and have no options to help their talented son to move up to the next level. Here is just one-third of medals they store in their apartment:

3) Mark is really determined to achieve his goals and has a plan to do so. He was preliminarily assessed by few USA scouts and got few invitations to play hockey in USA junior teams remotely! An invitation from Tier 1 Elite hockey league team FoxMotors hockey club to play 2018 - 2019 season here in USA. This invitation was a primary goal of this campaign. Unfortunately, we had to let it go because we failed to raise enough on time. Currently, we are executing plan B which required less money (see details below).  

Mark got skills, determination, genes, plan,  offer and a brandable name (I can see 'Mark Kurly' standing out). He got it all except, unfortunately, money.  Parents, with their $200 a month salaries (no joke) managed to save $3K as of today for Mark. They will be able to pull together another $2K over the course of this season, however, they are short of what they need. They need our help!

Let's make it happen together!!!

Plan B we are executing now and need your help with:
Mark signs a contract for the 2018-2019 season with New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs based in Hooksett, New Hampshire. The club plays in USPHL hockey league.  Monarchs management are incredible and understanding people, they do understand a hard financial situation of the family and halved tuitions for Mark! Thank you! 

Here is a detailed explanation of where your donations will be spent (all are minimum required payments):
1) $250 - USPHL Player Registration Fee
2) $300 - Season opening camp
3) $1150 - Player fee (covers transportation to games, equipment, other club fees for 2018 season)
4) $600 - Full season gym membership. 
5) $1500 - fee to an agent who placed Mark with the team.
6) $720 - USPHL Import Player Insurance
7) $250 - Transportation to the club location.
8) $2400 - Payments to a bilet family for 4 months of housing ($600 a month).

Total: $7170

Mark's family will be able to send him ~$300/month over the next 4 month to cover his food/misc needs. 

Why is New Hampshire so crucial and what is next?

1) Mark gets to play till rest of 2018 with USPHL league.
2) This time is enough  for Mark to prove himself on US grounds

Mark's goal to be a top scorer in his division and get an offer from a tuition free or professional league where Mark can continue playing hockey and support himself on his own. Thanks for your help, he should be on his track to NHL. 

Please help Mark to make the next step in his journey to NHL and don't lose 10 years of harsh investment into himself. We pledge to return a favor back to you or a charity of your choice once Mark made it to NHL:

*$50 donation will get you two signed NHL tickets to a home of visitor game of Mark's team. 
*$100 donation will get you same as above, plus two signed team jerseys.
*$250 donation will get you same as above, plus one-night hotel stay during the game night. 
*$500 donation will get you same as above, plus roundtrip flight within the USA and Canada for two.
*$1000 donation will get you same as above for your family up to 4, plus a dinner with Mark.
*$1000+ donations will be personally attended to make sure you are satisfied with what you get in return.

We pledge to give all unspent money back, in a case of trauma or any other adverse condition that would prevent Mark to achieve his goals. We will hold a survey and donate all leftovers to an organization supporting youth sports.

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