I am raising money to help with associated travel and athlete expenses to attend an international event in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan (formerly Astana). This event is in July 2019 and is a mandatory event on the pathway to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The costs to travel are approximately $4000 and my expenses while there will be $3000. My athlete fees are $1500.
My last mandatory event was in Bogota, Columbia where I competed as a junior (for the last time) and in the senior men's event. I won a gold and silver medal in the junior category for Canada. I ranked 4th in the Americas and 5th overall in the senior men's division. In Canada, I am the national champion in my weight class and hold both junior and senior men's national records in numerous weight categories.
For Kazakhstan, I am dropping into a lower weight category but have maintained my strength so my potential for ranking better for Team Canada is high.
This is a sport that is not currently funded so all expenses are mine. I have had some medical setbacks over the last year that has made it impossible to acquire full time employment and have had to work hard to be consistent in my training. Any support to help get me overseas for this event is so greatly appreciated. I am making huge strides in this sport and have many years ahead to represent Team Canada.
Thank you in advance for helping me achieve this goal!
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