Chasing my dream to represent the USA in Taekwondo @ The Olympics:
My name is Samara. I am 14 years old and the 2nd of 2 children for my parents. I was a student-athlete in middle school @ Fort Bend Christian Academy, and now a student-athlete as a freshman in Lawrence Elkins High School.
I began Taekwondo in 2010 and competed in my first local tournament a year later as a Blue belt. I have won Gold at the Annual Houston Open Taekwondo and UMA Open Taekwondo tournaments each year for several years... even 2017 & 2018.
The Tenets of Taekwondo has instilled in me a persevering and winning mentality that carries through to my academics, other sports and other facets of life. I have also gone on to win
1. 2018. AAU Taekwondo NationalTeam Trials - Cadet - Sparring - Black Belt [over 59kg] - Finished ranked 3rd Nationally.
2. 2018 AAU Taekwondo National Championships - Cadet - Sparring - Black Belt [over 59kg] - Bronze.
3. 2018 AAU Gulf District Taekwondo Championships - Cadet - Sparring - Black Belt [over 59kg] - Silver.
4. 2018 USA Taekwondo Texas State Championship - Cadet - Sparring - Black Belt [over 59kg] - Gold.
5. 2018 WTF President’s Cup - Cadet - Sparring - Black Belt [over 59kg] - Bronze.
As I embark on my journey to get to the Olympics, your generous support will play a big part in assisting me attend some of the ranked tournaments that count towards building the resume required to be a top athlete in my sport [please, see attached tentative tournament schedule for the period September 2018 through July 2019].
Your kind donations from this initial GoFundMe campaign will go towards procurement of equipment, travel costs to tournaments in the continental USA [and maybe outside the USA], camp fees, lodging and meals during the tourneys.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
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