Raised on the beaches of Cabarete, Dominican Republic, I began my career as a champion freestyle, wave, and slalom windsurfer, winning numerous competitions both at home and internationally. In the D.R, I worked with youth in my neighborhood to develop their interest in watersports and teach them a healthy and positive way of life.
In 2009, I relocated to Oahu, to pursue my love of wind sports and make Hawaii my home. I currently run my own instructional school, Sammy's Aloha Watersports, and travel regularly to complete in windsurfing competitions around the world.
To represent the Dominican Republic in RS:X windsurfing at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo would be a dream for me, and an opportunity that comes just once in a lifetime. I wish to inspire youth in both the Dominican Republic and the U.S. to pursue their dreams, and to promote the great sport of windsurfing to future generations.
I know I have the passion, drive, and ability to achieve this goal, but I need your support to make it a reality. With a young family to care for, I do not have the financial capability to cover the expenses necessary to prepare for the Olympic qualifiers without sponsorship.
- March - June: Conditioning & training in Hawaii (& the Dominican Republic with Coach in April)
-July: Training with Coach in the Dominican Republic
-August: Olympic Test Event & WC Races in Japan
-September: RS:X Worlds (qualifier) in Italy
- October-Dec: Conditioning & training in Hawaii
- January: SWC Round 2 (qualifier) in Florida
-February-June: Pending qualification: Conditioning & training in Hawaii/elsewhere & possible more practice events
- Travel & Event Expenses, for Sammy plus Coach: $45,000
- Equipment: $29,800
Any contribution, large or small, is greatly appreciated.
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