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Sammy Perez Hults: Road to Tokyo 2020

$5,930 of $99,800 goal

Raised by 26 people in 4 months
Hola and Aloha!  My goal is to become the first windsurfer to represent the Dominican Republic at the Olympic Games, and you can be a part of my journey. 

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.

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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.

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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. 

My Schedule
- 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

Expenses
- Travel & Event Expenses, for Sammy plus Coach: $45,000
- Equipment: $29,800
-Coaching: $25,000

Total: $99,800.00

Any contribution, large or small, is greatly appreciated. 

Please help spread the word and share my campaign with your own network! Thank you in advance for helping make my dream come true - your support means everything to me.


Follow me along my adventure: "like" me on Facebook and Instagram!

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This past month has been a busy one, with plenty of training and competitions! My first official training trip back to Cabarete, DR was a success, working with my coach and mentor, 5-time US Olympian Michael "Gebi" Gebhardt.

I was also able to squeeze in a competition, the Armada de Republica Dominicana's 2019 Vela Ligera race on April 13, and took 1st place in the RS:X windsurfing race (as well as a 1st in slalom windsurfing, and 2nd in kiteboarding).

On April 21, back in Hawaii, I enjoyed competing in a 10-mile downwinder, the Dinghy Transpac 2019, and was happy to secure another 1st place in the windsurfing category.

Next up: our Kailua Kiteboarder Club's race on June 15! (open to kiters and windsurfers).
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Check out my new video, which highlights my windsurfing background and Olympic goals as I seek corporate sponsors for my journey. Thank you in advance for sharing it with your networks!
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Wow! I am truly humbled to have received over $3,000 from supporters in the first 48 hours of my campaign.

With your generous donations, today I will be completing my first equipment purchase of roughly $2,000 to order the correct sail and fin I need for training.

Thank you! I feel blessed to have your support and encouragement.
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