Support A Future Olympian!

Hi, my name is Janiah and I am 15 years old. My dream for the future is to qualify for the USA Olympic karate team and compete at the 2020 Olympics. I have been practicing Shotokan karate with Shihan Tony Butler of Albany, New York, since I was 4 years old and have been competing nationally since I was 8.

Fast forward to the present, I am now a black belt and have been competing as one since I was 10 years old. I’ve won trophies and medals in competitions throughout the USA. It seems like quite a bit of experience, but it’s just the beginning for me to reach my Olympic dream!

This year, I have been invited to compete internationally in June 2018 for the AAU USA karate team in Scotland. I am requesting help to cover associated travel and registration costs. Any donations, big or small, would help tremendously, as competing in this tournament will be life changing for me.

I am very grateful for the opportunities getting me closer to my dream. I will keep you updated on my journey to success and on future, smaller tournaments and competitions.

Donations ()

  • Anita Weklar 
    • $50 
    • 25 mos
  • Emrys Davis 
    • $25 
    • 25 mos
  • Beaty Betty 
    • $25 
    • 25 mos
  • Shakira Maki 
    • $25 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 26 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Janiah Johnson 
Organizer
Albany, NY
Colleen McClary 
Beneficiary
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