Take Jake to The American Open!

Jake has qualified for the American Open, the biggest weightlifting meet in the country! Time to celebrate! But first, a little backstory:

One year ago, Jake picked up everything - at least everything that fit in his car - and drove across the country to California all the way from the arctic (Wisconsin) in pursuit of one of his greatest passions, Olympic Weightlifting. It has been an intense year settling in to a new life, and quite an adventure to say the least!  He couldn't be more excited to be competing on stage with some of the best lifters in the country. 

But wait! While this accomplishment is pretty darn cool, it turns out it's also pretty darn expensive, and it's only 2 weeks away! As an athlete, Jake is responsible for paying for his registration, travel expenses (did we mention the meet is in Reno?!), hotel, food, (and we all know Jake can eat!), and all the little things that come up when one competes in a national sporting event. But you can help! All donations will go towards taking Jake to Reno, feeding him there, making sure he has a cozy bed to sleep in, getting him on the platform to compete, and finally, back home safe. He is tremendously grateful for all the support and encouragement he's gotten from friends, family and coaches. It has been what's gotten him this far. And he is incredibly thankful for all your support here now that he's reached his goal. He hopes he can do all of you proud in Reno!

And as a little gift, all doners who give $30 or more  will receive a personalized musical thank you from Jake himself! 

Thank you!

Donations

  • Noah/Michelle Ismen/Fontaine 
    • $30 
    • 56 mos
  • Ted Trewyn 
    • $50 
    • 56 mos
  • Maika Godwin 
    • $30 
    • 56 mos
  • Max Mautner 
    • $80 
    • 56 mos
  • shawn brock 
    • $30 
    • 56 mos
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Organizer

Saren O'Grady 
Organizer
Oakland, CA
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