5-5-5 Winter Olympics Volunteer


Thank you for taking time to read my story.

The logic behind naming my campaign
5-5-5 .
*I will be working 5 days a week.
*I am asking for $5 donations. (or any amount :)
*5 degree F = -15 degree C (BBrrr)
This also adds upp to the number of sports in the Winter Olympics=15.

After teaching Health and Physical Education for 33 years in Charleston, SC I retired and moved upstate to Greenville, SC. I also coached High School Track and Volleyball. I have now started substituting with the Greenville County School District.

When I retired, I was able to become involved with the Olympics through volunteering, it is a 2 year process,  I thoroughly enjoy everything, from applying to the venue work sites. At times it is stressful, but the opportunity to work at the Olympic games, a peaceful, world wide event is life changing.
You have the chance to be a part of something much larger than yourself,  to work with people from around the globe to reach a common goal, the success of the Olympic Games.

I watched my first Olympics in 1976 when my Aunt Esther and Uncle Paul took me to Montreal. It was the year before I entered High School, ever since then I have caught the "Olympic spirit."  I played 3 varsity sports through out High School and continued at Otterbein University. 
I tried to promote Olympism to students I taught over the years, to paraphrase-balancing life, blending sport, education , and culture.

The money I am asking for will help pay my airfare-$1,400, AirBnB between the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and food-$600.  I will be volunteering at the Gangueng Ice Arena (short track speed skating and figure skating) and the Olympic Village during the Paralympics. the last 10 years of my career I taught children with special needs and I am really looking forward to this experience.

I hope you enjoy watching the Winter Olympics from Pyeong Chang. I know the USA will be represented well by the teams in the 2018 Winter Games!

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

If you have any questions please contact me thru gofundme or facebook, I willl be happy to answer questions.

Karen Beck


karen beck 
Travelers Rest, SC

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