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Inspire Young Athletes!

$15,755 of $15,500 goal

Raised by 64 people in 9 months
Created February 15, 2018
WH
Wen Hsu
on behalf of HW Global Foundation
Summary
We're raising $15,500 to bring the coaches that work with the kids all year to the tournament to ensure that our young athletes have the support they need to succeed in the sport they love. They will create a training camp for the kids before the tournament and coach them during the tournament.

Why do you like playing table tennis?

“I've made so many friends.” - JZ
“It helps me focus at school.” - TK
“I love being part of a team.” - LW

Our Olympic dreams

Table tennis is one of the most popular sports in the world but is still growing in popularity as a sport in the United States - it remains one of only a few Olympic sports in which the U.S. has not medaled. The HW Global Foundation Talent Development Program, which my husband and I founded, hopes to change that. We are working to raise up new generations of table tennis players who not only excel at but are great ambassadors of the sport. Our 27 young athletes (20 boys and 7 girls) from the DC/Maryland/Virginia region train all week with their coaches and compete in local and regional tournaments year-round. They have Olympic dreams.

The next step towards fulfilling their dreams of becoming world-class Olympic athletes is for them to compete at the national level this summer. This July, many of our young athletes are looking to travel to Las Vegas for the U.S. National Championships, the biggest stage for table tennis in the country. To get the most out of the experience and maintain the team atmosphere we’ve worked so hard to create, their coaches need to come, too! The coaches have a deep impact on our young athletes - both on and off the table tennis court. Having their coaches at their sides at the U.S. Nationals will inspire our young athletes to compete with integrity and sportsmanship.

The talented kids in our program can’t wait to show off their skills and sportsmanship at the U.S. Nationals but we need your support! We're raising $15,500 to bring the coaches that work with the kids all year to the tournament to ensure that our young athletes have the support they need to succeed in the sport they love. They will create a training camp for the kids before the tournament and coach them during the tournament. If you can help us reach our goal, you will be supporting the growth of table tennis in the United States and most importantly, inspiring our kids to reach for their dreams throughout their lives! All donors will receive a handwritten thank-you card from one of the Talent Development Program athletes and a video highlighting our talented kids.

Why do you want your coach to come to Nationals?

“教练帮助我得到提高” - MY
“My coach motivates me to do my best!” - SZ
“To win! I always feel confident when my coach is there." - KH
“My coach prepares me for my matches. Please help send our coaches to Nationals!” - RK

About HWGF

I’m Wen Hsu and I founded the HW Global Foundation and its Talent Development Program in 2015 to improve the lives of children ages 6+ through the Olympic sport of table tennis. Kids that the TDP coaching team and I accept into the Talent Development Program work hard, have a great attitude, and are worthy ambassadors of the sport. Our young athletes have improved rapidly with the program’s support and currently place well in national rankings. As of January 1, 2018, we have 6 of the top 15 kids in the U.S. under age 11! We thank you for helping get our athletes one step closer to their dreams, playing for team USA!

HW Global Foundation, Inc. is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (EIN: 46-4510112), and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Get the latest news about our team’s progress at Nationals on our Facebook page.

Note about GoFundMe

If you do not want to contribute online, you can send a check made out to HW Global Foundation to:

HW Global Foundation
c/o Wen Hsu
13605 Aqua Lane
Rockville, MD 20850

Also, note that you can select $0 as the tip in GoFundMe.  GoFundMe makes it look like you have to leave a tip (which goes to support the platform, not our kids) but you do not. You can just select Other and then edit the amount to be $0.

Photos of Our Team

Coach Martin Jezo and one of our teams at Joola North American Teams tournament in National Harbor, MD November 2017

Coach Wang Qingliang and Coach Jeffrey Zeng with HW Global Foundation Talent Development Program members during group training

Players and coaches at JOOLA North American Teams tournament, November 2017

Our winning athletes

Coach John Hsu and a winning division of our athletes at the Capital Super League, January 2018

Chen Longcan, right front, champion of the 1986 World Cup and winner of the gold medal in the men's doubles with Wei Qingguang in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, was a special guest coach of the Talent Development Program in Feb 2018
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Coaches Wen and Wang with under 10 champ, Stanley Hsu
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Teammates (from left) Andy, Michelle, Mudu, Kurtus, and Stanley
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Peer coaching! Kurtus and Jackson
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Happy teammates! From left, Jackson, Kurtus, Stanley, Andy, Mudu
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Raised by 64 people in 9 months
Created February 15, 2018
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Wen Hsu
on behalf of HW Global Foundation
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