Send the Lexus Velodrome Juniors to Nationals

$7,510 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 62 people in 1 month
Created April 12, 2019
Do YOU want to make a difference? We, at the Detroit Fitness Foundation, are raising money to send our Junior Track Team, to the National Track Championships in Carson, California, being held July 2-7, 2019. 

The Detroit Fitness Foundation operates the Lexus Velodrome, the nation's Premier Indoor track cycling venue, located in Downtown Detroit. Our goal is to develop and provide fitness and sporting opportunities for underprivileged youth. To date, we have taught hundreds of area youth the basic skills of cycling, and advancement into track cycling.  We provide our various programs and equipment, totally free, for youth 17yrs and under. 

More information about Detroit Fitness Foundation, please see detroitfitness.org
To learn about the Lexus Velodrome, head to lexusvelodrome.com 

"The Carrot" -- after a years' worth of training and dedication to the American Cycling League's Elite Junior program, an all expenses paid trip to USA Cycling's Junior Track Nationals, this year in Carson, California. For several of these young riders, this will be their first trip outside of Michigan -- and first flight on an airplane.

In 2018, we sent 8 very deserving kids to Trexlertown in Pennsylvania to race against the nation's best track racing talent, and we came away with medals and memories to last a lifetime. 

For 2019, we have nearly 20 kids who have been putting in the work and are ready to compete at the highest level. Despite the 2,000 mile trip from Detroit, we are committed to fostering the next wave of Olympic athletes by sending our strongest field yet to compete.  

Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to our kids!
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While many of our Juniors were racing in Detroit this weekend, Jackson Capela and Reina Placer were racing at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs! The second of four development races scheduled in preparation to Nationals, the OTC builds skills necessary to race well on larger tracks. These development races hosted by USA Cycling are also great at teaching our Juniors about who their competition is, and how they race. Jackson even came away with a 3rd place finish in the Keirin! Kudos!
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What a great weekend of fast, safe racing! We are so proud of Jimmy Capela and De'Jon Parks for winning the Spring Track Classic's Junior Madison! Watching all of our Juniors race against some strong competition from Canada was especially exciting. Now back to building the foundation to succeed at Nationals!!!
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$7,510 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 62 people in 1 month
Created April 12, 2019
Funds raised will benefit:
Community Foundation of Greater Rochester
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Rochester, MI
EIN: 382476777
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