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Support Coach Don McCauley

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Coach Don McCauley has donated his entire life to the sport of Olympic Weightlifting. More than just the sport, he’s donated his life to his athletes. He coaches, referees, teaches clinics, writes articles, and has written a book all of these focused on his beloved sport of Olympic Weightlifting. Now he needs the sport that he has given so much of himself to give back. He has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, and now a brain tumor that has caused a stroke.

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Our team actually needs your help in supporting our skipper. We will use your gifts to continue supporting our amazing coach through this entire ordeal. Our team has taken a major hit this year in funding. Unfortunately a few of our main sponsors have either gone out of business or taken financial hits cutting our funding in more than half. Mash Elite Performance, our for-profit entity, continues to be the main source of revenue for our team, but we need your help more than ever.

 

With your gifts we will support Coach McCauley through all of this. We mainly hope to cover his salary and a few of his extra costs and bills.  We will also be announcing a bigger fundraiser where we hope to help him even more financially. He has his first major surgery on Monday, so timing is crucial.

 

We have never used a GoFundMe for our team or any of our members until now. We have always tried to earn our sponsorships, and we have worked hard to hold up our end of the bargain, but this has hit us at a hard time. We need your help in supporting this man that has given every ounce of his being for this sport and his athletes.

 

If you feel it in your heart to give, our entire team will thank you. We will continue our mission in the meantime of producing the best weightlifters in the country, and we hope to advance our at-risk program more than ever to make our community a better and brighter place with the sport that we all love so dearly.

 

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Coach Travis Mash

Mash Elite Performance

USA Weightlifting Senior International Coach
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Don has arrived safely in Florida. He is now with his two brothers and his mother, as he begins his battle with brain cancer. He is also battling heart disease as well, so he has his work cut out for him. I pray that you will all continue to support our coach with prayer, words of encouragement, and donations. Thank you.
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Don is flying to Florida tomorrow to join his brothers and mother. He will begin his radiation and chemo down there. Our team's heart is absolutely broken to lose our coach. However, we remain hopeful that with the help of all of you, we can help him get through this.
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Guys, we received some bad news yesterday. Coach Don was diagnosed with Stage IV Brain Cancer as well as the congestive heart failure. Obviously we have the fight of a lifetime on our hands now, so we could definitely use your help. Thanks to all that have given so far.
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I just wanted to let you guys know how Coach McCauley is progressing. He worked hard last week while I was gone for the AO2, so he's resting this week. I hope to see him today. He's in good spirits, and his strength has returned after having the tumor removed. We will find our a lot more here shortly about the tumor and his heart. I will keep you all posted.
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$24,820 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 317 people in 12 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Mash Elite Strength Inc
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