International Boccia Campaign

$655 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 12 months
As many of you know, boccia has been a tremendous part of my life since I started playing at the age of 10. The game has given me the opportunity to see the world, represent the USA, and work with some of the most talented people in the sport. I’ve had the good fortune to play the sport on many competitive levels, including a local team, a colligate team, and Team USA—all of whom propelled me to a few national championship titles along the way. I currently work for USA Boccia, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop boccia across the country. If I can give even a little back to the game that has given me so much, I would be a happy man!

All of this experience has allowed me the opportunity to play at the international level with Team USA, including the North American Championships, World Cup, and more from 2007 to 2013. The opportunity to play at the Paralympics is still in the future, with many other opportunities to come.

After taking a three-year sabbatical from international competition to pursue an MBA degree from Pepperdine, I have received the opportunity to represent Team USA Boccia at the World Boccia Open. The opportunity comes with its own set of challenges that I need help resolving.

Balancing a full-time job with training can become a real challenge.  In addition to some of the time constraints that come along with being an athlete, there can also be financial responsibilities. Oftentimes I am required to take days off of work for training and competitions. Since boccia athletes are not professionals, even a couple of days’ worth of wages can be detrimental to our budget. Boccia athletes are responsible for all their own fees, along with their personal attendance. The fees for every tournament are usually between $3,000 and $9,000. For this tournament, I am asking for $4,000 to pay for all tournament expenses.

I received my official selection notice for the team. This completion is scheduled to start on Monday, April 25 and end on Saturday, April 30, with travel days on both ends.

As with every sport, boccia requires funding. The money will be used for:

1. Registration fees
2. Personal care expenses
3. Travel expenses
4. Training

Thank you in advance for even just visiting my page. None of my experiences would have ever been possible without the continued support of all of my family & friends!
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Update 11
Posted by Abdallah Anwar
10 months ago
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Only eight days left to go before Montreal! Practice has gone well. Still haven't reached the fundraising goal.
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Update 10
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10 months ago
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The tourney is coming up fast! Thank you for all the support, There is still more work to be done!
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Update 9
Posted by Abdallah Anwar
11 months ago
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Still need your support. The campaign continues until March 23rd!!
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Update 8
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11 months ago
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The deadline is coming up fast folks. Please continue your support!
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$655 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 12 months
Created February 20, 2016
TT
$50
Tibor Toth
11 months ago
NW
$20
Natasha Wood
11 months ago

Good luck, AB!!

JS
$20
Jessica Solt
11 months ago

Go get them, AB! Wishing you a great tournament.

CA
$20
Courtney Artuso
11 months ago
AS
$100
Adriana Schmidt
11 months ago

Wishing you all the best !

SN
$25
Scott Nance
11 months ago
DP
$50
David Pollock
11 months ago
$100
Lee Lobmeyer
12 months ago

Go! Flight! Win! Love you!

SK
$100
Sean Kumar
12 months ago

I hope you kill it AB!

AL
$20
Avi Lidgi
12 months ago

Good luck, I'm rooting for you! A

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