I created this campaign because:
My goal for this upcoming season is to compete in the 400 meter at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. Through this campaign I hope to raise enough funds to be able to train and compete at the level necessary to make it all possible.
A lot of people don't realize how expensive training and competing really is, and how little income is actually made. Over a season a track athlete can spend up to $10,000 for training and competition, and only make $2000 in prize money (ie. myself in 2012). So as the math shows, each season as an athlete I dive deeper into a pool of debt. That being said, I've never done this sport for the money, but for the love.
With money raised through MAKEACHAMP, I will be able to train and compete free of the worry and stress that finances play.
I will be using the funds for:
As a track and field athlete, living and training in Canada is really hard when winter rolls around. Confined to indoor tracks and dreary weather is not ideal for athletic excellence. Attending training camps in Florida is needed as often as possible to maximize my training outdoors. As a 400m runner, training on a full sized outdoor track, versus an abbreviated 200m indoor track, is imperative for success.
These camps of course cost money. In a good year 3 - 4 trips down south would be ideal, and at $700 - $1000 per trip, it all starts to add up. Your contributions will allow for these camps to be possible.
Your supported means:
I've been on the edge of success for the past two years, and this is finally my year to break through. Support for my campaign is exactly what I need to make my goals a reality. Drive has never been an issue for me, financial backing has always been the ball and chain in my career holding me back.
With proper training and support, my success is inevitable. Thank you in advance for your contribution!