Dear Friends and Family,
Recently I have been presented with a great opportunity, my wrestling program at Los Gatos High School has arranged for an exchange trip to Cuba. Nine other wrestlers, a small coaching staff, and myself will be traveling to Santiago de Cuba, this spring from April 1st-10th.
In Cuba, we will get to wrestle Cuban Olympians, work on community projects, and immerse ourselves in the Cuban culture. I was fortunate to be able to wrestle varsity as a freshman and this is an amazing opportunity for me. I am very competitive and aim to improve for next season. Going to Cuba and wrestling their Olympians will be a learning experience. I am likely to loose every match I wrestle (they are Olympians); however, I learn from my losses.
Not only do I want to go to Cuba for my wrestling passion, I also want to learn the culture. I am a Spanish 2 student and we are constantly inspired to visit Spanish-speaking countries, as being surrounded by a language is the best way to learn it. Cuba presents this opportunity to me as well as letting me see a culture outside of America. As you know, Cuba has also been blocked off from America for years and our wrestling team is privileged to be some of the first Americans to visit Cuba after the embargo.
This trip costs $3,320 per wrestler, covering a training-camp, airfare, equipment, outings, all meals, and housing. We are seeking donation to off set the cost to our families and any help would be immensely appreciated.
Thank you for your time and consideration. If you would like to speak to me, I am available at your convenience.
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