EVENT DATE: Apr 01, 2016
Hi! I am Farrell Shine, a 17 year old sport stacker from Pearl River, New York. Every year, I travel across the United States to compete at various competitions. Over the years, I have competed on a state, national, and world level. This upcoming year, I am hoping for the first time ever to travel overseas to a competition, and represent Team USA, New York, and Pearl RIver at the 2016 World Sport Stacking Championships in Speichersdorf, Germany!!!!
I began sport stacking back in 5th grade when my gym teacher at Pearl River Middle School introduced cup stacking as one of our units. Over the years, sport stacking has benefited me in so many ways. One of the main benefits this sport has to offer is greatly improving hand eye coordination. It has also helped me gain confidence and grow as an individual. I have been given the opportunity to create lifelong friendships with other stackers from all over the world and all different walks of life. I am able to interacte online via Skype with the friends that I have made over the years, but I only get to see them if I am lucky, twice a year. The friends I've made through sport stacking are the friends I wish I was lucky enough to spend every day of my life with. So when your son or daughter comes home from school one day and asks you to buy them a set of plastic stacking cups from the internet, please don't laugh and say no. It may seem ridiculous but if they really love it and put enough into it, it can be life changing.
As for why I made this fundraising page. The cost of traveling to competitons a few times each year add up and it's not always easy to pay for. I worked very hard this summer (working 40 hours a week) in order to be able to pay for most of the trip. Now as a senior in high school, I am working two new jobs. Any additional help I could recieve to help pay for the cost of this trip would be amazing.
You can help me by
- Donating online (here) via crowdrise
- Allowing myself to do demonstrations at your local business or event. (it's a real good time) I love teaching kids about the sport and giving some "lessons"
- Sponsorships - email me if you are interested or have any other questions for me!
Thank you for your time! I appreciate all the help I can get!! :D