Help Kathare go to 2016 Rio Olympics
Organized by: Kathare Mundit
My name is Kathare Mundit, and I’m training to represent South Sudan in the 2016 Olympics. I was born in Ethiopia in 1982, but my family is originally from South Sudan. Civil war forced my parents to flee their homeland in search of a better life for my siblings and me. When I was 14 years old, my family came to the United States through a refugee program. Although I’ve lived in many places, I consider South Sudan my spiritual home. I’ve always loved being active, and I developed a love for running when I was just five years old. My father played professional soccer, and would take my nine siblings and me out for evening runs. I played basketball during high school and college, but deep down, I knew that running was my sport. Thanks to the encouragement of a college coach who felt I had the right height and build to be a great runner, I returned to running and haven’t looked back since. Like many athletes, I’ve dreamt of competing in the Olympics since I was a child. It would be a privilege and an honor to represent South Sudan. Through the war and pain my country has suffered through, there is still so much beauty and pride. The people of South Sudan are survivors, and this is the first time that the country will participate in the Games. I want to help make history for my country, and this one way I can give back and bring honor to South Sudan. I am fundraising to pay for training expenses to get to the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. I am on the South Sudan Olympic Team and we are in desperate need of funding. Please help me realize my dream of Olympic Gold. Thank you.