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Para Swimmer with Training and Travel Fees

Organized by: Jody Peppersack

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EVENT DATE Jul 10, 2016

THE STORY:

 Hello all!

I just recently returned from competing at the Paralympic Trials for a chance to represent the USA at Rio during the Paralympics.  While, I consistently placed in the top 3 spots for all of my races, I was not selected to go.  This is ok.  I'm young!  However, it has not deterred me from my goals, in fact, it has made my determination stronger!

Swimming is an expensive sport and I do what I can to help out my parents.  Each year on my year-round team, I am required to not only pay hefty monthly fees but also to raise more than $1k!  This does not include travel to para swimming meets, which are often out of state, if not out of the country.  This coming year alone, could include a trip to Canada for example.  

I've been swimming since I was 9 years old but really became dedicated to the sport when I was12. By the time I was 13, I attended the National Junior Disability Championships where I set 7 records, based on my class and my age.   I have also competed in the Can-Am Championships, an annual national meet hosting swimmers from all countries.   Each time at the Can-Ams, I only competed by class (not age, so I could and have competed against men in their 40s) and earned a spot in the finals each event.  I am ranked in the world.  In 2014, I was the  2014 Virginia Swimming Disability Swimmer of the Year.   
 

Thank you for considering helping me.   It would be amazing if my fees could be met this early.  I also wouldn't mind being the beneficiary of your thoughts and prayers.  

Thank you!

(while I am not 18, I asked my parents for help to put this on Crowdrise)

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To This Fundraiser

$540

 

11% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • The Stevens Family :)

     

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  • Jerry & Cindy

     

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Jody Peppersack

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Donor Comments

Cindy Keyfauver

Cindy Keyfauver

Good luck with your swimming career! 2 years ago

David & Dawn Pfaff

David & Dawn Pfaff

We wish you the best of luck! 3 years ago

Patty Schildt

Patty Schildt

3 years ago

Aunt Mary Jane

Aunt Mary Jane

So proud of you, Joey! Keep the faith! 3 years ago

Jerry & Cindy

Jerry & Cindy

Joseph....Keep goin' for it! Proud of you. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Veronica Welborn

Veronica Welborn

we love you!! We support you! 3 years ago

The Lennox Family

The Lennox Family

Make a splash! 3 years ago

The Stevens Family :)

The Stevens Family :)

You're amazing, Joseph.... Keep on keepin' on. I wish we had lots of money so we could contribute lots of money!!! <3 3 years ago

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