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Thank you Plum Creek Ladies League!
September 28, 2016

It was such a great surprise today to receive your donations! I did enter all your gifts,  but there was so much money coming my way, I don't  See more
Karen Russo

THE STORY:

 

Hi, my name is Natalie Russo. I have been playing power soccer for over 13 years now, which is funny because when I first heard about the sport, I literally wanted NOTHING to do with it. I thought it sounded silly and pointless. In fact, I was only playing because my mom said I had to until they found enough players. I never would have thought it would enrich my life as much as it has, nevermind allow me to represent my country on an international level. I put on a guard to practice that first night...and never looked back.

In 2006 I decided to apply to be a part of the inagural World Cup team. Twenty of us were invited to tryouts (intense tryouts), where twelve of us were selected to join the official team. As a member of Team USA, I grew not only as a player, but also personally as a leader and an ambassador. The first world cup was held in Tokyo, Japan... another experience I never would have imagined participating in before power soccer. I ended up becoming an alternate for this team so I did not get to play during the actual tournament, which was hard, but I don't at all discount my experience or my world cup title because of it. (Yes, we were the underdogs....and yes, we dominated :) )

Fast forward to 2009, I again applied to be a part of the 2011 World Cup team that traveled to Paris, France. Unfortunately, I did not make the team and although heartbroken, I did not let it hold me back. I continued to push myself to be better. (We won our second world cup title at this tournament!)

In October 2014, I again tried out for the national team and was thrilled to be selected as a member of the top twelve. I've worked hard and grown a lot over the years and I plan to offer my knowledge and experience to assist in bringing home a third world cup for the United States. 

In order to continue our victory streak, Team USA has to train like never before. To do this, we have training camps in various places across the country, every other month. We are all responsible for our own travel and as you can guess, it can get quite expensive. This is especially true since I also need to bring an assistant to help with my daily needs. 

It is an absolute honor to be a part of the Team USA family. I apprecaite any support you can give!

Check out our Facebook page and website to keep in touch!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,132

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joy Albers

    $20

  • Millie Delaplane

    $20

  • Joyce Higgins

    $20

  • Peggy Pash

    $20

  • Wanda Robbins

    $20

  • Sue Brady

    $21

  • Lisa Hammons

    $20

  • Mary Sue Allen

    $20

  • Dot Strano

    $20

  • Sharon Baily

    $20

  • Carolyn Reifel

    $20

  • Sue Brady

    $20

  • Eileen Ryan

    $21

  • Sandra Martinelli

    $20

  • Sue Yotter

    $25

  • Joan Henkle

    $25

  • Dick Crisafulli

    $100

  • Rick and Joan Henkle

    $500

  • Janet Jernigan

    $25

  • Cheryl Yonkus

    $25

  • Mark and Leslie Wilson

    $100

  • Teresa Chapman State Farm Insurance

    $50

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $4,440 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Dominic Russo

Amount Raised

$1,325

Fundraiser Title

Karen Russo

Amount Raised

$1,132

Fundraiser Title

JC Russo

Amount Raised

$396

Fundraiser Title

Yellow Pages Indianapolis

Amount Raised

$371

Fundraiser Title

Natalie Russo

Amount Raised

$95

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Erin Hole

Amount Raised

$25

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Victoria Patterson-Weber

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Teresa Chapman State Farm Insurance

Teresa Chapman State Farm Insurance

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Mark and Leslie Wilson

Mark and Leslie Wilson

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

Cheryl Yonkus

Cheryl Yonkus

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Janet Jernigan

Janet Jernigan

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Rick and Joan Henkle

Rick and Joan Henkle

DONATION: $500

11 months ago

Dick Crisafulli

Dick Crisafulli

DONATION: $100

MHS Chariots 11 months ago

Joan Henkle

Joan Henkle

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Sue Yotter

Sue Yotter

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Sandra Martinelli

Sandra Martinelli

DONATION: $20

11 months ago

Carolyn Reifel

Carolyn Reifel

DONATION: $20

11 months ago