Update!!! We raised $1500 in just 48 hours! thank you so much for your support for a fellow PNW cyclist.
I'm trying to raise $1500 to support my friend and now former teammate, Tela Crane, to train for a month in California to work with the US Cycling sprint coach. She recently placed 2nd at Track Nationals in the Team Sprint--see Cycling News.
Locally, Tela donates massive amounts of time to support and run youth development programs for our local Marymoor Track and is an all around great gal who deserves this opportunity.
However, all big opportunities come with some burden, but it's a lot of stress to deal with financial burden when she needs to be the best at her game. So, I'm taking over to get this done quickly and painlessly, as this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for her that she shouldn't miss because of money. So, let's do this.
She will be training from November 28 through December 21st, and missing a month of work. While she is still looking for host housing, the options are slim. I figure $1,500 can get her a hotel at the US Cycling discounted hotel by the track and also provide some gas money. And if she gets host housing, then the money can help out with other expenses.
If you can give $25, $50, or any amount, it would help. We can reach $1500 very quickly. I'll keep you posted on the progress.