After applying for a second time, I was awarded with $2,500 to put toward my training and traveling expenses for this year. Shows the power of a little perseverance. I was awarded this grant in October and without a doubt, it gave me some financial relief so I could focus on training and making our team training camp to Austin, TX. The Women’s Sports Foundation was founded by Billie Jean King and it is a charitable, educational organization dedicated to promoting girls and women in sports and fitness.
Thank you very much to the Women’s Sport Foundation for your belief and support! It is an honor to be a 2015 grant recipient.
(I am now shooting to make the Women’s Lightweight Double, or the Women’s Open Double for the Olympic trials but at the time was thinking I was going to go for the Women’s Single Scull).
Thank you Pure Bikram Yoga of Austin for your work-trade exchange for my practice! I love coming to class to relax and work on my flexibility after a long day of training.
Here with Mardy Chen, the founder, and Jeff Chen, executive director of Pure Action. Please take a moment to check out all of the neat research studies and community outreach programs this studio is conducting/supporting at:
Amazing time catching up with sponsors and friends Linda Almeida Fortune and Jeff Fortune yesterday evening. We are going on to our third year of sponsorship. Linda and I met when I was working at a coffee shop at the Sporting Club’s cafe, and they have been supporters ever since. Their sponsorship money this year will be put towards developing my own Health and Wellness Consulting company. I’m so excited! Can’t thank you both enough.
Also, I am proud to announce I am now officially sponsored by their new home cleaning company Margie and Megan!
Please take a moment to check out their website and share the word about their new business that is branching out from South Jersey into the Philadelphia area!
Last Friday, my home town welcomed and congratulated me for my Pan American games result at a Friday night town concert. It was so neat to see my community come together and to have the opportunity to share the joy and hard work of my racing with so many loved ones and little ones! Thank you to my brother, Jimmy, Adam Reid, West Deptford Township and all of our family and friends for making this such a special night!