For those of you who don’t know me , my name is Samantha Culiver. I am pursuing the sport of skeleton. I compete internationally for the USA. My hope is to one day compete on the World Cup circuit and make the Olympic games. I am a self funded athlete, so your support can make all the difference.
My goal for this Rally is to fund my 2013-2014 season.
Every season brings me closer to my goal, but I need your help!
My Story: A college track friend of mine found Bobsleigh in 2009. In 2010 he invited me to come to Lake Placid and check out the sport of Skeleton. After competing in gymnastics for 12+ years and polevaulting my way through college, he thought skeleton would be right up my alley. He was right! I love it!
My need: I need to raise my own support! I do not get paid to participate in the sport of Skeleton. I will need to pay for my equipment, car rental, airfare, hotels, food, baggage fees, track fees, race fees, coaching fees....on it goes. I am working part-time during my training season and full time in my off season. My goal is to raise $20,000 for the 2013-2014 season. There are always financial suprises in this sport. Baggage fees for my sled can almost add up to the price of a ticket!!! Until now I haven't reached out for extra support, but the reality is, the months I spend on my feet waiting tables, after training for hours, isn't enough to pay for my season!
Successes: Before skeleton I competed as a level 10 gymnast. I was the 2007 NJCAA outdoor pole vault National Champion and a 4-time All-American. In my 2 seasons in skeleton I have placed top 10 in all 5 of my international races. I medaled in 3, and made the podium in 1. I finished my second season ranked 7th in the US.
My Team: I would love to add you to my Team! My family and friends have been a huge support. I can't even begin to explain how greatful I am!
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