Check out the highlight video from last year's #BestDayInTri!
Most of you are not visiting this page or hearing my pitch for the first time so first let me say thank you! The CAF continues to inspire, grow, and help more and more athletes every year (A record 2448 in 2017!). I am thrilled to once again be participating the SDTC, humbled by the opportunity to do my small part to support the CAF mission, and so grateful for all of you who have so generously supported my fundraising efforts this year and in years past.
Not that I need one, but every year when it comes time to plan my trip to San Diego and start my CAF fundraising, I can always find a new story that inspires and reminds me of why I keep going back every year. I recently received am email from CAF with the story of Jake Eastwood, a 15-year old cancer survivor and amputee who was the recipient of a CAF grant to play wheelchair basketball. Jake talked about the life-changing impact that CAF makes, “At first, the thought of being in a wheelchair embarrassed me… but after seeing more & more people do it, it was more competitive than I thought. And I could see more amputees were playing too – so I didn’t feel so alone.” You can see a video of Jake's story here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB-3f-ZVKlQ&feature=youtu.be) and in it, you will also hear from James Na, another CAF grant recipient who helped mentor jake. One of the most rewarding aspect of having done the SDTC so many years is getting the opportunity to see so many athletes like James pay it forward for the next generation of athletes coming up behind them. So many of you have found whatever inspiration you need to continue donating to the CAF each year and I hope you will this year as well!
Thank you for taking the time to visit my page and please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the CAF through the secure "Donate Now" link you see on this page. Their mission of helping people with physical disabilities live as athletes may seem simple, but I assure you the profound effect it has on the athletes they help is anything but. It is empowering and in some cases life-saving. Thank you again for your support of the CAF!