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Tauranga Special Olympics Plea

Closed Cause page created in the Sports category by Pat Wakelin for "Tauranga Special Olympics"

$860 of $15,000 goal
Given by 10 generous donors in around 4 months

Help Get our Athletes to the World Games

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  Bay of Plenty

Tauranga has two Special Olympics athletes selected to attend the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi in March 2019. Funding has been extremely difficult this time around and we seek assistance from the public to support these amazing young athletes. Kelly Nathan has been selected to represent NZ in swimming and Morgan Penny in the NZ Basketball team. The cost is $12,500 per athlete and the athletes have contributed through various means $2,500 each and the club undertook to find the other $10,000 for each athlete but due to the economy funding grants have not been forthcoming and we are getting desperate and time is running out.

Pat Wakelin's involvement (page creator)

Have been a volunteer swimming coach and committee member for 16 years and currently co ordinator for Tauranga Special Olympics swimming and a committee member Tauranga Special Olympics supports approx 140 athletes participate in in a variety of sports.

Use of funds

To pay for travel, accomodation, meals, uniforms. Our athletes are away for 3 weeks in Abu Dabi

Latest update

New challenge  5 June 2019

Posted by: Pat Wakelin

A new challenge. Top of the Mt. Newspaper article coming support our Tauranga club. We support over 140 athlete's from Papamoa Mt Maunganui Tauranga and Katikati to participate in a variety of sports .

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Latest donations

Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 05 Mar 2019
Go for gold!
Janet Reekie
Janet Reekie on 27 Feb 2019
All the best
Hanna Traill
Hanna Traill on 27 Feb 2019
All the best guys!! Experience of a lifetime :)
Casey Macpherson
Casey Macpherson on 27 Feb 2019
Good luck!!
Kevin Maguire
Kevin Maguire on 27 Feb 2019

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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Pat Wakelin on behalf of Tauranga Special Olympics

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