Jr. Track Team Needs Help Raising Money For Travel Expenses

Here’s a crowd funding endeavor that could be worth funding.

Tamika Townsend, known as Coach T, of Louisville, Ky is the founder  Kentucky Fillies Elite Track Club, an all girls track team, whose main goal isn’t just to win races, but to empower girls.  The girls range from ages 8 to 18, and in just a short time have made a name for themselves in the track and field circles.

11 of her girls have qualified to compete at the AAU Junior Olympic Games next week in Detroit, Mich., but need $3,000 to cover the travel expenses. Nicole Aghaaliandastjerdi, who has a daughter on the team, started a gofundme.com campaign that has generated $2,440.00 so far just short of their $3,000 goal.

Coach T is hoping that the girls will be able to generate enough money for their travel expenses because, “this is something I am very passionate about,” Coach T said. “I ran track through high school and college. I had a good coach that picked me up and dropped me off. I pick up at least two girls every day right along with my daughter [for practice]. I feel like somebody did it for me, so…this is my calling.”

You can donate to the Kentucky Fillies Elite Track Club here.


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