Donia has applied to attend US Sports Nike Soccer Camps this summer and is raising funds for her program fees. Can you help?
Orville H. Platt High School
Meriden, Connecticut
Successfully funded on April 26th, 2018!
Fully funded!
$720 raised
$0 to go
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Donia's Story

My passion is soccer. I discovered my passion for soccer when my father used to encourage me as a child to become a national professional soccer player. He would spend so much time with me to help me succeed in the future. I remember he would push me to practice my mistakes until I was comfortable with overcoming them -- I learned to persevere. As I got older, my interest in athleticism deepened and I developed in other sports. To this day, my father expects me to continue with my soccer career and encourages me to support and inspire other young and upcoming athletes in the school’s programs; they look to me for help, encouragement, and leadership. Soccer has been a big part of my life, I enjoy playing it, and I enjoy even more what it represents in terms of teamwork, achievement, and helping and encouraging other student athletes.

Attending US Sports Nike Soccer Camps would improve my soccer skills, especially in terms of my thinking about strategy and tactics, as well as in improving my techniques. I currently play on the varsity soccer team at Platt High School in Meriden, CT, and have done so for the past two years. As a junior, I still have one season to play here in Meriden, and maybe in college as well. Attending this camp will help me be a better contributor to my own and my teammates' success, as well as giving me the chance to be outdoors, playing a sport I thoroughly enjoy. The skills I learn at US Sports Nike Soccer Camps will hopefully be ones that I can pass on to younger friends and team members, and maybe even can help me be a coach or volunteer one day to young students who are in my position now.

A Note from Mr. Canuel, Donia's Mentor

Donia has been playing soccer for several years here at Platt and began developing her skills many years before that, with her dad's help and encouragement. I think her loyalty to the sport specifically, her enthusiasm for sports and athletics generally, and her commitment to her team puts her in a great position to benefit from US Sports Nike Soccer Camps and to transmit what she learns to other athletes during her senior year.

Campaign Activity
Success! Mr. Canuel helped Donia raise $720
April 26
Anonymous donated $276
April 26
Monika Moore donated $10
April 25

Good Luck!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $10

Jennifer Lehner donated $20
April 12

You're such a sweet, hard-working young lady. I know you will find success in all you do! Best of luck and enjoy the summer camp!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $20

Campaign Kickstart from a Wishbone Sponsor donated $101
April 4

Keep inviting your community to donate & support your dream!

Application Excellence Award from a Wishbone Sponsor donated $134
March 28

Your application essays were very thoughtful!

US Sports Camps
US Sports Camps donated $50
March 19
Student Contribution donated $99
March 19
Mr. Canuel started this campaign
March 19
Donia was accepted into Wishbone!
February 1