Carlomagno has applied to attend US Sports Nike Basketball Camps this summer and is raising funds for his program fees. Can you help?
High School in the Community Academy for Law and Social Justice
New Haven, Connecticut
Successfully funded on April 19th, 2018!
Fully funded!
$685 raised
$0 to go
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Carlomagno's Story

I discovered my passion for basketball when I was in the 7th grade. I would play with my group of friends every day when we had recess. I would get very frustrated when I lost to my friends because they had played for longer than myself. So I began to practice more and more. When I got to 9th grade, I had competition with people who were just as passionate as me. Then I tried out for the team and began to play it so much as much as I could when ever or wherever I could. I made it onto the team and I started to improve and learn more about the game. Now I play every day with my friends when I can either at home or at our local court.

Attending US Sports Nike Basketball Camps will help me pursue my passion for basketball by helping me get better and also become a leader when I play it. I truly enjoy this sport and at this time I could not attend to a basketball camp any other way due to my mother's finance resources. I want to learn more and participate with other students who have the same passion as me. I would also like to learn more about the point guard and shooting guard position to help improve my vision on the court, the plays, and how to help lead my teammates around the court for good looks.

A Note from Mike Papantonio, Carlomagno's Teacher

Having been a camper and a counselor myself, I believe each camp is looking for motivated student athletes. Carlomagno is the embodiment of that. He is totally coachable. He is a sponge, always trying to absorb as much information as he can. He listens, he is respectful, and most importantly he knows he has a lot to learn and wants to get better. He needs exposure to better coaching and better talent. Our opportunities here at school are limited and I am not the most talented coach, only an avid basketball fan filling a coaching position at school.

Carlomagno has a clear passion for learning the sport of basketball and improving his skills. I worked with him as a teacher and a coach as well. In practice he was always the first to come and the last to leave. I always saw him practicing and he asks questions about how to improve. he has limited opportunities outside of school but nonetheless he has searched out places to play and people to play with.

Campaign Activity
Carlomagno posted an update
August 22
Nike Basketball Camp 2018

The Camp was awesome. Thank you so much to everyone who donated. I got to learn how to improve through doing specific moves and drills to improve my game. The camp had a league to play in and my team made it to the finals, we did not win, but it was a lot of fun. I earned the award for best hustle in the high school kids league, they gave 2 pair of socks. I enjoyed it and I would do it again if possible, thank you so much to everybody who donated, this was an amazing experience and I am blessed to have been able to do it.

Success! Mike Papantonio helped Carlomagno raise $685
April 19
Dalio Foundation donated $44
April 19

Congratulations on reaching your goal! The Dalio Foundation is proud to provide support as you discover your passions and pursue your dreams.

Anonymous donated $25
April 19

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

Jill Savitt donated $25
April 15

You are almost at the finish line! Good luck!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

Anonymous donated $20
April 13

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $20

Nicole Vitali donated $10
April 13

Glad to see you're going the extra mile to improve your game. You're always such a hard worker - I'm sure you'll learn a lot in your program over the summer!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $10

Barbara Crowley donated $25
April 12

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $25

Barbara Crowley donated $10
April 12

Your incredible work ethic, and constant striving to always do better, are wonderful traits that deserve to be fostered.

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $10

Rosalyn Diaz Ortiz donated $10
April 10

Enjoy your summer!!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $10

Campaign Kickstart from a Wishbone Sponsor donated $95
April 4

Keep inviting your community to donate & support your dream!

Cari Strand donated $10
April 2

So proud of you for striving to have a productive summer!

Dalio Foundation matched this donation with $10

Application Excellence Award from a Wishbone Sponsor donated $127
March 28

Your application essays were very thoughtful!

US Sports Camps
US Sports Camps donated $50
March 22
Student Contribution donated $99
March 22
Mike Papantonio started this campaign
March 22
Carlomagno was accepted into Wishbone!
February 2