Last year, we shared the fundraising requests of two Olympic hopefuls. Now, we have another.
Craig Kinsley (Brown ’11) – four-time Heps javelin champion and 2010 NCAA champion in the event – has had the opportunity to compete at the Olympics before. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he finished as the top American javelin thrower and managed to get a planking opportunity in the process. That is him above at the opening ceremonies.
Now, Kinsley wants the chance to be an Olympian again. It may be his final opportunity as he declared the following on facebook:
Hello good people of the world! It’s not easy to ask for help, yet here I am. It’s been a great run, but I’ve decided this is my last season in the sport of track and field. I have positioned myself well to go out with a bang, but I can use a little help from my friends. If you are unable to give, a share is the next best thing! Thank you!
He’s set up a GoFundMe page to help with training and rent expenses as he prepares for the Olympic Trials in July 2016. He’s one of the many Olympic hopefuls out there who have to rely on outside assistance in making their Olympic dreams come true as he has no athletic sponsorships to help with expenses at this time.
Even if you cannot contribute anything at this time, please share the story.