Sunday, October 12, 2014

Chili Cook Off!

For the fundraiser on November 23rd at F.A.D., the theme will be "Chili Cook Off!"

Currently taking applications for people who want to enter the competition! The winner will win a prize!

If interested, e-mail me (click on the link) with the following information:

Contact Information (e-mail or text)
Name of Chili
Description of Chili (What's in it)

I will review the applications and announce who will be officially entering the competition. Stay tuned!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hold the date! November 23rd

Hold the date:

Sunday, November 23rd at FAD!

I'll be having a fundraising event that will surely involve and silent auction. Details to come!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Deaflympics Family History

I want to share a little bit of my family's background with their involvement in the Deaflympics games. My father's side of the family have a bit of a track record for competing in the summer Deaflympics.

Click on their names to see their events, years and rankings.

Uncle Terry 

Uncle Pat

Cousin Tony

Cousin Krystle

Cousin Kevin

Cousin Jenny Cooper

So, as you can imagine, being a Deaflympics athlete is a honor of mine, and I will be the first of my family to be a WINTER Deaflympics athlete.

Help me turn my dream into reality and help me finish this bucket list!

Click below to help me raise money!

Saturday, October 4, 2014


Here's the low down on how to get to Khanty-Mansiysk. Courtesy of Deaflympics 2015's facebook page. Click "like" if you haven't!

There is no train or flight that goes directly to Khanty-Mansiysk, but there are daily flights to Khanty-Mansiysk (HMA) with connection flights from Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other major cities of Russia. The HMA airport is just 10 minutes from downtown OR flight to Surgut (SGC) with connection flight in Moscow. Free transportation to Khanty-Mansiysk will be provided in Surgut. Driving time from Surgut to Khanty-Mansiysk is about 4 hours (300 km / 186 miles).
Airport Codes: Khanty-Mansiysk (HMA), Magnitogorsk (MQF), Surgut (SGC), St. Petersburg (LED), Moscow (MOW - for all airports in Moscow. SVO - Sheremtjevo, DME - Domodedovo, VKO - Vnukovo).
For Invitations / Visa Information - send inquiry at:

Flights to Khanty-Mansiysk (HMA) from St. Petersburg and Moscow airports. There is no train available that goes directly to Khanty-Mansiysk.

Surgut to Khanty-Mansiysk - Free transportation will be provided by the Organising Committee of 2015 Winter Deaflympics.

St. Petersburg to Khanty-Mansiysk is about 3 hours 10 mins by air.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

She's baaaaackkkkk!

Hey guys!

Here's an ASL version of the blog: Click me!

English version:

Winter Deaflympics is back again for 2015, and we're back in the running! This time it's in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia! It'll be on March 28th - April 5th of 2015. To follow the Winter Deaflympics 2015, click LIKE on the facebook page: Facebook Page; Deaflympics 2015. There's also an official website page to follow as well: Deaflympics 2015

What happened with the Winter Deaflympics in 2011 was a shock for everyone involved, but we're brushing the dust off our shoulders and rising from the ashes!

Long story short, the coaches have asked for me to rejoin the team, and I'm excited to be back! I've kept a log of everyone who donated from 2011, and I've returned the money back. So now, I have to fundraise once again.

Fundraising costs:

$3,700 to cover the flight to Russia, uniforms, room/boarding.
I'll also need to raise additional money to help with the training costs prior to the Deaflympics event, including the flight tickets I'll need to buy to meet my team at the airport. I'm estimating this to be at about another $1,000.

To round it up, my goal is to raise $5,000.

Most importantly, I have a deadline to raise and send in $1,850 by November 15th. My second deadline to send in another $1,850 is by January 30th.

I've started up a fundraising page so people from afar can help out: Go Fund Me

There are also a few local fundraising event/ideas that I'm currently scheming up so stay tuned!