Thank you for considering giving back on #GivingTuesday. Generosity is a universally held value that brings us together. It lets us come closer together and build stronger communities. Now, more than ever, we need to lift up and celebrate those values that bring us together.
Your gift today helps to alleviate the financial burden on athletes and teams who represent the U.S. in international competition. For example, in years past, the international competition budget included the costs of sending USADSF staff. This year for the 2019 Winter Deaflympics we were able to remove the following expenses from athletes’ overall costs:
USADSF removed the cost of USADSF staff in athletes’ budget.
USADSF is covering the costs to send a 6-person media team including the “well-known” Daily Moth reporting team.
USADSF is providing an interpreter, team doctor, and a trainer whose expenses are removed.
USADSF incurred other increased expenses (apparel, insurance, flights,etc) but was able to cover these additional costs without increasing the athletes’ budget.
In perspective, we are “saving” money for Team USA (athletes, coaches and directors) by continuing to decrease their overall budget, resulting in less financial burdens on the athletes. With your support, we plan to continue this trend therefore allowing U.S. deaf and hard of hearing athletes to focus more on training and competing to bring home the GOLD! Thank you for being a part of our team!
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