Support Garrick going to Las Vegas for basketball
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Hi my name is Garrick Knight, this year I am graduating from Liston Boys College. My dreams are to play NCAA College basketball and to play professionaly after College. I need your help to raise the money to go to Las Vegas Impact Basketball Academy. More ...

Dear family, friends, & supporters

Hi my name is Garrick Knight, i live with my solo mum i am a 19 year old New Zealand Maori Pakeha living in New Zealand, & currently in my last year of high school at Liston College 2014. I started playing basketball at my original high school, Henderson High, in 2011, this is where my journey began. Basketball became my life, i literally live and breath basketball, I wake up at 6 am every morning whether it's to go work on my game or hit the weights room at Liston College, i have trained for hours on end in the gym & weights room improving my game, not only do i train in the mornings but i also hit the weights room at lunch times/afterschool as well as getting shots up after school on the days when i don't have work or have one-two hours before i start work. I love playing basketball & cannot not see myself doing anything else #EatSleepBall &Gym.

My dream is to play basketball in a NCAA 1st Divion College and to make a living playing professional basketball after College. I have been accepted into the Impact Basketball Post Graduate Academy, ( http://www.impactbball.com/academy ) , this is an once in a life time opportunity & it would be greatly appreciated if you would help mum & i to raise the funds to send me to the Impact Basketball Academy because this is a necessary step to turn my dream to reality. In New Zealand without any exposure for basketball to NCAA coaches because they're half way across the world it is extremely difficult to pick up a NCAA scholarship. Impact has made my dream feel more obtainable than ever as the academy will expose me to College coaches and scouts on a regular basis giving me the exposure/opportunity to pick up a scholarship to a NCAA college.

Heres my Embassy/Consulate/Invitation LettersGarrick's Consulate/Invitation letter

Garrick's Embassy/Invitation letter

My current goals and ambitions in life are to go to Impact Las Vegas to train with world class trainers & people who are chasing the same dreams as me, gain a scholarship into a College, & play at the highest level of basketball i can personally reach. After all the experience i gain living overseas studying, playing ball, & whether or not i make it into a professional league, i would like to return to New Zealand to help young student athletes living in New Zealand achieve their dreams of studying & playing sports overseas in a college that would suit their academic and sporting needs.

IMPACT is the world's premiere destination for NBA players, international professionals, collegiate stars and high school players, as well as professional, college and high school teams world-wide. IMPACT is home to players at every level who seek to improve, develop, and transform themselves into better athletes, more highly skilled players, and more versatile competitors as they prepare for the highest levels of the game. Impact has a great college placement system and has placed 80% of their players into division 1, 2 and 3 schools. I will thrive in an environment like impact because i am extremely self motivated to train on a daily basis & want to reach the next level of my game & making my dream a reality. Heres a video of an Impact Basketball Promo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q24ldfvV_rM&safe=active


I will be attending the impact post graduate program for 4-6 or even 7 months long, It is going to cost between $20,000-$28,000 to go, this covers everything from food, living/sleeping arrangements, impact training/game gear, & world class training facilities. I hope to raise $10,000 to $20,000 by January 2015, Mum & i cannot make this amount of money in the short time we have, i am kindly asking if you may donate to my dreams as every dollar counts & it will be deeply appreciated, if you cannot donate, could you please be so kind to share my page to your friends & family that you think will donate to my dreams :-) 

How to donate using PayPal account:
Step 1 click on the link below,
Step 2 click on 'contribute'
Step 3 follow simple instructions & pay with PayPal account.

DONT HAVE PAYPAL? donate using visa or credit card:
(By the way the first few steps are similar to paying with Paypal)
Follow these steps:
Step 1: click on the link below,
Step 2: click 'contribute'
Step 3: follow simple instructions
Step 4: once at the checkout Simply click the buy as a 'GUEST LINK' in the PayPal checkout located under 'New to PayPal', PayPal account is not required & you may donate using Credit Card, Debit Card, Master Card & more.


Anyone with questions, i am happy to answer them or anyone with some great fundraising ideas or know of companies that are keen on sponsoring young sportsmen especially basketball players please leave a comment or send me an email at [garrick.knight95@gmail.comI will keep you guys updated on my progress as much as possible :-)

I would like to say a huge thankyou in advance to all the people that make donations or sponsorships to helping me create the opportunities of going to college in the states and achieving my dreams. 

Thank you.

Love Gaz :-)

#DreamEatSleepBall&Gym

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