April Parks - Road to #1 in the World
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For those of you who know me, I am a mother of four, Program Coordinator for the Syracuse City School district and hold a dream of becoming a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion.  Every day when I wake up, I know that I am going to be able to A) ... More ...

For those of you who know me, I am a mother of four, Program Coordinator for the Syracuse City School district and current lightweight blue belt World Champion.

As my journey continues, so does my financial obligations associated with competing. My goals, since winning Worlds, have expanded considerably to include both repeating as World Champion in the coming months and to compete in pro tournaments to win cash prizes.

With the possibility of competing for money comes the potential for my tournaments to, so to speak, "Pay for them self." Every donation helps me make it to another competition to get me more exposure in the jiu jitsu community. In particular, it would be ideal to find a few sponsors, or people, interested in donating to me annually or by tournament win. Thank you so much for considering helping me attain my dreams. I want to be one of the best ever.

I want to continue to inspire girls and women all over the world to follow my path in continuing to blaze a trail for women in Martial Arts.

My passion for this sport is unparallell, and my work ethic is infinte.  Unfortuntalely, my money is not.  If it came down to choosing to pay for my daughter Ana's soccer or for my competitions....well you can guess what loses. 

With your support, who knows what I will be able to accomplish?! My tournament fees and expenses are definitely beyond my financial capabilities, so my promise to you is....just get me there, get me there and I will leave it all on the mat.  I will leave it all on the mat and win or die trying. 

I am relying on those of you who know me to help invest in my dream.  Invest in my vision.  Help me to become what I know that I can be, so I will be able to live a life without regret of what I could have acheived. 

My expenses for this year total close to $4200.00.  Again, every bit of support helps.  Thank you to everyone in advance, because I know you are all behind me. 

This is my journey.  Share in it with me.

Thank you, & with love,

April 

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