Jalen Abruzere's Junior Golf Fund
$665 raised
9 contributors
4 Years running
"I want to play golf in the Olympics for the United States one day." - Jalen is a simple kid with a huge heart and a big smile. His "Dream" is getting closer to reality. He just got accepted to play in the 2014 U.S. Kids European Golf Championship in May.

It starts out as a Dream, for a little kid who wants to do something without fear of failing and for the pure enjoyment of the activity. Jalen Abruzere was as little as 18 months old when he had his first golf club in his hands. At the age of 3, he got his first set of real kids clubs; no plastic toys here... By the time he was 5, he was hitting golf balls on the range with his Dad. At 7 while on the way to school, he heard the morning DJ on the Armed Forces Network (AFN) explain that Golf had been approved as an Olympic sport and would begin in the 2016 Summer Games. He made a statement to his parents that would begin to formulate his dream. "Mom and Dad, I want to play golf in the Olympics for the United States one day."

Around the time of that radio show, he's been taking instructions from a local PGA Pro in Germany, and has participated in local activities at the golf course. The time has come for him to now be more focused and participating in larger events. The pathway of his Dream is leading him to having to play competitively in local tournaments; and with that said, he was just given a chance to represent the United States in the U.S. Kids Golf European Championship this May. It's his first attempt at a large event, and he is looking forward to competing against other 9 year olds from around the world; including some Kournikova boy we keep hearing about. :) 

Along with Jalen's awesome Dream comes with it, expenses to support him which include Range Balls, Practice Tee Times, Coaching Fees, Equipment, Tournament Fees and Travel Expenses. He is asking friends, family and interested parties to possibly reach out and lend a hand in any way possible to continue his pursuit of the game. In his own ways, he's tried to come up with creative ways to raise some money by selling toys or even offering to host his own Lemonade Stand! His Pop-pops has supplied him with a nice set of Nike golf clubs, and his parents, of course, support him as much as possible. So, if you are interested in helping to supplement and support Jalen's Dream, please feel free to donate to his cause.

We haven't figured out all of the details exactly yet, but each donating person will be provided periodic updates on Jalen's pursuit. Any donating companies or corporations would have the opportunity for Jalen to wear a small company logo on his apparel during these tournaments as allowed by the tournament organizations and of course, in line with all applicable rules and regulations.

Thank you for considering his Golfing Dream. He promises to put your donations to good work, by practicing, working and competing as hard as he possibly can. He wants nothing more than to make his friends, family and peers excited to see him succeed and play to the best of his ability. Success is sure to follow!

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