Would You Like to Adopt Dartanyon?
Each year, the U.S. Olympic Committee subsidizes Dartanyon’s tournament travel and competition fees while Dartanyon must raise money for the balance. This year, he is working to raise $5,000. His 2014 schedule includes tournaments in the United Arab Emirates, Texas, Florida and San Jose and two trips to Brazil. Some of these competitions are qualifying events for the 2016 Games in Rio.
Would you consider making a one-time or recurring donation to Dartanyon’s Paralympic Adopt-An-Athlete Account? USA Judo is a 501c-3, making your gift tax deductible. If interested, you may send a check or make a donation by phone using the contact information below.Werner Walter USA Judo One Olympic Plaza Colorado Springs, CO 80909 Attn: Dartanyon Crockett Adopt-An-Athlete Account 719-866-3654 firstname.lastname@example.org
February Messages from Dartanyon and Leroy
Follow these links to watch and read ESPN’s Carry On coverage:
Carry On II video (ESPN website) (2013 video and print piece)
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/otl/news/story?id=4371874 (2009 video and print piece)
Opportunities To Support Dartanyon
Dartanyon has spent the last three years working with a private tutor in order to elevate his math and reading skills to college level. In January 2013, Dartanyon successfully re-entered school at Pikes Peak Community College. He has been volunteering with students at the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind and is pursuing a degree in social work. While he receives financial aid, his full tuition and large print texts not fully covered. If you are interested in helping him financially, please contact the Carry On Trust for further details or follow the links on this site to make a donation.
Opportunities To Support Leroy
Throughout college, Leroy relied on classmates to take him wherever he needed to go – to and from school, to run errands, to doctor appointments. How blessed he was to have such great friends! But as he prepares for post-college life, the need to transport himself independently has grown. Leroy recently began an adaptive driving program at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. He is learning to drive using hand controls. The program requires 30-50 hours of driver training and costs $7000. Following completion of the training, he would need a vehicle outfitted with hand controls. If you are interested in supporting this endeavor, please follow the links to make a donation or contact the Carol Blanc at Good Samaritan, 602-839-2905.
There are no video game companies in Phoenix, meaning Leroy will move out of state upon securing a job. This will require moving and travel expenses, a housing deposit and start-up costs. Please follow the links to give a gift.