Hello, my name is Veronica Yang!
Hi everyone! My name is Veronica Yang and I am a 12 year old badminton player from California. I started playing the sport when I was 5 years old and fell in love with it. Since then, I have joined a competetive team and won numerous titles for myself, my team, and my country. Currently, I am ranked first nationally in girls singles, girls doubles and mixed doubles in my age group. I have many goals for myself but my biggest one is to play the Olympics! There's still a long way to go from now until then, but I know that I can persevere through with your help!
Why I need Your Support
Badminton is an expensive sport in America and unfortunately receives NO funding whatsoever! On top of hefty prices for rackets and shoes which need to be replaced constantly, the cost of registering to play tournaments in America is pricey, and training in an elite competition team is expensive as well. Despite representing America in international tournaments, we players must pay for all travel expenses as well as our Team USA uniforms as well as other expenses. As much as I love this sport, continuing to play competitvely is hard on my family in terms of cost. With your support, I want to continue chasing my Olympic dream and make my family and country proud of me.
Approximate Cost of Badminton Broken Down:
Training and Classes Cost per Month: Approx. $2000
Tournament Fees: $250 per tournament
Travel Expenses: We fly to about 6-8 tournaments a year
Cost of Badmitnon Shoes: About $100 per pair, needs replacement every 3 months
Badminton Racket: $250 per racket, needs to have at least 3
Badminton Apparel: $40, shirt and skort (one set of clothing)
Badminton racket Bag: $60+
I would like to thank my family, for continuing to support my dreams of becoming an athlete and for letting me continue to play thi support, even if it means sacrificing so much time and money.
I would also like to thank my badminton team. Thank you to my coaches and team members for always inspiring me to work hard and for always being there for me!
And lastly...thank you, the reader!
Whether you decide to donate or not, thank you for reading and hopefully gaining a bit of knowledge of this sport and learning about my journey. If you decide to help support my dream, I thank you with all my heart and I will keep working hard to make everyone proud!
Past Badminton Accomplishments (Will Keep Updating)
Here is a list of my past accomplishments and titles throughout the years!
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