James Kirkpatrick - Road to Rio 2016

Hi Everyone! I've started this giving group as a way to allow supporters of the Mens National Field Hockey team achieve our goals of qualifying for the Olympics in 2016!

Organizer: James Kirkpatrick

Type Of Group: Other

Location: Vancouver, BC


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The Group's Purpose

Hi everyone! I've started this "giving group" because I would not be competing for Canada without the support of so many generous people and charities. This group is all about our road to the Rio olympics in 2016.

An Olympic campaign is an expensive venture and truly a team effort. As a Canadian player, I pay a yearly levy that goes towards our program and helps fund our trainings, tours and support. Costs (especially for the full time student-athletes like myself) can be a burden and is just another challenge associated with being a National team athlete. Any money raised through this group will directly offset my yearly levy and help ease the financial strain it can impose, giving me (and my teammates) more time to focus on improving and winning games. Thanks for checking out the page, and thanks for being a part of my journey towards the olympic games!

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How to Help

1) Help us by Donating to our cause through Chimp!

2) Ask me about coaching! I'd love to come out and exchange some of my knowledge of the game for your support for our team.

3) I'm a pretty easy going guy, If you have any Ideas as to how I can earn your support for our journey, please let me know!

About the Organizers

Hi all, my name is James Kirkpatrick

I am a recent addition to the mens national team and I'm thrilled to be a part of the program after so many years of hard work to get this far. I was a member of the under 21 Mens Jr National team that won a silver medal in the Jr. Pan Am games this past september in Guadalajara Mexico. In doing so we booked a ticket to the Jr World cup, something that hasn't been done by a canadian jr team in quite some time! This was definitely one of the most incredible moments of my life.

When I'm not training and pushing to make my first tour with the senior team, I spend my spare time pursuing my BSc honours in the Chemistry faculty at the University of Victoria.

You can also follow me on twitter for hockey updates: @jimmyk30

Again, thanks for checking out my page and supporting my dream to attend the olympics in 2016!