Kailey & Mckail
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Have you ever had a once in a lifetime opportunity that you just couldn’t pass up? Well, our very own local athletes have this very kind of opportunity. High Island High School Juniors’, Kailey Tucker and Mckail Ochoa have the chance of a lifetime to represent Texas as distinguished athletes. These girls have been invited to participate in the National North Central Conference Track and Field Team that will be competing at the 2012 Down Under International Games in Australia.
Both girls need to raise $4500 for a total of $9000 by June 1, 2012 in order to compete in these games. So far, the Beach Team 4 Kailey & Mckail has raised a over $1000 from the supporters you see listed to the side. With your help, we can make this dream become a reality for these promising young athletes.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Name: Kailey Tucker and Mckail Ochoa Team: Texas Event: track and field.
- Mail in your check along with the attached sponsorship form payable to:
Down Under Sports
1755 North 400 East, Suite 201
North Logan, UT 84341
- LIKE Latitude 29.2 on facebook. Latitude 29.2 will donate $1 for every LIKE
- Contact Gerry Lang @ 713-823-7726 or Erinn Berge with questions.
PLUS, those who have generously donated can register to win one of two all expense paid trips (one to Australia and the other a Caribbean Cruise). Download your registration form at the www.crystalbeachlocalnews.com .
by Erinn Berge
Mckail Ochoa sent me a nice note this past Saturday and I thought I would share it with you. At the time of writing it, they were in transit to the airport. By now, Mckail and Kailey are already in Australia representing the Bolivar Peninsula, Texas United States for their track and field competition. This experience couldn’t have been handed to two more deserving young ladies.
“Hey Mrs. Erinn! I’m sitting here at the computer at my grandmas in Mt. Belvieu. I am very excited for tomorrow…but I don’t think it has completely sunk in just yet…it will when I get to the airport though! Thank you to everyone again who donated to Kailey and I! It means the world to me! I will have enough fun for all of us!”
Thank you Mckail and Kailey! You’re genuine enthusiasm and young spirit have been an inpiration to a lot of us. We look forward to pictures of your trip.
The girls did it! They reached their goal of $9000 in just 6 weeks. Thank you community, please read their thank you’s below. And visit our youtube video regarding how it all happened!
Please view our youtube video here..
Kailey’s Thank You
My incredible adventure began in January of 2012 when I recieved my invitation to run for Down Under Sports in Australia. It was a great honor to be two of the ten to represent Texas. As Mckail and I “began” to look at the amount of money needed to make our dream come true, we realized we couldn’t do it alone.
So, we reached out to members of each congregation and God took over. He sent us two incredible women; Gerry Lang and Erinn Berge. Together, with our families support, the work began. They encouraged us to speak with our own church families and helped us reach out to this amazing peninsula. I can’t begin to describe how proud I am to represent my community, my church and my school.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you from the bottom of my heart for your support. We couldn’t have done it without you. All I have to say is “IT IS A GOD THING”. We leave July 1 and return July 9.
Mckail’s Thank You
As of Saturday, April 21, Kailey and I have reached our goal of $9000.00 to compete in the International Track Meet in Australia with Down Under Sports. The community pushed us over the top with our final bake sale and photography sale at the Gulf Coast Market. I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to everyone who has helped Kailey and I reach our goal, We began thinking this would have to be some kind of miracle to reach the $9000.00, but by the grace of God and everyone who had donated their time, cakes for bake sales, and money (from nickles an dimes to $1000.00, we as a community and town have raised the goal. I want to personally thank Mrs. Erinn Berge, Mrs. Gerry Lang, Sarah Standridge, John MIchael Reynolds for making the youtube video. Thank you to CrystalBeachLocalNews.com
, The Beach Triton, and Cumulus for keeping the community informed. Thank you Guideaux, Stingeree, and Port Bolivar Volunteer Fire Station for letting us use your facilities. Mrs. Tucker, good ole Kailey Tucker, my parents (Casey and Steven), my sister, Blaine and brother Seth. Most importantly Jesus. Without Him and the
power of prayer we wouldn’t have reached our goal. Thank you for helping us accomplish this so we can compete in Australia.
The “Down Under Girls” aka Kailey and Mckail are holding their breath as they near their goal of $9000. To date they have raised $8000!! Can you believe it? In just the past few weeks, these girls have grown so much from your generous donations and support. Not only are they starting to get a close to their final goal, but some other wonderful life experiences have occurred. Hard work followed up with discipline, commitment and learning about team work have made this journey unforgettable.
Visit Kailey at her new job at Guideaux! She is diligently working the back end gathering all the best ingredients for your yumaliscious pizza or sub. This girl is the definition of excellence as she works part time at Guideaux’s and is a full time high school junior. A naturally talented photographer, she recently won an award at the Texas State Fair. Oh, and not to mention that she is on The track and field team at school and, you will also see her at the Bayvue Church choir. Now, with your support, she is so close to fulfilling her dream of going to Australia.
The other strong player of this Down Under Duo is Mckail. She has started her new job at Latitude 29.2 Surf shop. A gifted eye for photography and artistic flair, she is overflowing with style. Stop by and see her! Additionally, Mckail is also a full time high school junior who was just awarded first place with teammate Vicki T. in Girls Doubles Tennis! She and her teammates are going to regional! Congratulations McKail and team.
The girls are very blessed to have this opportunity. Fundraising has been an excellent tool to help hone their skills in marketing, advertising, public speaking, and accountability. This chance of going abroad had taught them about teamwork and dedication. Underlying and throughout, faith has brought all of us through.
Now, I can’t think of any other students who are more deserving of this opportunity. I can’t tell you what pride I have to live is such a community that raises their kids up for this kind of chance. Thank you Bolivar Peninsula and thank you, God, for all of your unique blessings.
UP NEXT, be on the look out for the down under old time protrayal of how it all happened!
We are so impressed with all the continued support we are getting. So far the girls have raised $6300.00!! Way to go Mckail and Kailey! Congratulations! We have a few announcements to make regarding our continued fundraising efforts.
- Like us here, Swedes Real Estate is giving us $2 for every like.
- AND Like us here, Latitude 29.2 is giving us $1 for every like!
- Visit us @ the Big Store on April 21. We will be having a bake sale and a photographic art sale!
- Be on the look out for our Youtube video coming soon.
And thanks Again Bolivar, you are making our dream come true! Without you, this couldn’t have been a reality.
Wow Bolivar, You really know how to show support! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Kailey and Mckail have raised with your help $5300 so far. Their goal is $9000 by June 1st. Do you think they might make it? Let’s keep them going, keep them in our prayers Bolivar! These girls are an excellent example of the promising youth and our country’s future! They will proudly represent Texas as distinguished athletes. These girls have been invited to participate in the National North Central Conference Track and Field Team that will be competing at the 2012 Down Under International Games in Australia.
Updates!! Thank you Swedes Real Estate for your generous $1000 donation. Swedes Real Estate has opened a facebook page just for Kailey and Mckail and will give Kailey and Mckail $2 for EVERY LIKE they recieve. So please Go HERE and like this page!
Did you hear the girls on any Cumulus Radio Stations this past week? News about their opportunity was all over the Goldent Triangle area! Thank You Cumulus Radio in Beaumont! It is great to have support from such a great company.
Please check out our Sponsorship Packages! The deadline for getting your name on a T-Shirt is April 15.
Thanks again Bolivar! And thank you God, for such a blessing!
Thank you Bolivar, Thank you!
Mckail Ochoa and Kailey Tucker are definitely making their way to Australia. So far they have received over $4000.00 from our local businesses. A big thank you to Stingaree and anyone who donated on Saturday to the girls. Stingaree had a special St. Patrick’s Day offering Green Beer and food! The girls made artistic photos for those who donated at Stingaree and Down Under.
Next Saturday, visit the girls at The Big Store! They may have a special treat for you when you make a donation.
Thank you for everyone who has supported us so far!! Here is an update for our High Island High School Juniors’, Kailey Tucker and Mckail Ochoa. They have the chance of a lifetime to represent Texas as distinguished athletes. These girls have been invited to participate in the National North Central Conference Track and Field Team that will be competing at the 2012 Down Under International Games in Australia.
- The girls have been busy finding sponsors for donations. Tthe Port Bolivar Fire Department Oyster Fry supported the girls fundraising efforts this past weekend. They raised $450 there. Thank you everyone who supported and thank you Port Bolivar Fire Department!
- The Ships Wheel has generously donated $1000.00 WOW! This is our largest donation yet. We are asking for someone to help match this. You can do this with dollars or a raffle item for the Bolivar Slam or Crab Fest.
- They will be at the Stingaree for the Patty’s Day Bash this weekend.
- So Far, they have raised over $2000. Keep it Up!
So far, the Beach Team 4 Kailey & Mckail has raised over $1300 from local supporters. With your help, this dream can become a reality for these promising young athletes. Join Our BEACH TEAM!!
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Congratulations Kailey Tucker & Mckail Ochoa! These Juniors girls at High Island High School in High Island, Texas, were invited by Down Under Sports to represent Texas on the National North Central Conference Track and Field Team competing at the 2012 Down Under International Games in Australia. The students were selected based upon their athletic ability.
In 3 months, by June 1, each student is required to raise $4500 for a total of $9000. Together, with your help, we can do it and make this dream come true for our own local Girls representing Bolivar Peninsula.
Mail in this Sponsorship Letter with your donation, or go to www.downundersports.com and make your donation online. Also, at local favorite businesses & churches, look for posters & donation boxes that support our girls’ achievements.