A fundraising weekend for Carle Brenneman was a huge success.
“The event was amazing!” the 23-year-old snowboard cross competitor from Comox enthused. “I still can’t believe the amount of community support I received, it was a huge success both financially and mentally.”
Brenneman is training and fundraising in an effort to go to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. On Oct. 11 there was a Gala Social with silent auction and live music at the Black Fin Pub, and on Oct. 12 a Go Carle! Retro Aerobics Party was held at the Comox Community Centre.
“It was super inspiring to see everyone that made the effort in their busy schedules to come out and support me on my journey toward Sochi 2014,” Brenneman said.
“The donations that we received were amazing. Some donations literally showed up on my parents’ doorstep from people who wanted to help out. I couldn’t believe it! The friday night Gala highlight for me was being able to talk to everyone that came out, hearing everyone’s words of support has really sparked a new found motivation to work that much harder to get to the Games.
“The Saturday event was super fun. It was great to see everyone come out dressed up and ready for some fun, healthy activity,” she added.
“I am currently back in North Vancouver dry-land training six days a week, then I will be heading to Austria in mid November leading into (the Canadian national snowboard cross team’s) first World Cup over in Austria in the beginning of December,” Brenneman said.
“I would really like to thank the community, family and friends for coming together to help me when I really needed that extra push to get me to where I need to be. Also an extra special thanks to Diana Newson who organized Friday’s event for me because it would not have happened without her, and Jill Nelson for putting together Saturday’s aerobics which was so much fun!”
Brenneman welcomes any and all inquires about sponsorship. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.