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COMMUNITY

Sharing opportunities and empowering others is something I am passionate about. One of the coolest things about being an athlete is being able to share the things that I care about with more people than I might otherwise reach. Here are a couple of organizations that I really care about…

Right to Play uses sport and play to enhance the lives of kids around the world. For as long as I can remember sports have been a huge part of my life…swimming, softball, soccer, water polo, skiing, snowboarding…you name it,  I loved it.  Sports have given my confidence, drive, self esteem. They have taught me to work hard and work with others. In many parts of the world, play is not a part of everyday life. Right to Play uses play to teach kids these life skills and lessons. Projects: FundraisersNYC Marathon

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Sometimes having someone to look up to is all you need. Ride Like a Girl is a mentorship program to get more girls competing on bikes. If you know a girl that might benefit from mentorship and/or a scholarship, look here!

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The Women’s Sports Foundation supports equality in sports for women, it advocates for quality, educates the public and offers suport for female athletes. We can do anything they can do!

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NICA is a high school mountain bike program that is growing rapidly across the USA. Projects: Coached the Scotts Valley Composite Team for 2011-12

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First Gear is the community development division out of Specialized whose main focus is getting kids on bikes. Although bikes were not a big part of my life from an early age, sports were. Now that I am all “grown up”, the importance of bikes and sport is all the more obvious. I want to share my love and passion for bikes with the new generation. Projects: Jamaica BMX Project