Athena’s Go-Kart Racing Debut

Fundraising campaign by Cody Webster
  • US$755.00
    raised of $2,300.00 goal goal
32% Funded
7 Donors
Raised offline: $220.00
Total: $975.00
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Athena Rose Webster is passionate, intelligent, comedically funny, competitive, and one of the kindest-hearted 5-year-olds around.

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She lives to play or compete in multiple realms; tumbling, basketball, t-ball, soccer, ninja warrior classes, and more. Now her biggest obsession and passion is for the sport of racing!

My wife (Chelsy) and I took Athena to her first sprint car race in 2022 and then to her first NASCAR Race at Kansas Speedway in May of 2023. She was hooked and relentlessly asked us when she could begin racing.

When not at weekend birthday parties or family gatherings, a new Webster household tradition is to watch the Craftsman Truck Series on Friday nights, the Xfinity Series on Saturdays, and the NASCAR Cup Series on Sundays. (Obviously, her dad records them so we can skip through the multitude of commercials) Athena’s attention span can sometimes run wild during races, but when locked in, she’s an extremely ferocious Kyle Busch, Hailie Deegan, and John Hunter Nemechek fan.

After months of research and visiting a local karting track, we realized three things; 1. Athena will never forget an experience like this. 2. We absolutely need to help her fuel this passion. 3. How the heck are we going to fuel this passion?

Here is a quick link to a pretty accurate forecast of associated costs to begin kart racing:

New to Karting (kckarting.com) The costs associated include a complete kart w/ engine, tire sets, entry fees, parts/maintenance, safety gear, etc. Our best estimate without a smaller enclosed trailer is between $8,000 - $10,000 in initial startup funds. (Total 1st-year estimate all-inclusive: $17,000+) As a team, Chelsy and I set a target spending budget and have been purchasing safety gear items and components to complete her kart build. We recently exceeded that budget and are humbly reaching out to family and friends to live this experience with us and possibly help fuel Athena’s new passion.

The largest reason we need your help is that our monthly spending has increased exponentially since starting this journey due to the numerous US economic issues. We understand more than most how tight finances can be in the current landscape, but anything will help us launch her first racing season.

We will provide constant updates, photos, videos, interviews with the star herself, and Athena has even mentioned sending all of those who have helped a custom-designed and signed piece of art! Again, we aren’t expecting donations, but we want the opportunity to share this incredible experience with all of Athena’s loved ones and friends.

Fundraising Team

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 15, 2024
$50.00
  • Erin Davidson
  • Donated on Mar 07, 2024
  • Go Get em, Athena!!! We are rooting for you! Love Erin and River ❤️

$50.00
  • Pippa & Eric
  • Donated on Mar 04, 2024
  • Girl Power all the way Athena! Race hard and stay safe. Big hugs. Xxxx

$250.00
Mar 04

2024 Karting Season Schedule Released!

Update posted by Cody Webster at 08:59 pm
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The Kansas City Karting Association has officially released its 2024 racing schedule! Athena will be heading up to the track in March and April to test her new driving skills, learn from other drivers, and help her mom and dad tune her kart to be set up for success. She

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Donors & Comments

7 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 15, 2024
$50.00
  • Erin Davidson
  • Donated on Mar 07, 2024
  • Go Get em, Athena!!! We are rooting for you! Love Erin and River ❤️

$50.00
  • Pippa & Eric
  • Donated on Mar 04, 2024
  • Girl Power all the way Athena! Race hard and stay safe. Big hugs. Xxxx

$250.00
  • Roxana Norville
  • Donated on Mar 03, 2024
  • We are so happy to hear about your racing and wish you and your family a wonderful time.

$200.00
  • Geneva
  • Donated on Feb 27, 2024
  • Go #15!!

$25.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 23, 2024
  • We love you Athena!! Wish you best of luck on your racing season this year!!

$100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Feb 23, 2024
  • Awesome! Send me some videos of her races...That girl has a big personality with an even bigger smile.

$80.00

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US$755.00
raised of $2,300.00 goal
32% Funded
7 Donors
Raised offline: $220.00
Total: $975.00

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