US$1,765.00raised of $5,700.00 goal goal
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If your viewing my campaign for the first time please read my story below. If you are a supporter and your checking in on my progress you will see that my first part of fundraising went very well and I am half way to my goal. I have just 29 more days to complete my goal and be able to represent our great country doing what I love. Thank you everyone for continuing to share my story. I look forward to reaching that finish line!
Press Release: https://www.journalscene.com/sports/prep_sports/sc...
Joseph Scialampo is 1 out of 10 Boys in his age group that has been selected to Represent the USA in the2020 United World Games in Germany, Italy & Austria. Student-athletes are selected from a National pool based on athletics, leadership ability, and character. Each student chosen goes through months of evaluation before they are even notified of the possibility to be selected. Joseph Scialampo is a local basketball student-athlete and sophomore from Ashley Ridge High School in Summerville SC. Joseph has been playing basketball since he was 4 years old. His love for the game has gotten him where he is today. Here is a little bit from Joseph and what he has to say about the game, representing the USA and his future.
"I have been playing sports in general since I was about four years old. I decided a few years ago to stop playing football and focus primarily on my first love basketball. I can't put into words the feeling I get when I hold that ball in my hand. When that buzzer rings and it's game time I can feel everything else around me fade and I go into full commitment mode. Being fully committed isn't always easy, especially when it seems like every shot you take is off or your team is losing by twenty to a team you know you should be beating by twenty. I've learned that my physical conditioning and mental toughness are being tested every time I step on that court. So, I strive to channel my anger, frustration or sorrow that can come and go throughout a game into positive competitive focus. It is important for me to be a good teammate. I have developed relationships with teammates both on and off the court, I try and lead by example and play selflessly but most of all I am dedicated to doing whatever it takes for the greater good of my team.
When I look into the future, there are so many things I am unsure about. I know no matter where I go to college or what I study along the way basketball will be in my life. It is all I want to do. I want to learn everything I can about the game and about my abilities to reach my peak performance. I ultimately would love to play in the NBA, but let's be realistic and take things one step at a time. I know one thing for sure, whoever I get to play for in college will have a dedicated, focused, hard working player that will never give up."
The opportunity to play for the USA Basketball team in the 2020 World Games and represent my country is beyond words. I am honored and humbled and I PROMISE to represent our GREAT country well!!
The United World Games is to be held in Germany, Italy & Austria in June/July of 2020. My trip includes not only the international sport competition but an opportunity to interact with athletes and cultures from all around the world. This trip will take me on a journey of personal growth and leadership development through international travel and athletics. I will be joining the United World Games, the largest youth sports tournament in Europe (10,000 Athletes, 40 Countries, 5 Continents, 800 teams, 15 Sports). This is by far the biggest thing to ever happen to me in my life and I am ready for the opportunity!!
In order to go on this Journey we are required to raise the money we need in order to participate.
Please help ME to follow my dreams and be able to represent our country this summer. Any donation no matter how big or small is a step closer to helping me get there. All your donations will go towards funding for my trip which includes the following but not limited to: Airfare, taxes and service fees for flying overseas. All airport transfers and transportation to scheduled activities. SaWUSA Uniforms & Equipment. Entry fees for Tournaments and USA sport sanctioning and approvals and much much more.
Thank you again in advance! I appreciate your support more than you know!
- Joseph Scialampo
- Campaign Owner
Last Day Push!!Update posted by Joseph Scialampo at 10:59 am
Hello Everyone!! My campaign is truly coming to an end tomorrow. I have just today and tomorrow left before my final payment is due. Everyone has helped so much, I am truly blessed and appreciate all of you more than you will ever know. Please help me one more time. . . . .
Thank you!Update posted by Joseph Scialampo at 02:56 pm
Thank you very much to Anthony Anderson for his donation. It means a lot that you are supporting me in my journey. Tell AJ I said hello. Thanks again, I look forward to showing everyone what I can do!!!Joseph Scialampo
More Thank you'sUpdate posted by Joseph Scialampo at 07:11 pm
I want to say Thank you to Eric and Nikki Graff. We love you like family and I am very grateful to have you in my life and my Familys life.Also, a thank you to William Doughty. Your donation is pushing me one step closer to my ultimate goal.Thank you
Anonymous DonationUpdate posted by Joseph Scialampo at 06:50 pm
Thank you to my most recent donor!! Only i know who you are "Anonymous" and I am truly thankful for your support. I love you both, you are my family... thank you again. I look forward to making you proud!!
Double THANK YOU & heartfelt farewellUpdate posted by Joseph Scialampo at 11:11 am
First I want to say thank you to my donor that appears on my page as anonymous. This donation had an error so my donor was unable to put their name in. Thank you very much to Greg and Lisa Ertell for your donation, well wishes and continued support. I. . . . .
ANOTHER HUGE THANK YOU & FINAL COUNTDOWNUpdate posted by Joseph Scialampo at 05:26 pm
A very very BIG Thank you to Mark Schaefer for donating to my cause and helping me reach my goal. Thank you so very much for taking the time to read my story and donate it means a lot!!And in about 6 hrs my campaign is going to end. I. . . . .
Donors outside gotgetfundingUpdate posted by Joseph Scialampo at 11:27 pm
My Noni (Doreen Schaefer) was very selfless and for her birthday ran a campaign to help raise money for my cause. I want to thank all those donors for all your generosity. I truly appreciate everyone of you!! Thank you to Danielle August, Uncle Scott Schaefer,Annie DeClerk, Bley McClintock and
Extension on Campaign.Update posted by Joseph Scialampo at 07:23 pm
When I first set this up I had to stop the Campaign a little earlier than the 1st day of February to ensure funds got to SAWUsa but I have been notified today that anything transferred to them on Friday will be credited to my account and ensure my trip
PRESS RELEASEUpdate posted by Joseph Scialampo at 03:15 pm
Here is the Link to my Press Release in the Summerville journal!!https://www.journalscene.com/sports/prep_sports/sc...
Thank you will never be enough!!Update posted by Joseph Scialampo at 03:13 pm
I sit here this morning a little broken after yesterdays news. But, I am going to hold my head up high and push forward because even though Kobe didn't know me personally, it doesn't matter. As a basketball player he was a force that pushed you like no other and. . . . .