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That's Tara in the Middle on the Podium at Junior Nationals!

Tara in the middle at the Junior Nationals

Cycling is a way of life for many of us, including 17-year old Tara McCormick

Tara is a US Olympic hopeful, having just finished competing in the Junior Nationals, where either she or her team just won the Keirin, Team Pursuit and Team Sprint events held on July 27, 2013. 

Good new, right? Here’s the challenge — based on Tara’s performance at the Junior Nationals, she has qualified to compete in the World Junior Championship games in Glasgow, Scotland beginning on August 3, 2013. In order to compete, she must raise $2,000 to defray the travel costs that will not be reimbursed. Unfortunately, that only gives Tara a week to raise the funds – to date about $350 has been raised.

While $2,000 doesn’t sound like a lot of money, it is to Tara and her family. Tara is one of three children supported by one parent, her mom.

Tara is focused on cycling and her career. In my conversations with Tara, she indicated she has already graduated from high school and is taking college correspondence courses to pursue her major of sports psychology. I was impressed with Tara’s humble attitude and how grateful she was for any and all help she can get.  If you can help by donating any amount to Tara’s cause, I know she will be most appreciative. Thank you for your help and support.




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