Road to Rio

$1,760 of $28,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 34 months
Born with an eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa, I became involved in Goalball, a handball sport for blind athletes. Since the year 2001 I've competed with the US men's Paralympic team and I've traveled to numerous international events. This fall in 2016, the Olympic and Paralympic games will be held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. I helped our team qualify in the 2014 world championships, taking third place overall in the world. I was the leading scorer for my team and I've been the captain of the US team for 10 years. However, most of my family has never seen me compete internationally at the highest level. My mission is to raise enough funds to both support my family during this season of heavy training, and to fund the trip for my wife, my son, my father, mother, and stepparents to go to Brazil and see me compete at what could be my final chance at an Olympic gold-medal. My hopes are high and I'm asking for your help in bringing this final piece of my Paralympic dreams to reality. The dream of winning an Olympic gold-medal, and having my family there to see me do it. I'm training hard for the first part, I need your help for the second.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEcJtguZmwI

Here is a link for our game against Finland in the 2016 Rio Open, where we finished 2nd place overall. The game actually starts around 14:00, and warmups and introductions start around 7:00
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Here is a link to a Goalball game of the South Florida crossfire versus the Michigan a mega in last year's national championships.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=Vw2Rxp--jrY
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Here is another great story about our sport from Fox news. Thank you everyone for your support thus far.

http://wsvn.o.miisolutions.net/WSVN_20160201133341163AA.mp4
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Here's a great news story from channel 10. Thanks to everyone for their support so far. Long way to go, but I'm very hopeful that we can accomplish it.

http://www.local10.com/sports/man-hopes-to-get-family-to-rio-to-watch-him-in-paralympics
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$1,760 of $28,000 goal

Raised by 27 people in 34 months
Created January 21, 2016
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$300
Charles & Jacqueline Malzahn
27 months ago

With your prayers and support GO TYLER !!

SG
$50
Steve & Lisa Goldberg
27 months ago

Praying for your trip and family!

$50
Anonymous
27 months ago
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30 months ago (Offline Donation)
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$50
Charles Greenwald
30 months ago

Tyler. Best wishes and success.

$50
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30 months ago
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$20
Barbara Weinstein
30 months ago

I proud I am Tyler that you are so brave and so talented. You represent America well!

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