Help me travel to compete
with the best and to get
to Olympic Trials.
380 DAYS LEFT
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My name is Dominique Jackson. I am 22 years old and currently living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. This year will be my 8th year running track and field and second chance to make Olympic Trials. I am currently training and racing in the area to improve my 800 meter B' Standard to ensure my spot at trials in June. I train 6 to 7 days a week, which includes weights, track workouts and cross training days. This all takes place early mornings and late nights because I do work.
I started running freshmen year of high school in hopes to stay in shape for basketball summer leagues, but with my success I slowly fell in love with the sport. Over those four years I was able to compete with the best in California and all over the nation. The Olympics started to become more of a goal my junior year when I got 3rd in the California State Meet and two weeks later ran in the Nike (now New Balance) Nationals. Senior year was all about running my best, qualifying for Olympic trials and preparing to run at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. That year I ended my season with the Olympic B' Standard, a California State title in the 800 meters, and a second place finish at USA Junior Nationals.
During my time at Carolina I had much success and learned a lot from the great runners around me, some of these runners now professional. In my first year, I improved on my time for Olympic trials in 2008, gained All-ACC Outdoor honors, and qualified for my first NCAA Nationals. I was excited to compete at trials that summer but missed it by one spot of going. The next three years were all about more focus, more discipline and the goal to go professional after college. I ended my college career with many accomplishments:
2x All-ACC Indoor Honors
2x ACC Outdoor Champion 800 meters
2009 NCAA Outdoor All-American 800 meters
2x USA Senior Nationals Qualifier 800 meters
Your donations will help me further my dream this season. I currently work two jobs to be able to support myself and training. Training and racing gets the lower hand to bills and work. With your donation I will be able to focus more on training and racing.
What I Need & What You Get
The donation you make will allow me to travel to meets out of the state of North Carolina to compete with the best at the highest level. It will also allow me to pay for the things that come with training at the highest level; plane tickets, hotel stays, massage therapy, injury prevention, supplements, and gear. Your donation will help keep my dream alive to compete at the Olympic trials. There are plenty of perks you can get with your donations, such as, dinner with me, Q&A Skype session, signed spikes that were worn by me, a run with me and so much more. Your donation will be very much appreciated.
Have a one on one skype session with me to be able to ask me any questions about running.
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$5 or more:
THANK YOU NOTE
Get a hand written Thank You for your donation and support.
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$15 or more:
Get a signed picture of me running for your donation and support.
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$30 or more:
DINNER WITH ME
Have dinner with me at a place of choice. (BAY AREA ONLY)
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Get a Pair of my Personal Spikes Signed for your donation and support.
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RUN WITH ME
Go for a run with me. Any level of runner. (BAY AREA ONLY)
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VOLUNTEER COACH FOR A DAY
Will spend a day as a volunteer coach. Help with drills, stretches, and workouts. Talk to kids about whatever running questions they have about running at the next level. (BAY AREA MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOLS ONLY)