My name is Kasey Kleveno and I am a middle school student in Riverside, CA.
Middle school can be an awkward time where kids are trying to find out who they are and where they belong. I consider myself so lucky to have found color guard.
I work hard, make friendships, and strive for excellence with a group of people who love and support me. Last year was our first ever color guard at my school. We went to championships but didn't achieve what we all wanted, to be in the top 3 spots in Southern California's division. We have to step up our game!!!
This year, we are planning a much more challenging program that requires a huge committment from me, my team mates, my coaches, and my family. I am raising funds on this website to pay for my individual costs that include 2 costumes, several flags, props, a rifle, a saber, a flagbag, 2 outfits, entry fees, and coach costs.
These funds will go directly to funding my own share of what we need to raise. Other students are doing similar fundraisers and we are working hard to raise money for equipment and costs that are for the entire team.
When I was in elementary school, my brother was in band and eventually became section leader at Riverside Poly Proud Heritage Band and Color Guard. I fell in love with color guard through that experience and have wanted to be a part of it ever since.
Our team was just created last year, this season we are moving foward and have worked hard to establish ourselves as a team and as athletes, artists, and performers.
I am so honored to have been chosen color guard captain this year and want to lead by example and support my team mates.
We are not rich. This is NOT a rich school. Anything we get, we work for and our supporters sacrifice for us to have. We want to show them how much we love and need them by asking our friends, family, and other supporters to help us reach our goal financially, and reach our goal as a team. Come to a competition or performance to see where your money is going!
We know times are tough, but a little help is better than none. Anything you can do would be so appreciated and we will share out successes with all of you.
Follow us on Instagram- cmscolorguard and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/central.colorguard.5
We also have a Gofundme page for our team performance costs https://www.gofundme.com/96dpd9hc
I appreciate all of you and know that if you cannot give money, you will support me with love and pride in our accomplishments. We have a lot of work to do!
Thank you for taking the time to read this!