Welcome to My Rally Campaign
Hi! My name is Natalie Whitesel and I am currently a Women's Basketabll palyer at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washignton. My goal thorugh RallyMe is to raise funds to sponsor a Study Abroad trip to Costa Rica this summer. As many student athletes don't get the chance to study abroad because of conflicts with season, I wanted to embrace this once in a lifetime chance. I am working with the Beyond Sports Organization to fly to Costa Rica, immerse myself in the local culture, intern with local organization, and train to become a better basketball player at the same time. The money that I raise through RallyMe will supplement outside scholarship money to cover travel fees and the overall cost of the program.
I started playing basketball and the young age of 5. While at that time I played mostly with boys, my passion for the sport grew over time. Basketball has been an essential part of my life for as long as I can remember, whether that be watching my dad coach, playing myself, or coaching other young athletes. One of the greatest moments of my life was when I committed to play basketball at Whitman College, and I am beyond excited for the next 3 and a half years here. Although basketball constitutes a huge part of my life, I am a student first so when I was given this oppportunity, to expand my educaiton through this study abroad trip while continuing to imporove as an athlete, I jumped at it. I am very greatful to my parents for supporting this endeavor, to my coaches for opening me up to this program, and lastly to Beyond Sports for setting up such an amazing opportunity for student atheltes.
Thank you so much for taking your time to read into my story and for all of your donations no matter the quantity. Please feel free to share this campaign with your friends and families.