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I AM ALLISON HERNANDEZ-MALDONADO , AGED 59 WITH DATE OF BIRTH IS 14 UNE 1964. I AM A MEMBER OF POLOKWANE TENNIS CLUB, LIMPOPO PROVINCE.
I HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY THE TENNIS SOUTH AFRICA (TSA) CHAIRMAN AND COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL MANAGEMENT TO REPRESENT TENNIS SOUTH AFRICA'S MASTERS DIVISION IN THE INTERNATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION MASTERS WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD IN MEXICO CITY, MEXICO FROM 28th APRIL TO 3rd MAY 2024 IN THE ALICE MARBLE CUP (WOMEN'S 60+). 

The team is (in order of ranking): 1. Annette Steenkamp (Captain); 2. Anna-Mari Newton; 3. Allison Hernandez-Maldonado .THE TEAM SHEET IS ATTACHED. 

I AM RAISING FUNDS FOR MYSELF AND IS THE BENEFICIARY,  AS THE TENNIS FEDERATION DO NOT SUPPORT THE SELECTED PLAYERS FINANCIALLY IN TERMS OF FUNDING TOWARDS TRAVELLING -FLIGHTS INCLUDING VISAS AND ACCOMMODATION, EQUIPMENT AND TEAM UNIFORM, AND POCKET MONEY EXPENSES.

IT HAS BEEN A CHILDHOOD DREAM COME TRUE FOR ME TO REPRESENT MY COUNTRY AND WHAT MAKES IT SO AMAZING, IS THE FACT TO BE SELECTED AT THE AGE OF 60 YEARS, AT MY MOST FAVOURITE SPORT WHICH I HAVE BEEN PLAYING SINCE THE AGE OF 4 YEARS OLD. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR ME TO PARTICIPATE AT THIS PRESTIGEOUS INTERNATIONAL TENNIS FEDERATION MASTERS WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS- AS I SEE IT AS AN IMMENSE HONOUR TO PARTICIPATE AT THIS LEVEL WHERE FOR MANY FELLOW SOUTH AFRICAN MASTERS PLAYERS, THEY COULD NEVER GAIN THIS EXPOSURE AND EXPERIENCE THE FEELING OF PLAYING ON THE RED CLAY COURTS. 
IT WOULD DEFINITELY BE A MAJOR DISAPPOINMENT PERSONALLY AND FOR MY TEAMMATES, AS THE TEAM WOULD HAVE TO WITHDRAW COMPLETELY IF I AM UNABLE TO RAISE THE ESTIMATED FUNDS AND THE COMPETITION DRAWSHEET WOULD HAVE TO BE REDRAWN. 

MY APPEAL FOR RAISING THIS AMOUNT IS REAL AS IT WILL MAKE MY ULTIMATE SPORTSDREAM COME TRUE.
AS PER THE BREAKDOWN OF THE ESTIMATED COSTS/ FLUCTUATION OF COSTS FOR FLIGHTS -ESCALATION IN SECURING THE FLIGHTS BELOW:

➢ Flights and Visa fees: R38 000 – R45 000 (POSSIBLE ESCALATIONS) RETURN FLIGHT JOHANNESBURG -0R TAMBO TO MEXICO CITY 

➢ Team accommodation (Bed and Breakfast ) $86 +$25= $111 x 10 nights (R19,00 / dollar exchange rate) = R22 000  (DEPENDING ON THE FLUCTUATION IN EXHANGE RATES)

➢ National tracksuit and five pairs of outfits (T-shirts and skirt/ shorts and Falke cushion socks ) =R7000 (CHANGE OF CLOTHING IS NECESSARY AS MEXICO CITY IS WILL BE ENTERING THEIR SUMMER SEASON AND LAUNDRY PER DAY MIGHT BE DELAYED) AT AN ADDITIONAL COST 

Ø      Underwear High Impact Sportsbras x5 @ R700 =R3500 estimated

➢ Head Graphene racquet x2 =R9000 (estimated-market related- a player needs more that one racket, if the one strings on one racket might snap during a match, or practice, it is advisable to always have a 2nd racket at hand strung at the same tension).

➢ Strings (Silinco) (1,3meter) and 3 packets of grips (3 pack) = R1500 (For replacement of strings and grips as the need arises)

➢ Womens Asics Netburner Shield Sapphire/Cosmos Clay Court Shoes x2 = R7500 (2 pairs are needed as the players will be playing and practicing in the same shoes to acclimatise, and needs to air the one pair while the other pair is being worn)

➢ Pocket money: $50/ day (R19,00 / dollar exchange rate) x 10 =$500x R19,00 = R9500 (DEPENDING ON THE FLUCTUATION IN EXHANGE RATES, IT IS ADVISABLE FOR PLAYERS AS PER THE TOURNAMANT INFORMATION PACK, TO HAVE SPENDING MONEY AT HAND, FOR FOOD, SPORTSDRINKS, LUNCH AND OR DINNER )

  THE ESTIMATED TOTAL EXPENDITURE AMOUNTS TO  = R105000


MY APPEAL TO FRIENDS,  FAMILY AND BUSINESSES GOES OUT TO PROMOTE HEALTHY LIVING THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN SPORTS, AND IN MY CASE TENNIS.

MY HEARTFELT APPRECIATION I EXPRESS TO YOU MY BIGGEST SUPPORT GROUP. 

Statistics

Fundraising target

R 105 000.00

Donations to date

R 1 389.20

Donor Messages

Anonymous
Good luck
Anonymous
Good luck Allison
Anonymous
Anonymous
Well done for the achievement. Everything of the best.
Anonymous
So proud of you Allison! Go get 'em!!

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