Mother, teacher, track lover and Coney Island resident set out to teach the young kids of her neighborhood a thing or two about track and field is finding it hard to fund her track program for the kids in the area.
Vanessa Leach who was a standout track star at Abraham Lincoln High school and went on to compete in track in college want to teach the kids about the sport she loves. Basketball is the sport of choice Coney Island which is predominately made up of African American and Hispanic households. Vanessa is trying to break that mold and rich tradition and bring a well-rounded track program to her beloved neighborhood.
The Brooklyn Lightning Track Club was formed in 2013 with the mission of encouraging youth in Coney Island to run and be exposed to the sport of Track and Field.
Their goal is to help the youth in developing lifelong skills on the track that will help them to excel off the track in every aspect of life.
They are pursuing the opportunity to compete on a national level this year. We’re aiming to compete in the USA Track & Field(USATF) Junior Olympics and the Amateur Athletic Union(AAU) Junior Olympics.
In order to make this vision a reality, the Lightning is in need of support. They are raising funds to cover their trip but also purchase uniforms, sneakers, and pay for entry fees for our athletes.
Any donation would be helpful.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.