Lucia goes for America! - 6 weeks training program summer 2016

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Lucia Settels
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€ 4.580 van € 5.000
06/07/2016 - 06:00

Hi  everybody, 

In the last few days several friends have told me they are going to sponsor me, but have not had the opportunity yet. So we have extended the program until next Sunday. Many, many thanks to all who have supported me so far and those who are going to!

Lucía

 

22/05/2016 - 12:00

Hi everyone, my name is Lucia Settels.  I am a Dutch figure skater who lives in Spain and I need your help.

My passion is figure skating 

I live and breathe my sport, it gives me life. Nothing compares to the thrill of a good programme. At seven years old I touched the ice and never looked back. Taught by the best trainers in Spain, I train 6 days a week both on and off the ice. I am a member of the Dutch National team and one of the top talents selected by Stichting Kunstrijden Nederland (SKN). I won the Dutch Championship when I was 11 and have been second several times after that. I have also won the Spanish Championships three times in a row.

Figure skating is not about putting on a pretty costume and dancing on the ice. It is about movement and expression; and it is also about learning technical elements, jumps and spins and trying again and again and again until you master them. And when you do, the adrenalin kick is amazing! You have to be tough, you have to be fit and you have to work hard every single minute. And I love it!

Preparation for next season needs funding

Next season for me is crucial - it will determine my future as a figure skater -  so I am committed to preparing myself in the best way possible and learning all I can. Last year for me was extremely difficult because of a serious knee injury, followed by back problems, but I am now fully recuperated and really happy to be back on track. An intensive summer training with top coaches is essential. Please make it possible for me to go and train 6-8 weeks in Chicago this summer. I intend to go and train there with Chris Howarth and his team. Chris is the Academy Director of the Glacier Ice Skating Rink in Vernon Hills, USA and the head trainer of SKN.
 
The costs involved for my summer program are as follows:
  1. Return flight to Chicago €1,250
  2. Rental of ice + private skating lessons per week €500 - €600
  3. Costs of off-ice training + food + lodging + local travel costs per week €200 - €250
This adds up to € 6,000 for 5-6 weeks and € 8,000 for 7-8 weeks.  
 

Looking for Sponsors

I hope to find at least 100 sponsors to donate 25, 50 or 100 euros each … or more :-). If sponsoring were to generate more funding than is necessary for my USA summer program, I would add several extra weeks of international training right before the Nationals and my most important international competitions this season. That would be perfect. Anything extra would be used for expenses related to the international competitions and/or reserved for the spring or summer program next year. I guarantee to all my sponsors that the available funding will only be spent on skating-related costs. Do watch my clip for all the details and if you have any questions just let me know. Please sponsor me! You won’t regret it,

Thank you,

Lucía 

Email: lucia.goes.for.america@gmail.com

See your rewards below 

see my clip on youtube - please share it with your friends and collegues
 
 

 

 

 

En Español

Hola a todos! Me llamo Lucia y hago patinaje artístico sobre hielo. Vivo y entreno en Madrid, pero represento a Holanda. Empecé a patinar con siete años y no he parado desde entonces. Formo parte del equipo nacional y de un equipo de talento SKN. Patinaje es un deporte que requiere mucho esfuerzo y mucho trabajo, tanto en el hielo como fuera del hielo, para poder dominar todos los aspectos, elementos técnicos, expresión y movimiento que hacen a un patinador único. La  programación del verano es esencial para  una buena  preparación para la próxima temporada. Por esto mismo, estoy buscando a 100 personas que me patrocinen y que me ayuden a poder  ir a entrenar a Chicago este verano. Todos los detalles están en el video y si tienes cualquier pregunta no dudes en contactarme! Espero contar con tu ayuda :) 
 

Nederlands

Welkom allemaal! Mijn naam is Lucia, kunstschaatsster sinds mijn 7e. Ik woon en train in Madrid en kom uit voor Nederland. Ik ben lid van het Nederlandse team en al jaren lid van het talententeam van SKN, de stichting van Joan Haanappel en Sjoukje Dijkstra. Kunstschaatsen is een moeilijke en technische sport waarbij elegantie en expressie op het ijs belangrijk zijn. Het is mijn grote passie. Dit jaar is mijn zomerprogramma cruciaal in voorbereiding op het komende wedstrijdseizoen. Ik zou graag 6-8 weken trainen in Chicago en zoek 100+ sponsors die me gaan helpen om dat mogelijk te maken. Details hierover kunt U  bekijken in mijn videoclip op Youtube en op deze pagina. Mocht U vragen hebben hoor ik dat graag. Ik hoop dat ik op uw steun kan rekenen en dat U mijn sponsor gaat worden! 
 

Donations

€ 100
20/05/2016
Anonymous
Its great to support your program and that I am the first sponsor!
€ 25
24/05/2016
Desirée Nuchelmans
Good luck from Schagen!
€ 25
24/05/2016
Johan Pleunis
Heel veel succes groetjes Tonny & Johan
€ 100
25/05/2016
Paul van der Male
Wish you success in your endeavour, I will make some more donations in the coming weeks
€ 50
25/05/2016
Anonymous
Dear Lucia, hope lots of friends and relatives will support you!! Lots of love, Carla Settels
€ 250
25/05/2016
ella robbie
Lucia, I am so proud of you - you deserve to go to America - lots of love, Nanny
€ 25
25/05/2016
Marco Ingrid Leon Sam en Zoë Pronk
Geen commentaar achtergelaten.
€ 100
26/05/2016
Family from the West
Lucia go for it and have fun !
€ 25
27/05/2016
Machiel en Carmen Kneppers
Hi Lucia, here our support for your training trip to the US! Lots of success. Love and regards, Carmen and Machiel
€ 200
30/05/2016
Settels Savenije van Amelsvoort
Lucia, wij wensen wij je heel veel succes.
€ 100
01/06/2016
Anonymous
Lieve lucia, veel succes in Amerika en geniet ervan!! Liefs Machtild & Wenly
€ 50
01/06/2016
Luigi Wajon
Go for it!
€ 50
01/06/2016
Janny van Zuijlen
Succes en veel fun!
€ 25
01/06/2016
Anonymous
Veel succes ! Paul Stuyvenberg
€ 50
01/06/2016
Truce
succes
€ 100
01/06/2016
Jaco Friedrich
hi Lucia, send you best wishes from Amsterdam. And good luck in the US! Jaco, Alejandra & Gaia Sofia
€ 100
02/06/2016
Frans Rozemeijer
Good luck!
€ 200
02/06/2016
tony burgess
good luck have a great time
€ 50
02/06/2016
Wim Jansen
Good luck and let us know the results!
€ 50
02/06/2016
Anonymous
Heel veel succes.
€ 50
02/06/2016
Robertus Potting
Have a great Summer in America! Catherine and Rob
€ 30
02/06/2016
Ton Leenders
Geen commentaar achtergelaten.
€ 100
03/06/2016
Marc Fitters
Good luck..., Fam. Fitters
€ 25
03/06/2016
Paul Eringfeld
Geen commentaar achtergelaten.
€ 500
03/06/2016
Bouwonderneming Goevaers & ZNN BV
Veel succes en plezier gewenst!
€ 50
03/06/2016
Anonymous
Hello Lucia, I like to support you also, enjoy your trip , Regards Gert
€ 100
03/06/2016
Mac
Wishing you the best of luck in all your future endeavors and that you see all your wishes come true!
€ 25
04/06/2016
Silvia
¡Buena suerte!!
€ 25
04/06/2016
Anonymous
Mucha suerte y sigue así!
€ 50
04/06/2016
Guustaaf
Go for it & have fun. Guustaaf & Willemien
€ 100
05/06/2016
Ruud Kroon
Hi Lucia, what a great YouTube clip. Wishing you all the best and I do not doubt that you will raise the money needed to go to America. Enjoy your training. Ciao, Ruud
€ 50
05/06/2016
Wendy Dekker-Garms
Wat een mooie onderneming, heel veel succes toegewenst!
€ 100
06/06/2016
Anonymous
Best of luck Lucia. Enjoy a cool & hot summer in Chicago!
€ 25
06/06/2016
Harmannus Schuur
Geen commentaar achtergelaten.
€ 25
06/06/2016
Maarten Steinbuch
succes!!
€ 10
06/06/2016
Frank Rood
Payment of 10,00 EUR submitted through PayPal.
€ 50
06/06/2016
Ton Peijnenburg
Good luck!
€ 25
07/06/2016
Geertje van Beelen
Hi darling, I wish you all the best in the USA. I'm proud of you always. X Geertje
€ 50
07/06/2016
Sheila Tourle
Hi, Lucía, This sounds like an excellent experience. Hope it is rewarding!
€ 25
09/06/2016
Paul Goltstein
Succes!
€ 175
09/06/2016
Anonymous
Good luck
€ 50
10/06/2016
Nina Settels
Goodluck Lucia from your aunt Nina Settels
€ 100
13/06/2016
Landry Kemloh
-
€ 10
13/06/2016
Willy Driessen
Veel succes, doe je best!
€ 20
14/06/2016
José A. Monteiro
Payment of 20,00 EUR submitted through PayPal.
€ 50
15/06/2016
Annelies Govaarts
Dear Lucia, wish you lots of succes. Best regards, Annelies Govaarts
€ 100
15/06/2016
James Elmes
Good luck & have fun..!! X
€ 100
15/06/2016
Hans Vink
Dear Lucia, I wish you a lot of success and wish your stay in America will give you a very good memory. With kind regards, Hans Vink
€ 125
16/06/2016
Henk Wieringa
Succes Lucia!
€ 50
17/06/2016
Anonymous
Payment of 50,00 EUR submitted through PayPal.
€ 50
17/06/2016
Henny & Theresa Spaan
Veel succes, Henny & Theresa Spaan
€ 50
19/06/2016
Marc van Mierlo
Physically growing and medical discomforts were making the last year hard for you on the ice. Good for you that you are trying to get to the level before all that. For that effort this my stimulation.
€ 25
20/06/2016
gidy knoors
Hi Lucia, I'm happy to support you, just like your dad supported me when I wanted to make my dream come true. Good luck! Gidy Knoors
€ 100
25/06/2016
PIET van Rens
Good luck! Success grom a guy without hat
€ 25
28/06/2016
Mariëlle de Ruijter
Lots of fun and succes !
€ 25
30/06/2016
Sven en Marieke
Good luck in America! Lots of loge from Breugel, Sven, Marieke, Daan and Jelle
€ 50
01/07/2016
WRWM van Oosterhout
Beste Lucia, Heel veel succes! Ron en Marianne van Oosterhout
€ 100
04/07/2016
René Raaijmakers
Thumbs up form the Techwatch Lucia promotion team!
€ 10
05/07/2016
Ellen Lely
Good luck and have a great time in the US!
€ 100
05/07/2016
Anonymous
Best of luck Lucia!
€ 100
07/07/2016
Merijn Voets
Hoi Lucia, Graag support ik jonge mensen die hun talenten willen ontwikkelen. Doe je uiterste best en ben dan trots op het resultaat, wat dat ook maar mag zijn. Ik blijf je zeker volgen en wens je alle succes. GO FOR IT!!!
€ 50
08/07/2016
Gerrit Zwetsloot
Geen commentaar achtergelaten.
€ 25
09/07/2016
Anonymous
-

Rewards

€ 25
I will send you a personal thank you.
€ 50
You will receive a digital high resolution skating photo of myself, ready for printing.
€ 100
You will receive a signed print of one of my nicest skating photos. The first 15 sponsors will also receive a signed copy of the original poster printed by KNSB for the announcement of the Dutch Championships 2016, which features me.
€ 1.000
Personal Dinner Invitation in Spain or the Netherlands
I will personally cook you and your partner a great thank you dinner (yes I'm a good cook!) and make you familiar with the ins and outs of the life of a figure skater.
€ 1.000
Company Skating Clinic
I will organise and give a one hour skating clinic for your employees' children. You pay the out-of-pocket expenses (rental of ice and skates, travelling cost); I take excellent care of the rest and make sure the children have a fantastic time. Maximum of 20 children in the clinic.
Donations
€ 100
Anonymous
Its great to support your program and that I am the first sponsor!
€ 25
Desirée Nuchelmans
Good luck from Schagen!
€ 25
Johan Pleunis
Heel veel succes groetjes Tonny & Johan
€ 100
Paul van der Male
Wish you success in your endeavour, I will make some more donations in the coming weeks
€ 50
Anonymous
Dear Lucia, hope lots of friends and relatives will support you!! Lots of love, Carla Settels
€ 250
ella robbie
Lucia, I am so proud of you - you deserve to go to America - lots of love, Nanny
€ 25
Marco Ingrid Leon Sam en Zoë Pronk
Geen commentaar achtergelaten.
€ 100
Family from the West
Lucia go for it and have fun !
€ 25
Machiel en Carmen Kneppers
Hi Lucia, here our support for your training trip to the US! Lots of success. Love and regards, Carmen and Machiel
€ 200
Settels Savenije van Amelsvoort
Lucia, wij wensen wij je heel veel succes.
€ 100
Anonymous
Lieve lucia, veel succes in Amerika en geniet ervan!! Liefs Machtild & Wenly
€ 50
Luigi Wajon
Go for it!
€ 50
Janny van Zuijlen
Succes en veel fun!
€ 25
Anonymous
Veel succes ! Paul Stuyvenberg
€ 50
Truce
succes
€ 100
Jaco Friedrich
hi Lucia, send you best wishes from Amsterdam. And good luck in the US! Jaco, Alejandra & Gaia Sofia
€ 100
Frans Rozemeijer
Good luck!
€ 200
tony burgess
good luck have a great time
€ 50
Wim Jansen
Good luck and let us know the results!
€ 50
Anonymous
Heel veel succes.
€ 50
Robertus Potting
Have a great Summer in America! Catherine and Rob
€ 30
Ton Leenders
Geen commentaar achtergelaten.
€ 100
Marc Fitters
Good luck..., Fam. Fitters
€ 25
Paul Eringfeld
Geen commentaar achtergelaten.
€ 500
Bouwonderneming Goevaers & ZNN BV
Veel succes en plezier gewenst!
€ 50
Anonymous
Hello Lucia, I like to support you also, enjoy your trip , Regards Gert
€ 100
Mac
Wishing you the best of luck in all your future endeavors and that you see all your wishes come true!
€ 25
Silvia
¡Buena suerte!!
€ 25
Anonymous
Mucha suerte y sigue así!
€ 50
Guustaaf
Go for it & have fun. Guustaaf & Willemien
€ 100
Ruud Kroon
Hi Lucia, what a great YouTube clip. Wishing you all the best and I do not doubt that you will raise the money needed to go to America. Enjoy your training. Ciao, Ruud
€ 50
Wendy Dekker-Garms
Wat een mooie onderneming, heel veel succes toegewenst!
€ 100
Anonymous
Best of luck Lucia. Enjoy a cool & hot summer in Chicago!
€ 25
Harmannus Schuur
Geen commentaar achtergelaten.
€ 25
Maarten Steinbuch
succes!!
€ 10
Frank Rood
Payment of 10,00 EUR submitted through PayPal.
€ 50
Ton Peijnenburg
Good luck!
€ 25
Geertje van Beelen
Hi darling, I wish you all the best in the USA. I'm proud of you always. X Geertje
€ 50
Sheila Tourle
Hi, Lucía, This sounds like an excellent experience. Hope it is rewarding!
€ 25
Paul Goltstein
Succes!
€ 175
Anonymous
Good luck
€ 50
Nina Settels
Goodluck Lucia from your aunt Nina Settels
€ 100
Landry Kemloh
-
€ 10
Willy Driessen
Veel succes, doe je best!
€ 20
José A. Monteiro
Payment of 20,00 EUR submitted through PayPal.
€ 50
Annelies Govaarts
Dear Lucia, wish you lots of succes. Best regards, Annelies Govaarts
€ 100
James Elmes
Good luck & have fun..!! X
€ 100
Hans Vink
Dear Lucia, I wish you a lot of success and wish your stay in America will give you a very good memory. With kind regards, Hans Vink
€ 125
Henk Wieringa
Succes Lucia!
€ 50
Anonymous
Payment of 50,00 EUR submitted through PayPal.
€ 50
Henny & Theresa Spaan
Veel succes, Henny & Theresa Spaan
€ 50
Marc van Mierlo
Physically growing and medical discomforts were making the last year hard for you on the ice. Good for you that you are trying to get to the level before all that. For that effort this my stimulation.
€ 25
gidy knoors
Hi Lucia, I'm happy to support you, just like your dad supported me when I wanted to make my dream come true. Good luck! Gidy Knoors
€ 100
PIET van Rens
Good luck! Success grom a guy without hat
€ 25
Mariëlle de Ruijter
Lots of fun and succes !
€ 25
Sven en Marieke
Good luck in America! Lots of loge from Breugel, Sven, Marieke, Daan and Jelle
€ 50
WRWM van Oosterhout
Beste Lucia, Heel veel succes! Ron en Marianne van Oosterhout
€ 100
René Raaijmakers
Thumbs up form the Techwatch Lucia promotion team!
€ 10
Ellen Lely
Good luck and have a great time in the US!
€ 100
Anonymous
Best of luck Lucia!
€ 100
Merijn Voets
Hoi Lucia, Graag support ik jonge mensen die hun talenten willen ontwikkelen. Doe je uiterste best en ben dan trots op het resultaat, wat dat ook maar mag zijn. Ik blijf je zeker volgen en wens je alle succes. GO FOR IT!!!
€ 50
Gerrit Zwetsloot
Geen commentaar achtergelaten.
€ 25
Anonymous
-
Rewards
€ 25
I will send you a personal thank you.
€ 50
You will receive a digital high resolution skating photo of myself, ready for printing.
€ 100
You will receive a signed print of one of my nicest skating photos. The first 15 sponsors will also receive a signed copy of the original poster printed by KNSB for the announcement of the Dutch Championships 2016, which features me.
€ 1.000
Personal Dinner Invitation in Spain or the Netherlands
I will personally cook you and your partner a great thank you dinner (yes I'm a good cook!) and make you familiar with the ins and outs of the life of a figure skater.
€ 1.000
Company Skating Clinic
I will organise and give a one hour skating clinic for your employees' children. You pay the out-of-pocket expenses (rental of ice and skates, travelling cost); I take excellent care of the rest and make sure the children have a fantastic time. Maximum of 20 children in the clinic.