If this post comes out a little less than coherent– my apologies. I just got my butt (we’ll keep this PG) kicked from today’s workouts and I’m mentally and physically exhausted. I’m laying in my bed hoping that I’ll be able to move tomorrow morning!
Anyway, most days after training I work as a server at The Dancing Bears, a restaurant in downtown Lake Placid. A few weeks ago, there was a big lacrosse tournament in town and I had the fortune of serving a group of 6 crazy lacrosse players who definitely helped make the night go by faster!
These guys were great sports and had a lot of questions for me when they found out that I’m on the National Skeleton team and that I’m training to hopefully compete in the Winter Olympic Games someday.
Now, I promised these guys that I would update my blog to include my website, which includes a tab with details on how individuals can help sponsor me as I train. For those of you who don’t know–or haven’t been following– skeleton is an expensive sport, and our federation is underfunded. As a National Team athlete, I received a small stipend last season to help defray cost. Don’t get me wrong- I am incredibly grateful for the assistance I received, but it was just enough to cover my round-trip ticket overseas including my luggage. That’s it. No housing, no training or race fees….not to mention that was only the FIRST HALF of my tour.
To be fair, I diiiiiid post my website on my blog the very night I had met them like they asked me to (like I promised guys!). However, I didn’t post it in the most accessible spot. I linked it on the “About Me” tab on my blog. To make it easier to find, here is a link to my website: http://savannahgraybill.wix.com/dandsgraybill.
Feel free to check my site out….I created the site and content myself using a template on Wix and if you are able, I appreciate any donation no matter the size. Located under the Donate tab are the different ways you can help support me, even a tax deductible method!
And to the Lacrosse gentleman….thank you again for your humor and interest in myself and my sport. I had an awesome time taking care of all of you and really appreciate when tables are fun, witty and aren’t afraid to give me a hard time! THANKS!