Weʼve raised £0 to help Adam get to The 2019 Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi and fulfill his dream of representing Team GB on a world stage
- Closed on Thursday, 7th March 2019
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Hi! I’m Adam and I have been selected to represent team GB in the 2019 Special Olympic games in Abu Dhabi in March. To be representing my country in track and field is a dream come true and something I have been working towards for over 10 years. (That’s a lot of training sessions, a lot of pain and a lot of ice baths!)
Adam was born with a rare genetic disorder called Williams Syndrome. The condition is characterized by mild to moderate learning disability, and heart and blood vessel problems. Adam has a narrowing of the aortic valve in his heart which made everyday life challenging growing up. When Adam was younger, he was told by doctors he would not be likely to live an active life because of the severity of his heart condition, yet here we are! At age 14, he was encouraged by his teachers at The Ashley School in Lowestoft, Suffolk, to pursue athletics and it wasn't long before he was competing across the country, as well as overseas for team England and team GB, as well as representing The Eastern Region regularly.
Athletics is now a major part of Adams life and he trains extensively everyday for his sport. Adam has overcome multiple challenges to get to this point, and he will soon be flying 8 hours (and flying on a plane for the very first time!) with the Union Jack worn proudly on his chest.
About the Special Olympics world summer games:
Similar to the Olympics, this is the pinnacle for athletes with an intellectual (learning) disability to compete and achieve on the world stage. Unlike the Olympics however, any qualifying athletes are required to fund the trip through their own means. Adam will be competing in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay. He has competed in numerous Special Olympics and able bodied competitions across the east region and midlands over the past few years. His qualification for SOGB selection was achieved through medal winning performances while representing the Eastern Region at the 2017 SOGB National Summer Games in Sheffield. At the Games he won gold in the 100m and bronze in both the 200m and long jump. He was also a member of the x 100m relay team which won bronze.
Why we need donations
Firstly, any amount given will help me reach my goal, and any support will be greatly appreciated! A little really can go a long way. Donations will go towards kit, accomodation, and travel expenses including physically getting to Adu Dhabi and squad training days held across the UK in the lead up to the games.
Other ways you can help:
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Are you a business or company who can sponsor Adam, help provide kit or nutritional supplies? Get in touch! Adam_teamgb@outlook.com or contact Adam's coach (and Dad!) Chris, on 07823477841
Want to help Adam raise money by doing a sponsored activity for his fund? Perhaps a sponsored silence? (There are many a chatterbox out there) A cake sale, or a physical challenge. You know the drill, anything which can help! We’d love to hear from you and warmly welcome any suggestions.
In the meantime, I will be posting regular updates on my JustGiving page. I will be taking some videos of me in action at upcoming events, and will be sharing lots on here for anyone supporting my journey to see. Please show your support in any way you can.
Thank you! We're going for gold!
- 4 months ago
Adam Szucs4 months ago
Big thanks to everyone who donated to my original page and helped me get closer to my goal! My last page got shut down early so I have had to make another one - the remaining target of £600 has now been forwarded over onto this page. The games are getting closer and I have now started preparing for winter training. Bring on sessions outside in the cold!
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