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IT TAKES A WHOLE VILLAGE Representing USA on an international stage is a life-shaping accomplishment that no one can ever take away from you. A Gazelle Track Club athlete is working towards this and the scholarship opportunities that come with it.

AMBER BRYANT-BROCK
(pictured above on the left with her mother)

Amber is a very talented student-athlete that has been a member of the Gazelle Track Club for seven years. She has worked extremely hard over the past years and greatly deserves the opportunity to compete on an international stage at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, China (August 2010). The time that it takes to compete on an international level is extensive and Amber and her family continue to sacrifice much, in way of time and finances. However, there are still a number of “hurdles” (no pun intended) that they need to overcome in order to reach Chinese soil. This why we are reaching out to our community (i.e. village) to ask for donations to help Amber and her family afford the expenses related to the getting to the 2010 Youth Olympic Games!
This unique global/cultural experience will give young people from all over the world a chance to experience a world greater than themselves and seize opportunities that will impact their lives forever.

MORE ABOUT AMBER:

ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS: AMBER BRYANT-BROCK
2009 AAU National Champion (15-16) 400H
2008 Bronze Medalist 400m –AAU National Championships (13-14)
2008 USATF Silver Medalist- USATF Youth Nationals (13-14)
2007 Silver Medalist 400m- AAU National Championships (13-14)
2007 AAU National Champion- 4x400 Relay (13-14)
2006 AAU Naional Champion-4x400 Relay, USATF National Champion 4x400 (11-12)

IN THEIR OWN WORDS:

COACH CEDRIC SAPP: “I have watched Amber develop immensely over the past 6 years. Through her years of hard work and personal sacrifice, Amber has placed herself in a position that could allow her to experience the world and participate in events that others can only dream of. Being selected to the World Team will further solidify her status as an elite level athlete and put her on the map to be recruited by several prestigious colleges and universities. Amber sincerely deserves this opportunity and will be a perfect individual to represent the Unites States.”

AMBER BRYANT-BROCK: “On a warm, sunny day in August 1994 I was born. I am Amber Bryant-Brock, a 15 year old from Powder Springs, Ga. Currently I am enrolled in McEachern High School in the second half of my sophomore year.

In the Spring of 2002, I stepped on the rubber oval with eight lanes for the first time ever. I loved it then and my passion for it has only grown. I have been running competitively with the Gazelle Track Club for the last five years. I have been awarded in several Region and National Competitions. My coaches are the greatest I have learned so much from them. They know my capabilities and they push me to the limit. They have taken me under their wings and our love for each other is the same as if we were biological family members.

When the gun goes off and I start to run my race it is a great feeling that I can’t explain. It is that short period of time that I am so in my element. I often ask myself, how is it that I am so anxious to get on the starting line, so anxious for the gun to go off, and then so anxious to cross the finish line. It takes a lot of hard work, self- discipline, and dedication. This sport is not for the weak. It isn’t only about coming across the finish line first, it is about seeing the results of all your hard work and dedication.

A very important factor is that I have lots of fun running track. I have tried a few different sports, but track is my favorite. I love to travel, meet new people, and compete. It is such an honor to have an opportunity to represent my country in the Youth World Games, and I have every intention to represent us well and with dignity. I am eager to explore different cultures and if I am selected to compete in Singapore that would be a dream come true.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Cedric Sapp at ncgazelle1@yahoo.com

 

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