This menu section contains posts on donation options/information and sponsorship I have received for past competitions. There are other ways to help, such as moral support, encouraging other women to be athletic and compete, travel discount tips, airline/hotel points, website/facebook/youtube technical work help, speaking engagements where I can receive an honorarium, and many more. I am still a one woman show 🙂
I am not competing as actively as I was the late half of 2011 and 2012, but if possible, I would like to compete this year, 2013, whether it is at a local competition, a USA national competition (masters and/or senior level), or representing Pakistan at an International weightlifting competition. Behind the scenes – training in the gym, and recovery takes up energy and time, as well as a financial investment. I love to weightlift, so I still continue to do so. If I can compete and help continue spreading awareness, encouraging other women, promoting interfaith, I would like to do so. But at the same time, I need to also take care of my own responsibilities outside of weightlifting. This limits what I can do, but I will do my best. If you can help in anyway, please contact me. Thanks to all who have and continue to support me.
Chiropractor Dr. Byron Jackson is helping me with sports recovery and maintenance. He practices in Atlanta and Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
The Asian Weightlifting Championships was held in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, April 2012
The following donated to my World Weightlifting Championships Nov 5-11th 2011
The World Weightlifting Championships Nov 5-11th 2011, was in Paris, France. I received donations from the Toronto, Canada community that completely covered my trip expenses, such as airfare, hotel, food, transportation, competition clothing needs. I greatly appreciated the support and well wishes. I would not have expected that grass roots efforts would gotten me there.
IFT – Islamic Foundation of Toronto
$5000 was donated by the IFT on behalf of the community. I was invited to their 2011 Annual Appreciation Dinner October 16, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They gave me the honor of speaking to the attendees. Everyone was very welcoming, encouraging and supportive of my efforts. After only meeting me once, they all have generously donated to my competition efforts. I greatly appreciated this help.
Team Mushtaq Sayed “Realtors with a Personal Touch”
Cell: 416-994-8786 Direct: 416-849-3497
Mushtaq Sayed & his family donated $500. They spoke to me at the banquet, were very supportive and kind.
301-1825 Markham Road
Scarborough, ONM1B 4Z9
The following donated to my Senior USA Weightlifting Nationals competition (July 15, 2011)
List of expenses (competition, travel, equipment, etc.) can be provided upon request.
Travel: Airfare/auto rental/gas, hotel, registration, food
Training/competition equipment & supplies, gym and recovery costs
Checks can be made out to “Kulsoom Abdullah” and sent to:
c/o Crossfit Atlanta
1483-A Chattahoochee Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Amazon Payment: (The button does not consistently work. Contact me, and I can manually send you an email with a payment request, thank you)