Baltimore’s HTL Club began with Vaughn Davis coaching seven Baltimore youths in football skills. Last summer he switched their training to track and field, and a year later the group has qualified for the USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics by placing in three events in the regional competition. The team of 13- and 14-year-olds earned third place in the 400-meter dash, fifth place in the 4×100 relay, and third place in the 4×400 relay.
The thing is, as of this morning the HTL Club (which stands for “Hate-to-Lose”) was still in need of a couple thousand dollars to make the trip to Houston, Texas, where the national junior olympics are being held. The week-long competition begins today, but the donations have just started to pick up yesterday after WJZ covered the team’s plight. If donations continue apace, perhaps they’ll find a way to make it to Houston and compete in some events.
To donate, visit HTL Club’s gofundme page.
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