The Journey begins!
June 17, 2018
Wanted to share with you what is happening the next couple weeks as Drew competes in South America! Since he qualified for this trip back in March, many of you have told us you want to hear how he does, so we will send periodic updates to this e-mail group. All the immunizations are given, visas received, reservations made, and it is time to travel!
Todd, Jamie, and Drew (Big Sis Erika is in summer school in Daytona Beach and has finals. Bummer for her!!) leave Weds the 20th and head to Brasilia, Brazil. Drew races there on Sunday the 24th. If he finishes top 3 there, he secures a spot on the USA Junior team which goes to Gold Coast, Australia, in September.
We fly overnight the 25th to Salinas, Ecuador, where Drew will race the following Sunday, July 1st. If he is the top American finisher (all the athletes are 16 or 17), he will become the USA representative in the Youth Olympic Games which will be in Buenos Aires, Argentina, over Fall Break. This is just like the Olympics (think athlete village, opening and closing ceremonies, and the like) so the prospect is really exciting!
We do appreciate all the support you have given Drew over the years!
The Travelling Shells