Ben Provisor on the Road to Rio… SEND OFF Celebration July 28

Will Wendorff
July 22, 2016 11:20

Ben Provisor on the Road to Rio… SEND OFF Celebration July 28

Ben Provisor on the Road to Rio… SEND OFF Celebration July 28

Thursday July 28, 2016
6:00-9:00pm
(Special Guests at 7:00pm)

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June 6, 2016
Ben Provisor, 2012 & 2016 USA Olympian

Dear Wisconsin Wrestling Supporter:

On Saturday April 9, 2016, Central Wisconsin was highlighted on the national stage when I won a spot on the United States Olympic Greco-Roman Wrestling Team at 85kg in Iowa City, Iowa. Imagine, a kid from Stevens Point, Wisconsin taking top spot in the USA! That says a lot about the sports programs and the people who support youth sports in Central Wisconsin.

I grew up playing baseball, football and wrestling in Central Wisconsin, and I have seen amazing things that parents, businesses, and community supporters do to keep youth sports alive and vibrant. Every parent wants their kid to excel in sports, or even go to the Olympics. Each community hopes its high school team wins a conference or state championship. It is this community pride and support that keeps kids physically healthy, emotionally grounded, and provides a framework for teamwork, self-confidence, and the ability to persevere.

I am the product of Central Wisconsin youth sports clubs, high school boosters, and community supporters, and now I am going to represent every Central Wisconsin kid that has a dream to be an Olympian.

I have the opportunity to represent our state and our country at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this summer, and I need your support. I am hoping that with your help I will be able to send my support system, made up of my amazing family and coaches to Rio with me. Some athletes going to the Olympics have sponsors like Nike, and other deep pocket companies pay for expenses. Most athletes, like me, rely on the generosity and support of their community to help meet the financial needs of training for and going to the Olympics.

I was born and raised here in Central Wisconsin, and I proudly list Stevens Point as the address on my Olympic credentials. I wrestled for Stevens Point Area School for four years and graduated in 2009. I currently reside at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado along with my daughter, Evelyn.

I have been doing this sport for the majority of my life. My mom and dad have sacrificed so much for me. They have been there for all the pain, sweat, and tears of joy, and also for some of the really tough times. They are a huge driving force behind helping me realize my dreams. It would mean a lot to have them in Rio with me to see firsthand what all of their sacrifice and energy has resulted in.

The funds raised from people like you will be used for airline tickets, lodging, food, ground transportation, and tickets to the wrestling event. Please consider helping me achieve my dreams. I would be honored with any financial contribution you can offer to help me. Thank you in advance for your consideration and generous support.

If would like to support me, the quickest and easiest way is to donate online: www.gofundme.com/provisor2016 . Online donations are safe and secure. Or if you prefer, you can mail your check to Ben Provisor, 5675 Crescent View Drive, Stevens Point, WI 54482. Please make the check payable to “Ben Provisor”.

Sincerely,

Ben Provisor, 2X Olympian

The Big Ben Olympic Send Off will be on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Rookies Sports Pub, Stevens Point, WI. The Spicy Tie Band will be performing. Their music ranges from 70’s through the hits of today including: funk, top 40, and rock and roll classics. Please join me in celebrating my Send Off to the Olympics!

Contact: tprovisor@ymail.com (715) 341-1771

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Will Wendorff
July 22, 2016 11:20