Let’s Get Jada and Ethan to the Junior Pan American Games!
At the Rocca Sisters Team, we are passionate about empowering the youth of our community. Meet two athletes hoping to represent Canada at the 2019 Junior Pan American Championships in Guayaquil, Ecuador, August 29th – September 1st.
Who are Ethan and Jada?
Jada and Ethan are both award-winning karate champions. Jada Barrett is an honour student at Oakville’s Trafalgar High School and Shotokan Karate-do International Federation Athlete, 2019. She won a silver medal in the National Karate Competition in Edmonton earlier this year. Jada recently won a Gold Medal at the OKF Toronto Open last month and is ranked #1 in the Elite Junior 16/17 -53kgs Division.
15-year-old Ethan Small has won many high-level competitions while representing his Dojo, Team Ontario and Team Canada. In 2018, Ethan was selected Ontario Athlete of the Year Junior Male (Under 18) Kumite. In 2016 Ethan was the Canadian National Bronze Medalist and Silver Medalist in 2017. He is a two-time Canadian National Gold Medalist 2018 & 2019 and has previously represented Canada at the Jr. Pan American Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2017 and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2018. Ethan is the 2017 Kumite Gold Medalist for Canada in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Both of these elite athletes are seeking funding to cover the cost of the trip to Equador. With airfare, transportation, hotels, meals, personal training, equipment, uniforms, and immunization fees, the cost is quite high for these champs. To learn more about their stories, we encourage you to read the wonderful article about their achievements and challenges in the Toronto Star.
How Can I Help?
The Rocca Sisters Team is extremely proud to be hosting Jada and Ethan at the upcoming Burlington Children’s Festival, where these two athletes will be meeting well-wishers and fans, and collecting donations to fund their journey to the Games. Please come out on Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Spencer Smith Park to show your support!
You can also visit Jada’s GoFundMe page and Ethan’s GoFundMe page and donate what you can to offset the cost of their well-deserved trip. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 416-710-7195 for Jada’s donations and email@example.com or call 416-450-4181 for Ethan.
It will take a village to get these two supremely talented athletes to Equador. Let’s all pitch in and celebrate their excellence!