Luke van Ratingen - World University Games 2023

Luke van Ratingen - World University Games 2023

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$0.00

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$6,000.00

Hello, everyone! I'm Luke van Ratingen, and I am beyond grateful to have this opportunity to share my story with you. First and foremost, thank you for visiting my fundraising page and considering supporting my journey as an athlete. Your generosity and belief in my abilities mean the world to me.


Let me start by saying that the 2023 Australian Athletics Championships was a dream come true for me. It was my very first nationals at 21 years old, and to my immense joy, I emerged as the Australian 400m Champion. This victory was particularly special because in previous years, injuries prevented me from showcasing my true potential. But this time, with sheer determination and countless hours of training, I managed to overcome all obstacles and claim the gold. It was an indescribable feeling, a culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice.


As soon as my race was over, I found myself travelling the next day to Germany, where I am currently studying as part of a year-long exchange program. Pursuing a double degree in Business and International Studies at the University of Technology Sydney, I have strived to strike a balance between academics and athletics. It hasn't been an easy journey, but the sense of fulfilment I derive from pursuing my passions makes every challenge worthwhile.


Now, being in the shape of my life, I have an incredible opportunity to race around Europe. This chance to compete on an international stage against some of the best athletes in the world is both thrilling and humbling. It presents an avenue for me to push my limits further, learn from my competitors, and gain invaluable experience that will undoubtedly shape my future in athletics.


However, as with most opportunities, there are financial considerations. I have self-funded my exchange program and journey thus far purely by working part-time jobs, but the road ahead requires additional support. Specifically, I have been selected to represent my country at the World University Games in Chengdu, a tremendous honour that fills me with pride. But participating in this prestigious event comes with a substantial levy fee that I must cover.


This is where your support can make an extraordinary difference. By contributing to this fundraising effort, you will not only be helping me offset the expenses associated with competing at the World University Games but also enabling me to continue pursuing my dreams in athletics. Your generosity will alleviate the financial burden and allow me to focus wholeheartedly on my training and performance.


I am committed to giving my all in every race, not just for myself but for all those who believe in me. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for considering joining me on this journey. Your support, whether through donations, words of encouragement, or simply spreading the word about my fundraising campaign, means more to me than words can express.


Cheers,


Luke van Ratingen

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The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) is the only deductible gift recipient for sport in Australia. This means that donations of $2 or more to approved projects on our website are tax deductible. Shortly after making your donation, you'll receive an official receipt from the ASF that you can use in your income tax return. If you have any questions about your donation, please visit https://asf.org.au/faqs