World champion Masters Track & Field high jumper Annelies Steekelenburg needs your help… now!
In southern California, just outside Los Angeles, a wildfire coined as the “Woolsey Fire,” torched an area near Malibu consuming over 100,000 acres (the size of Denver) and destroyed more than 700 homes and structures in mid-November 2018. Annelies lost everything as the home she was renting was a burned to the ground.
Although Annelies is safe and a family in Malibu has temporarily provided her a place to live, Annelies’ life has forever changed. She will not only have to adjust to her new situation, but also she will encounter multiple costs associated with her relocation, including clothing, furniture, and general household items.
My name is Peter Hlavin and I am also a Masters Track & Field high jumper and world champion. I have known Annelies since I rediscovered my passion for track and field over 10 years ago. When I heard of Annelies’s situation I felt compelled to do something. I immediately reached out to my community of high jumpers and we all agreed that a wildfire relief fund for Annelies should be established.
• Goal: To help Annelies get back on her feet
• Target Fund Raise: $10,000
• Use of Proceeds: Short term – clothing and miscellaneous living incidentals; Long term – relocation costs, bed and furniture items
Annelies is a Masters Track & field athlete in high jump, discus and long jump. She recently was crowned world high jump champion at the World Masters Athletics championships, Malaga, Spain. I have no doubt Annelies will persevere though this ordeal with the same grit and determination she exhibits when competing. But she needs your help… now! Your contribution will certainly aid Annelies in transitioning her life back from loss and devastation to “normal.”
Your consideration and support of the Annelies Steekelenburg wildfire relief fund is appreciated.