Southwest High School alum Nate Augspurger, age 23, has successfully crowdfunded $3,000 to help support himself while he trains for the 2016 Olympics.
He plays Rugby, which was recently inducted into the Olympics and will be played for the first time in Rio de Janeiro.
“My dream is to be there and play for the USA. I don’t just want to represent my country; I am determined to be a centerpiece of the team and help lead our country to a gold medal,” Augspurger said on his Indiegogo campaign site.
Augspurger is currently training full-time with USA teammates at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center in southern California.