I am a decathlete in training to make an Olympic or World Championship team and this year I was a recipient of an Elite Athlete Development Grant. At Nationals this year, I placed fourth, just one spot from making the team to Berlin. I have no doubt in my mind that without the grant, I would have never been able to place as high as I did. As a decathlete you spend countless hours training with relatively little help, but I continue to pursue my goals, because I love the sport in which I compete. The Under Armour gear you also sent us to help supplement training may seem small to anyone else, but is a giant help to someone like me, who continues to train in old gear and worn out shoes because of no sponsorships. I hope you understand how much it means and I thank you again for your support throughout the year. It’s amazing how the little things can make a big difference.