Macy Eide has been playing hockey since the seventh grade and has had a dream of making it to the Olympics for four years now.
In May, she found out her dream would turn into a reality come July when she was offered to represent the U.S. Jr. Olympic team.
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With Eide finding out the good news so close to her departure date, it made being financially prepared for the trip an issue.
A GoFundMe was created in late May in hopes to raise $5,500 for Eide’s trip July 18 to July 29.
With only three days before her departure, Eide had only raised $1,910. Then, on Monday, The Thunderbirds, who host the Waste Management Phoenix Open, stepped in and donated $3,600 to the GoFundMe putting Macy’s funds over what she had asked for.
Now, Eide will get the chance to represent her country at the 2018 Jr. Olympic games.
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