Holy cow! This month just flew by! I felt like a celebrity; I was on CTV 3 different times, CBC news Radio, 98Cool and a photo shoot for the Green and White. My fundraiser was a huge success. It is overwhelming how many people were there to support me and everyone who couldn’t make it. I need to give a major shout out to my Team that was helping run the event. They did such an amazing job! There was 220 people there for dinner and even more people that came later to celebrate with me. WOW how amazing is that. I think people had fun with the games. I lost in the first round of Rock/Paper/Seizers and didn’t get a chance to play giant jenga. My competitive side was very mad I lost so quickly but my social side was happy I was able to socialize with everyone. If you weren’t able to purchase a T-shirt at the fundraiser you can buy them at Craven SPORT Services. $20 a shirt and all the proceeds go to me. Thank you everyone!!! I am so honored you want to be apart of my Ride to Rio. Only bigger and better things to come.
My month of fun is over. It is time to get back to the grind. I am so ready to have a routine and to get on the mats full time. It was good to have some time away to rejuvenate with my friends and family. I think I really needed that. All the the donations I have received will help decrease my financial stress. That is thanks to all of you; Team Gallays.
The next few months are going to fly by. I am now back in Ontario training. In a few weeks the female Olympic team is headed off to Oahu, Hawaii for a week long training camp; April 24-May 1. I will have two competitions this summer before I leave to Rio: Germany - May 15 and Canada Cup (Guelph, ON) - June 25h. There will also be a camp in St. Catharine’s before Canada Cup. I have a packed schedule leading up to the Olympics.
I will leave for Rio on August 2nd. We will stay in the village for a few days, so we can be apart of opening ceremonies (So pumped for those). After that we will leave Rio and go to Buzio. It is about 2 hours away. This is where we will do our tapering camp. We are leaving the village so we can focus on the wrestling and get away from all the craziness that is the Olympics. We will come back to the village around August 15th. I compete on August 18th. 135 Days till I compete! Wow. This summer is going to go so fast.
T-Shirts are available for purchase at:
Craven SPORT Services
#3-701 2nd Ave N
I would like to let you know I am having a Fundraiser Celebration on April 2nd at Gordie Howe Bowl in Saskatoon, SK. It is a fundraising event but I want it to be more of a celebration. I am proud to be from Saskatchewan and I am excited to celebrate with everyone. My journey has never been a straight line. It has been more of a roller-coaster. I would be so honored if you would be apart of my Ride to Rio!
The night will include dinner, games, a midnight snack and a DJ with great music. There will also be door prices, 50-50 and so much more fun!
Tickets are $30 for Dinner + Games + Social. The event starts at 6pm and will run until 1am (or whenever they kick us out). If you are unable to make dinner and still what to come later you can join us for $20 Games + Social come anytime after 8pm.
You can purchase tickets on my website Jilliangallays.com. OR if you don’t feel comfortable paying online you can go into Craven SPORT services (#3-701 2nd Ave N, Saskatoon, SK) Cash ONLY.
I really hope to see everyone there! It is going to be a great event.
#JILLAKILLA #RideToRio #SaskPride
If you have door prizes contact Karen - firstname.lastname@example.org or Katie email@example.com
Last weekend I won my wrestle off. It was such a great feeling to know all my hard work paid off. After the tournament my dad and I spent the night in Toronto. It was great to hangout with my dad and relax for 24 hours. We went skating, went up the CN tower, went out for piazza with some of my cousins. On Sunday it was time for me to go back to St. Catharines and get back to work but it didn’t workout the way we planned…..