East High student athlete needs your help!

After competing at the 2017 TBA Classic – Muay Thai World Expo in June, Joey Roberts, who will be a junior this fall at East High School, was selected to join the United States Muaythai Federation (USMF) Youth Team and will compete at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) Junior World Championships in Thailand, August 3-11, 2017. There are over 60 countries that will be competing in this event. This is a huge honor for Joey to be selected for the team as he is the first and only youth from the state of Iowa in history.

Unfortunately, along with the experience comes the cost of the travel ($1.200,00 per person), training while in Thailand for gym facility (cost tbd), lodging ($1,300.00 per person) and other expenses. With the trip rapidly approaching, Joey’s family is doing fundraising in order to make this dream a reality.  Along with taking donations, they are selling t-shirts and hoodies to raise money. The shirts will list all donors on the back. Visit thailandorbust.com and you can view the options on how to help.

You can download more information about Joey in this letter from his mother, Shelly (Milligan) Burgess (Class of 1991). You can also view a news clip and read Joey’s story from KCCI HERE!

Congratulations, Joey! We’re proud to have East High represented so well!

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