Fundraiser for Tanya Muzinda to compete in Mini-O’s

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10/22/2018 10:50 AM

Hi Everyone,

I just would like to bring to your attention a fundraiser that I am managing to help Tanya Muzinda come to the Mini O's.

Tanya is a very talented your racer from Zimbabwe. I discovered her 3 years ago went I was invited to go to Zimbabwe and mentor this little girl.
She is the poster child of motocross in my opinion, since she has been inspiring kids from unprivileged background to follow their dreams and keep fighting in life. Tanya comes from rural Africa and when I met her I saw something special in her. The fact that she is using motocross as the tool to spread her message world wide is just simply amazing.

6 months ago we decided to play with the idea of having Tanya come to the US and race the Mini O's. First thing was to secure her a visa for traveling. We received information that an appointment was granted for October 4th. Thanks to MXSport and Wyn from Unlimited Sport the documents we were able to provide to the US Embassy in Zimbabwe were accepted, so a few days ago Tanya received the visa.

Now everything is in motion. Alpinestars and Airoh provided product support, I'm working in securing her a 85cc big wheels, and Colleen at MTF is providing 2 weeks of training before the race.

We need help to gather the fund to cover the hard costs, such has, flights from Africa to Florida, Hotel room for the week at the Mini O's and money to buy food for Tanya and her mom and dad.

I've been personally sending money to the family in Africa, but because the corruption there, more often than not funds do not reach Tanya's family. We decided then to manage the expense account for the Mini O's directly from here.

If you want to participate in helping a child achieve an unthinkable dream, please contribute on the fundraiser and share:

https://www.facebook.com/donate/751684825183723/

If you want to learn more about Tanya, visit www.TanyaMuzinda.com

Thanks Moto Family!!!

Stefy Bau

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Stefy

10/23/2018 2:29 PM

Nobody even reading this?

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Stefy

10/23/2018 2:52 PM

I hope Tanya is able to experience motocross in America, and that it fuels her desire to help those less privileged.

To the OP, you may have a bit more luck if you change your title up a bit. Right now, and no offense, the thread title looks like the spam we get on here from time-to-time. Possibly a simple change like “Fundraiser for Tanya Muzinda to compete in Mini-O’s” would get more clicks. Hope that helps!

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10/23/2018 3:00 PM

Certainly we can all help a little to make her dream come true. Very cool story. I hope it works out.

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10/23/2018 5:23 PM

Just an FYI...Stefy211 is Stefy Bau. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefy_Bau

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10/23/2018 5:29 PM

GuyB wrote:

Just an FYI...Stefy211 is Stefy Bau. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefy_Bau

Knew her name looked familiar..I remember years ago buying a t-shirt from her when she had a fundraiser going..

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10/23/2018 9:11 PM

USA wrote:

I hope Tanya is able to experience motocross in America, and that it fuels her desire to help those less privileged.

To the ...more

Thank you for the suggestion!!

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Stefy

10/23/2018 9:14 PM

GuyB wrote:

Just an FYI...Stefy211 is Stefy Bau. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefy_Bau

Thank you GuyB! Tanya is a very special girl, if we can help a bit it will make her dream come through and everyone feel good!
Please share!

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Stefy

10/24/2018 2:08 PM

If you guys want to know more about Tanya and what she has accomplished so far, please visit her website at www.TanyaMuzinda.com

Thanks,

Stefy

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Stefy

10/24/2018 2:30 PM

My first call would be Seven/James Stewart

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10/24/2018 9:41 PM

GrapeApe wrote:

My first call would be Seven/James Stewart

I reached out to Big James 2 weeks ago and ask to bring this story to James and Malcom attention, but nothing so far.
James is a bit hard to get the hold off... If you know a way please PM me!

I have also tried with Travis Pastrana's entourage (he has 2 little girls) and MC. But I didn't get the chance to speak with either of them directly so maybe the message got lost and never reached them.

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Stefy

10/24/2018 10:49 PM

This made me happy, to the extent I got a little lump in my throat ? I wish you, and Tanya, the best of luck, and please keep us posted on her journey ✊

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10/25/2018 5:14 AM

GrapeApe wrote:

My first call would be Seven/James Stewart

Stefy211 wrote:

I reached out to Big James 2 weeks ago and ask to bring this story to James and Malcom attention, but nothing so far.
James is ...more

You could try going through Roger Larsen at Seven? If you've been in contact with big James that's probably about as good as your going do, though.

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10/25/2018 5:39 AM

I missed this thread when it was first posted. Been following Tanya for a couple of years and she deserves the opportunity. A donation has been made.

Best of luck to her.

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10/25/2018 5:40 AM

Stefy211 wrote:

Hi Everyone,

I just would like to bring to your attention a fundraiser that I am managing to help Tanya Muzinda come to the ...more

Stefy is there another way to contribute other than the facebook link? I guess I could just open a facebook account but is there a paypal or any other means? Thank you.....

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10/25/2018 3:32 PM

Stefy211 wrote:

Hi Everyone,

I just would like to bring to your attention a fundraiser that I am managing to help Tanya Muzinda come to the ...more

Bramlett321 wrote:

Stefy is there another way to contribute other than the facebook link? I guess I could just open a facebook account but is ...more

I believe I also activated a PayPal account. Email is Tanya.Muzinda@gmail.com
Thanks!

Stefy

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Stefy

10/26/2018 5:57 AM

Gave what I could, hope you're able to get her here!

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10/26/2018 11:19 AM

Thank you everyone for the help. Please keep share within your network!

I will keep everyone posted once she arrives here :-)

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Stefy

10/29/2018 7:01 PM

Hello everyone,

Just wanting to let you know that we are up to $2200 on the fundraiser. With this I was able to off set some of the costs for the ticket flight.
We now need more funding to cover the costs of lodging and food for the month that she is here in the US.

Please continue to share this post!

Any help is appreciated! Tanya is super excited about the opportunity and thanks everyone of you for the help!

#Motofamily

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Stefy

10/30/2018 6:33 AM

Stefy211 wrote:

Hello everyone,

Just wanting to let you know that we are up to $2200 on the fundraiser. With this I was able to off set some ...more

It's awesome that you are helping out Tanya. I hope more people will donate.

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10/30/2018 7:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/30/2018 6:18 PM

I donated. Because Mary McGee did.

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10/30/2018 8:45 AM

If anyone can recognize talent in a female racer, the OP sure can! Good luck with this!

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

12/5/2018 12:54 PM

Hi stefy, but late for the mini os, but if there's future travel what about setting up a way for people to donate their airline points/miles? I know it can be done here in Canada but maybe this is an option for you guys as well?

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12/5/2018 7:25 PM

mx617 wrote:

Hi stefy, but late for the mini os, but if there's future travel what about setting up a way for people to donate their ...more

I'm not sure about that but they do plan on going back to the Mini O's in 2019.

Here's an article about her/family and this year's event.

https://www.herald.co.zw/tanya-finds-the-going-tough-at-thor-winter-olympics/

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