The South Orange and Maplewood community gave Olympics-bound fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad a warm homecoming on Wednesday. And now her family needs the community’s help to pay for expenses so that family members can travel to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer with the fencing champion.
Visit the GoFundMe page here to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/muhammadfamily
The following message is on the GoFundMe page:
Ibtihaj Muhammad has made history twice by being the first African American to fence on the U.S. Saber Fencing Team. She is also the first Hijab wearing Muslim to represent the United States.
The United States Olympic Team does not any give financial support to the familes of Olympians. The families are responsible for travel expenses, living expenses, food and tickets to get into the venues.
The goal of this fundraiser is to raise enough money so that all five members of the Muhammad Family can go to Rio and witness history in the making.
We are very grateful for the support of the community and friends who are helping to make this dream come true.
Thank you in advance for your moral and financial support.
Eugene Muhammad – Ibithaj’s Father