Sports, especially growing up, can be an incredible gateway to learn lessons that can’t be gleaned from anywhere else. Ayesha Khanna is an aspiring surgeon currently attending High School in California. As a gifted athlete, Ayesha has played a countless number of sports, through which she has learned important life lessons. After realizing the importance of sports in kids’ life, Ayesha created Sports for Support in an effort to expose everyone, no matter their socioeconomic status, to the gift of sports and everything that comes with playing them. People have been contributing to the mission by donating gently used equipment to children who need it most.
Jump right into this episode and learn more about Sports for Support and how this high schooler is impacting her community with the help of her team and generous people.
Getting to know Ayesha Khanna - [00:01 – 04:10]
I introduce Ayesha to the showBio
A bit of background on Sports for SupportA family of athletes
Realizing others could benefit from unused sports equipment
The model of Sport for Support
Being in sports comes at a cost
Sports for Support; How One High Schooler is Making a Massive Impact - [04:11 – 15:05]
Ayesha talks about the influence of sports in her life
The sports she played growing up
Taking on the challenge of golf
Learning valuable lessons from each sport
Getting Sports for Support off the ground
Reserving the domain name straight away
The paperwork and liability work behind the project
Building the website by herself
How the finances are used to further the mission
Breakdown of the fees included in the process
How the events work
Examples of each event
Breakdown of the website
Navigating the donation process
Final Questions- [15:06 - 21:32]
What is your superpower?
A natural executor
Constantly challenging yourself
What was your biggest failure?
Navigating through legal barriers
How Ayesha is impacting the world
Make sure to donate to Sports for Support
Connect with Ayesha!
“If I can, why wouldn’t I give back, right?” - Ayesha Khanna
“Sports teach you a lot in terms of working as a team [and] how to be an effective leader… It’s a great and fun way to learn lessons that can’t necessarily be taught in any other way.” - Ayesha Khanna
“You hear a lot of people say don’t be hard on yourself… You don’t get faster, stronger, better, or accomplish more without being hard on yourself I believe.” - Ayesha Khanna
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