Getting Sponsored on My Road to Rio - My Story

It is now (January) less than 7 months until the 2016Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. If you are not getting excited, something is wrong. The reality is that the entire world is getting excited - 2016 is the year of Olympics. Besides that hard work that athletes have to do in their sport to qualify, many of them need to make sure they have the funding in order to complete all the qualifiers. I wrote recently a post urging athletes to not forget about funding for their Olympic journey.  I've had an incredible road to the Olympic Games so far...

Stephy Profitt: The Ice Cool Speedster

Stephy Profitt is a unique athlete. She has a blend of cultures within her. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico to a Mexican Mom and Canadian Father she resides in Calgary Alberta. She began skiing at a very young and can thank her parents for introducing her to the sport. Her passion and love for the sport grew more and more from then. Her greatest challenges for the sport so far have been technical improvements which requires a lot of mental strength and the physical testing. Physically, alpine skiing is a very demanding sport especially when skiing down tougher hills or courses. Failure is also...

Marie Corriveau: Speeding Past The Finish Line

Marie Corriveau began her cross country skiing experience with her parents. They introduced her to the sport and since then she has never looked back but rather ahead of her. Since her beginnings Marie has gone from strength to strength and is now aiming for higher sporting summits. Marie admits her greatest challenges are to push back her limits, both physically and mentally. Physically, Maris has always said that “ you can always improve technique et go faster”. Mentally, she says that “ you have to push back your pain threshold”. But out of all this what Mary finds the...

Early Crowdfunding Momentum

When one starts a crowdfunding campaign it is very important to gain early momentum. Early momentum goes a long way for the success of an athlete or a team’s campaign. There are many different aspects that give early momentum. Firstly,the objective would be to find out your total sum that you will raise. Secondly, begin to build your support network, by that I would start looking at the four circles here. Thirdly,I would look at the benchmarks you could set for yourself. These four points are a recipe for success and will give you a running start to your campaign....