Marissa Ponich: A lunge to success

The latest success story at MAKEACHAMP has to undoubtedly fall to Marissa Ponich who has raised 107% of her total and is preparing for Rio. She is a real talent and a “cut above” in women’s fencing around the world and in Canada. However, little do people know that she only began fencing at the age of nineteen. Some would view that as being a late bloomer. Others, such as Marissa, do concur that it was challenge however she was “able to process things a lot faster in a very mature way.” Obviously there was a learning curve as Marissa...

Crowdfunding a Hockey Puck for the Blind, quite the eye opener wouldn't you say?

Imagine for a minute, playing hockey with an empty tin can rather than a puck. Not only would you have to replace it about 8 times per game since it would get dented so easily, but the trajectory of the “puck” would also be completely unpredictable. Now, imagine doing that with your eyes closed... it would be rather challenging don’t you think? This is what the visually impaired hockey team, the Hiboux de Montréal, have to deal with every time they play.Blind hockey has existed in Canada for over three decades, however with no central organizing body, the teams have...

Top 10 Ski Resorts for Athletes Around the World

For some, the thought of wintertime arriving at their doorsteps can’t help but bring on shudders. For others, early signs of Winter are synonymous with the gleeful beginning of fresh powdery snow and the perfect breeding ground for skiing season. When that special time of the year comes around, professional skiers worldwide will flock to the mountains in order to train and prep for their next tournament. Are you ready to tackle a new challenge, and wondering where you could be hitting the slopes at next? We’ve put together a list of the best ski resorts in the world for...

MAKEACHAMP Goes Full Throttle Into Sports Tech

MAKEACHAMP was created in 2012 to specifically provide assistance to athletes so that they could raise funds to cover the costs of their athletic goals. Since then, we have significantly broadened our mission to include teams and organizations. Currently we are excited to announce that MAKEACHAMP has expanded our mission one major step further.  We always want to empower people around the world to achieve any sport-related goal. We now want to include the development of sports technology.The world of Sports Technology is a vast ocean sized world of ideas. This means it is rich with many undiscovered technological advances...