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Covering 94 sports in 36 countries, and with more than $1 million raised for athletes in 2014, MAKEACHAMP launches today its crowdfunding platform for competitive athletes in Brazil. Brazilian athletes can register, advertise their next athletic goal on social media, as well as use email and other tools offered by MAKEACHAMP. With the support of their crowd, they can then fund their next national or international competitions. This revolutionary fundraising platform has been transforming the way champions and athletes are competing in North America and Europe and is now available in Latin America’s biggest nation. Brazilians can back their favorite athletes in Reais, with Boleto Bancário or other local payements systems such as Brazilian cards. Additionally, with existing users from 36 countries, Brazilian athletes can receive contributions from all over the world.

All eyes on Brazil

rio 2016

Ms. Cláudia Backes, Latin America and Brazil MAKEACHAMP manager, says : “Brazil has a burgeoning population of world-class athletes in many different sports as it is a true passion in the country, and will host the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. I am excited to bring MAKEACHAMP into this fast-growing market”.

Brazilian athletes will have local support, as well as global support with MAKEACHAMP’s head offices in Montréal, Canada.

Getting Brazilian Athletes On The International Stage


Brazilian athletes can register their profile and start a campaign on makeachamp.com/pt . They can also connect with MAKEACHAMP on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

"We are excited to offer sports crowdfunding to Brazilians, allowing them to support many great Brazilian athletes, all in Reais” said David Barkay, President and CEO of MAKEACHAMP. “We are aiming to bring sports crowdfunding best practises to Brazil and become the leading sports platform in Brazil and Latin America."

Already 10 athletes have registered. Giulia Gasparin from Porto Alegre, went to compete in the Fencing World Cup in Greece, Athens with $4,138 USD raised. Wesley Matos, Pan American triathlon champion, is looking to get R$20,000 to go to the 2015 Pan American games. Many other athletes are also starting their campaigns on MAKEACHAMP and hope to be under the national and international spotlights soon. Vai Brasil! 

Contact details :

Cláudia Backes
Brazil & Latin America Manager