Crowdfunding – Get Kyle to the Games

I recently set up a Crowdfunder page to help raise funds to get me to the World University Games next month in Italy.

The Brits 2012 - Boardercross - Laax - Switzerland by Sam Mellis

After a very successful winter season on the British Snowboardcross Team, where I podiumed at international level and gained enough points to enter the FIS World Cup tour, I was selected to represent Great Britain and Heriot-Watt University at the World University Games (Universiade) in Trentino, Italy from the 10th-12th of December.

It’s a huge event for me, only second to the Winter Olympics this season. I came 29th two years ago at the World University Games (Universiade) and with my vast progression since then a top 10 result is a real possibility!

Despite being a contender for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, I nor my team are centrally funded.

With the loss of a big financial backer from last season, I’m fundraising as much as I can to get myself to the Games! My project target to get me to the games is £1,000.

Check out my video I made for it with my friend Tom; Kyle Wise Crowd Funding from Tom Coe on Vimeo.

Since launch things have gone very well, the response has been quite overwhelming! I’ve had over 40 people donate and I’ve reached my target!

I’ve also raised a lot of media interest for my cause, including interviews with Edinburgh Evening News, BUCS and the Eastern Daily Press.

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  • Edinburgh Evening News in Edinburgh! Edinburgh Evening News in Edinburgh!
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  • BUCS article looking at the games and my time at Heriot-Watt University! Click picture for weblink BUCS article looking at the games and my time at Heriot-Watt University! Click picture for weblink
     

I still have 18 days left to raise funds towards the World University Games and the rest of my competitive season! The DEADLINE is the 7TH DECEMBER.

In return for pledges/donations I provide a variety of services/gifts, such as my GB Team equipment, day’s riding with me and motivational speeches.

so please check out my project on Crowdfunder for more information and to donate!

Thanks to all of those who have already donated, it means a lot!

Please share and spread the word!

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