September 26th, 2018
MAKEACHAMP Crowdfunding for Athletes Raising $50,000 for 200 college athletes
MAKEACHAMP is making it possible for 200 students from Cégep André Laurendeau to reach their sports dreams. André Laurendeau and MAKEACHAMP are partnering for the first time to enable crowdfunding for college sports, with 11 teams spanning from hockey to golf setting out to raise an ambitious $50,000.
“Athletes used to sell chocolate door-to-door to finance their sports ambitions. That’s a thing of the past now. The MAKEACHAMP platform makes it possible for athletes to raise necessary funds.”
"Competing athletes that become champions promote health and wellness benefits for themselves and those that they inspire, building a strong sense of community success. Yet the vast majority of them struggle for the funding they need to compete nationally and internationally, including equipment, travel and training costs," said David Barkay, President and CEO of MAKEACHAMP.
Friends, family, organisations and the overall André Larendeau community can support their athletes’ drive to become champions and follow their journey to athletic achievement via ongoing updates during, after and in between funding campaigns. With the power of social media, the engagement of press, and the athlete’s own commitment to their campaign, every competitive athlete now have the tools to successfully overcome financial barriers.
About MAKEACHAMP :
Founded in late 2012 by 2 competitive judokas, MAKEACHAMP, located in Montreal Canada, is now a global leader in sports crowdfunding for athletes, teams and clubs; boasting more than 20,000 registered athletes from 50 different sports, and over a million dollars raised in the last 12 months. Amongst MAKEACHAMP’s recent achievements are successful campaigns of six Canadian Olympians brought to new heights in Sochi, and a cheerleading university team of UQAM raising $15,000 in only one week.