USA Luge Team is Next Up to Crowdfund Athletes

Chris MazdzerIn a growing trend for athletic organizations to gather financial support, USA Luge Team is now crowdfunding to support their team prepare for the Winter Olympics 2014.  The crowdfunding campaign is an official effort backed by the United States Luge Association which is a non-profit organization.  Crowdfunding on Indiegogo, the team hopes to raise $50,000.00 to support additional training, equipment, travel and coaching.

The campaign organizers are quick to note that the United States is the only country in the world that does not provide direct government support for their Olympic Athletes.  In the 2010 Winter Olympics the Luge competition was clearly dominated by the German National Team.

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia next year and preparation is in full force.  Rewards levels for supporters of the crowdfunding start at $25 and go up to $35,000 where a single donor will be considered an Honorary Team Captain.


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