The granddaddy of crowdfunding. The campaign is being run by the same team behind Jamaican Bobsleigh team’s debut at the 1988 Calgary Olympics. Now they’re at it again. The campaign is fronted by Devon Harris, a member of the 1988 squad. The dream is to send the team to this year’s Winter Olympics in Russia.
Billed as Cool Runnings 2, the two man team will be taking part in the Games having succeeded in raising and surpassing their $80,000 target. The guys from the Caribbean even managed to raise $30,000 in Dogecoin – a digital currency similar to Bitcoin.
Much of the money will go towards covering the logistics of the trip and only includes three weeks training for the athletes so don’t be expecting a gold medal for your donation.
Funding Status: The Jamaican Bobsleigh Team has raised $129,557 of its $80,000 target.