RallyMe Boasts 17,000 Sports Boosters
Bill Kerig, CEO and Founder of RallyMe, says, “The cost of participation in sports is rising dramatically, while support for athletics (from schools, communities, and other centralized organizations) is decreasing. No longer can athletes and teams rely on a large organization to foot their bill. Now is the time for athletes to build their own armies of support through people-to-people funding.”
Explaining his mission to help athletes, he says, “My vision for RallyMe is that it becomes the standard for all online athletic fundraising. Whether you’re an Olympian or a 9-year-old triathlete or a girl’s lacrosse team, we’re dedicated to helping you pursue your athletic goals.”
“Our mission is to make sure that no athlete, team, or organization has to forgo their sporting dreams for lack of a relatively small amount of funding,” he adds.
RallyMe, a site for boosters of all types, is used by national governing bodies to fund their organizations, teams, clubs and athletes, Bill says.
“From our launch in November 2012, we focused first on Winter Olympic athletes. We had 124 Olympic hopefuls use RallyMe and 28 Olympians get to Sochi by using RallyMe. Of those 28 athletes, 5 RallyMe athletes earned medals, putting us just ahead of Great Britain in the medal count,” he notes.
RallyMe boasts more than 17,000 boosters, Bill says, noting that the site has collected over $1.5 million for “athletes, teams, and organizations.”
On Thursday, March 5, 2015 at noon Eastern, Bill will join me for a live discussion about the site. Tune in here then to watch the interview live.
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More about RallyMe:
RallyMe is the industry leader in crowdfunding for athletes, teams, and athletic organizations. An exclusive partner of 15 National Governing Bodies and more than 30 national teams, RallyMe is the Gold Medal Standard in athletic crowdfunding.
RallyMe founder and CEO Bill Kerig is an Internet entrepreneur, and award-winning author, journalist, and filmmaker. He’s led three private and public Internet companies, produced and directed five films, written three books, launched two magazines, written hundreds of magazine stories and produced dozens of TV shows. He was a professional skier and captain of his collegiate hockey team. He currently coaches two youth hockey travel teams. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and two children.
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