Special Olympics has announced its first ever social fundraising collaboration with GoFundMe.
As part of the effort, nearly 500 GoFundMes will be created by teams, coaches, as well as by Olympians, top professional athletes, YouTube stars and other influencers to support this worthy cause.
“We are proud to partner with Special Olympics to help support these remarkable athletes and their communities,” said Rob Solomon, GoFundMe CEO. “GoFundMe’s mission is to empower people to help people, and Special Olympics has been helping to empower people with intellectual disabilities for almost 50 years. It’s an honor to share the stories of these competitors who have overcome obstacles.”
Olympians including Hannah Teter and Apolo Ohno are joining coaches, teams and YouTube stars to create GoFundMes on behalf of Special Olympics athletes.
The GoFundMes created for these athletes will not only share each of their personal stories, but help them on their journey to the Games with expenses related to travel, training, equipment, coaching, and accommodations.
“We are excited to collaborate with GoFundMe to help further drive support for our incredible athletes and tell their personal stories of achievement, bravery and inspiration as they prepare for the World Games” said Mary Davis, CEO, Special Olympics.
Over 2,700 athletes from over 100 countries will compete in nine sports at the Special Olympics World Winter Games, which takes place from 14-25 March in Austria.
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