The Jamaican bobsled rose to fame in 1988 during the Calgary Games which inspired the movie “Cool Runnings”. But their newest dreams of competing in another winter Olympics may be thwarted if the Jamaican bobsled team doesn’t raise $80,000.
Saturday, the Jamaican team qualified for the two-man competition at next month’s Sochi Games, but according to the Associated Press, funding may keep them from competing. Sled driver Winston Watts told the news outlet that he’s attempting to raise $80,00 to cover travel and equipment costs.
“Right now,” Watts said, “we’re at zero.”
Thanks to social media and Lincoln Wheeler, who started the funding campaign, the team is now $$17,589.24 closer to their dreams. “Help the Jamaican Bobsled team get to Sochi,” was started on Crowd Tilt Sunday even afternoon, and from the looks of things, with just 8 days left, the team may just meet their goal.
“I’m not a person who likes to quit,” Watts said. “I put my heart into it and I know for a fact that people are going to help this team.”
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