As you know about now I decided to 100 percent commit to skateboarding and invest all my time, money and everything else I have in to it. Best I idea I ever had!
I have a lot of opportunities in my life as a skateboarder, I’m invited to a whole list of contests and skate related events all over the world but don’t have the funds to get there. I skate about 5 days a week and work out with a personal trainer 3 times a week, every once in a while I have physical therapy appointments and next to this I have a flexible job in youth care. On the level I’m skating at right now and the amount of time I put in I can’t have a full-time job alongside skateboarding. So I was talking to one of my friends who works at Cariphy and she told me it was a good idea to think about crowdfunding.
For me this was a crazy step because I’ve always just depended on me and worked for my own money since I was 12 years old. But with commitments come sacrifices, so I started researching.
A crowdfunding campaign is not something you just start but really have to invest time in. So we had this idea but how are we going to go about it. I had to give something back to the people who invest in me. So we decided to make packages, linked to skateboarding so then we have 5 packages: ollies, kickflippers, 360 flippers, lazer flippers and mctwisters. Depending on how much money the put in my fund I give them something back.
So I asked my sponsors to chip in with articles to give away, shoes, blackriver boards, fingerboards, percentages anything would help to give away at a raffle for the moment I have a plane ticket saved up. Sound like a plan right?
This week my crowdfunding campaign went online and I couldn’t be more proud. First of all I’m super proud of the video that the guys from KLEUR (www.wijzijnkleur.nl) put out, stoked to see that they made an amazing video that embodies the work I put in. Also I’m really moved by all the kind words and donations that are being made by my friends and family. So much support from unexpected corners… ❤ Saying I’m grateful wouldn’t be enough.. Skate is love 🙂
For more info please click –> Gofundme