Welcome to my new Mentor Program which is linked to my 2018 Winter Olympic Campaign Fundraiser. Please find below a description of what I set out to achieve in this program and find the profiles of nominated athletes on the ‘Mentor Program Nominees‘ page.
Cross Country skiing is a sport that may be small in Australia but I am very proud of what our National Team has achieved over the years. In my limited time left as an elite athlete in this sport, I am wanting to provide a form of guidance, motivation and assistance to the younger generation of skiers in return for the ongoing support I have received.
How it Works
Any upcoming Cross Country or Biathlon athlete will have the opportunity to be either nominated or self-nominated for my Mentor Program. For any nominated athlete, they have the option of writing a short (100-200 word) bio and supplying 1 action photo to create their very own profile on this website. This will then allow people who donate towards my campaign to vote according to which athlete they would like to see win 1 of 2 positions on the mentor program. The athlete with the most votes will win the first of these positions and the final position will be selected at random giving all nominees the chance of winning.
The mentor program is designed to give two young athletes a new level of guidance towards obtaining their goals as athletes and give an insight into what it takes to succeed. The two winners will have access to the following
· 3 Personal ‘ski with me’ sessions on rollerskis (Sydney) during the month of April
· 3 Personal ‘ski with me’ sessions on skis (Falls Creek or Perisher) during the months of July and August
· A full 9 months of training plan assistance
· A full 9 months of technique video analysis assistance
· Race support at selected races during the Australian Domestic season including full race wax support provided by me.
· A full tutorial on how to race wax skis.
· Advice on nutrition, and mental preparation techniques.
A $25 donation to my campaign buys a nomination and includes it’s own start up vote. Athletes can nominate themselves with no donation required and can email me directly at email@example.com to create their profile! The first 20 nominated athletes that successfully gain 2 votes will receive a signed World Cup or World Championships race bib! Nominated athletes have the option of creating their own 100-200 word profile which will can then be viewed on the Mentor Program Nominees page. This profile will give each athlete the opportunity to gain some positive exposure for their achievements so far and illustrate the goals they have for the future. They will be permitted to include their social media accounts so viewers are able to follow their progress.
Everyone that donates a value of $25 to my campaign will be encouraged to vote for the athlete they believe deserves to win a place on my mentor program. The votes are valued at $25 per vote so a donation of $75 for example will give the donor 3 votes to use as they wish. They may be placed all on the one athlete or distributed in any way they wish. To vote or nominate, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org after you have donated on the GoFundMe Webpage; https://www.gofundme.com/2018-winter-olympic-campaign . Please also don’t forget to include what prize you would like to go into the draw of winning – details on my ‘Fundraiser‘ page .