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Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Month: Glencoe Mountain Resort

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each month we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the month”.   This month’s winner is Glencoe Mountain Resort in the Scottish Highlands. The team at Glencoe have launched a crowdfunding campaign that could be a “game-changer” for skiing in […]

29th September 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: City Of London Mile

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.   This week’s winner is City of London Mile, the UK’s most inclusive race. The annual City of London Mile, first held in June 2014, is completely free to enter, and […]

29th September 2017 read full article

8 Most Expensive Sports

Sport is fantastic, and for the most-part, getting started or involved in sport can be done for quite a small price. However, there are some sports which cost an arm and a leg to compete in. At PledgeSports, we are huge sports fans and acknowledge that now more than ever sports funding is difficult to […]

25th September 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: Nikki Love

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.   This week’s winner is the inspiring Nikki Love. On August 27th, Nikki will set off on a world record attempt, running 63 marathons in 63 consecutive days throughout […]

18th August 2017 read full article

Fundraising For Sports Teams

We are global leaders with years of experience in fundraising for sports teams from all sports around the world, and because of that, we’ve become the perfect platform to help you generate the money your team needs. Crowdfunding is a powerful platform which can grow the reach of fundraising for sports teams by tenfold. In […]

8th August 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: Sarinah Maduro

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.   This week’s winner is 14-year-old Caribbean tennis talent, Sarinah Maduro. Sarinah wants to finish off the year in style by participating in the prestigious Eddie Herr International Junior Championships […]

28th July 2017 read full article

Crowdfund Your Way To Where You Want To Be: Top 10 Crowdfunding Reward Ideas

Scoop Hockey is a dedicated space offering everything hockey related in one place.  Whether you’re looking for news, features, reviews or everything else associated with one of the most dramatic sports on earth, then Scoop Hockey is the place to find it. Here is a guest blog they recently wrote on the Top 10 Crowdfunding […]

28th July 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: Pam Thorburn

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.   This week’s winner is British ski cross athlete Pam Thorburn. Pam has launched a sports crowdfunding campaign to raise money which will support her bid to qualify for […]

21st July 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: Molly Summerhayes

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.   This week’s winner is 19-year-old British freestyle skier, Molly Summerhayes. Molly has launched a sports crowdfunding campaign to raise money which will support her bid to qualify for […]

14th July 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: Czech Touch

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.  This week’s winners are the Czech Republic Junior Touch Cubs. The U15 squad have their sights set on the Junior Touch Championships being hosted in Dublin this August. Touch […]

7th July 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: Zambia Hockey

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.  This week’s winners are the Zambian Men’s and Ladies hockey teams. On February 26th, 2017 they made history in becoming the first Zambian hockey teams in history to qualify for […]

30th June 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week: Venezuela Hockey

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”.  This week’s winners are the Venezuelan Men’s Hockey Team.  Under the management of former president René Granat, the team has been working extremely hard since 2013 to build a strong […]

16th June 2017 read full article

Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week: Sweden Touch

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Sports Crowdfunding Campaign of the Week”. This week’s winners are Sweden’s U15 Touch Rugby team. Within just one week the team had smashed their crowdfunding target and the fantastic support is still coming in […]

9th June 2017 read full article

Who Are PledgeSports?

PledgeSports is a global crowdfunding and sponsorship platform for sport! Spreading across 41 countries around the world (and counting), we have helped men, women, kids, teams, clubs, and even the odd OAP raise money in every sport known to man (and there are some pretty crazy sports out there!) Outside of humans, we have help sports […]

8th June 2017 read full article

Crowdfunding For Minority Sports

We love minority sports and have now run crowdfunding campaigns for nearly every sport know to man in 35 countries around the world and counting! PledgeSports has helped athletes and teams from around the world raise over one million for sport since 2014.  We get a new sport in every month that we’ve not even heard of, […]

31st May 2017 read full article

Crowdfunding For The Winter Olympics

With the hangover from Rio 2016 well and truly over it’s time to prepare for another major international sporting event. We’re talking, of course, about the Winter Olympics. At PledgeSports, we have established ourselves as the world’s leading platform when it comes to crowdfunding for the Winter Olympics. With winter sports becoming more and more popular, […]

16th May 2017 read full article

Athlete Of The Week: Kate Kerr-Horan

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Every Friday we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”.  This week’s winner is Kate Kerr-Horan. At 3-years-old, Kate suffered a serious injury and her parents were told that she would never walk again. Fast-forward 20 years and Kate is […]

12th May 2017 read full article

Athlete of the Week: Scarlett Mew Jensen

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Every Friday we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”.  This week’s winner is 15-year-old British diver, Scarlett Mew Jensen. After seven years of diving, Scarlett has been selected to represent Team GB at hir first ever senior Grand Prix […]

5th May 2017 read full article

Niche Sports: Sled Dog Racing

At PledgeSports, we absolutely love niche sports. They’re great fun, highly competitive and often times very exciting to watch. One sport which captures all of the above is sled dog racing. The sport originated in the Arctic regions the US, Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Russia and some of the traditionally colder European countries, where sled dogs […]

20th April 2017 read full article

Every Champ Starts Somewhere – Sergio Garcia

Spanish eyes were smiling on Sunday at The Masters this year as after 20 years of pro golf and 73 consecutive major starts, Sergio Garcia claimed his maiden major victory and the much-coveted green jacket.  Will you be the next Sergio Garcia? See how PledgeSports can help you get there. The final round set the stage […]

10th April 2017 read full article

Revolutionary Fundraising For Niche Sports

We love niche sports and have now run crowdfunding campaigns for nearly every sport know to man in 33 countries around the world and counting! PledgeSports have helped athletes and teams from around the world raise over one million for sport since 2014.  As experts in sports crowdfunding, we are the best-equipped platform to help you fundraise for […]

6th April 2017 read full article

Are We In The Golden Era Of Sports Fundraising?

At PlegdeSports we’ve now raised over one million for athletes, teams, clubs, foundations and sports films worldwide. From Tonga to Tanzania, to Texas (ok, it’s not a country, but it’s a damn big state), we’ve had successful sports fundraising projects from all corners of the globe and our statistics show the industry is gathering record […]

4th April 2017 read full article

Why Athletes Should Use a Website to Attract Sponsors

We see crowdfunding as the first step toward securing athlete sponsorship. Social media allows athletes to leverage the power of posting quality, popular content in order to find sponsors and get funded. In crowdfunding with PledgeSports, athletes can take charge of their futures. Jocelyn Brown is a professional freelancer writer and mother. When not at work she […]

3rd March 2017 read full article

The PledgeSports “Month In A Minute”

February kicked off with a bang as we marked our 3rd birthday by launching our brand new sports blog. The feedback has been fantastic and we are constantly adding lots of quality content to it. We’ve got something for everyone in here – check it out! End Of An Era February sees us say farewell to one […]

28th February 2017 read full article

Team Of The Week: Heads Together And Row

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”, but this week we’ve opted for a “Team of the Week” award instead. This week’s winners are Heads Together And Row. It’s the team’s final week on PledgeSports, so we urge […]

24th February 2017 read full article

Barefoot Aleks Completes Incredible 6189km Ultra Run

On the 16th of February 2017, Aleks Kashefi went where no man ever has before and completed an unsupported ultra run through the entire length of Europe. Over the course of 196 days, Aleks (or Barefoot as we’ve come to know him) ran 6189km from Nordkap in Norway’s most northerly point, to Tarifa in Spain, […]

22nd February 2017 read full article

Athlete Of The Week: Hannah Stevenson

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Every Friday we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week”. This week’s winner is British skeleton athlete, Hannah Stevenson. The 23-year-old Nottingham native recently finished her masters in Sheffield Hallam University and has now switched her focus from […]

17th February 2017 read full article

Pledge Sports Celebrates 3rd Birthday In Style

No Cake Or Candles, Just A Brand New Blog Believe it or not we have been so busy we forgot it was our birthday today… We can’t believe it’s been 3 years.  In that 3 years we have raised nearly 1 million for sports in 32 different countries around the world. To add to this success we […]

13th February 2017 read full article

5 Tips To Help You Hit Your Fundraising Target

You’ve just started to fundraise and it feels like a lot stands between you and your target. That’s OK! By following our step-by-step tips you can hit your fundraising target and ensure you raise the funds you require. 1) Storytelling What NOT to do: “I am Mr. Smith, I am a boxer, I need £2,000 to […]

9th February 2017 read full article

How Crowdfunding Has Changed Fundraising For Tennis

Tennis is undeniably one of the most expensive sports on the planet. In fact, a 2010 study by the U.S. Tennis Association showed that the an average season as a professional would cost a player $143,000 in expenses. PledgeSports have raised more money for tennis than any other sport, and are considered the world leader […]

2nd February 2017 read full article

Examples Of Successful Crowdfunding

We are the best at what we do. One of the reasons for this is that we are experts in this industry and give people the advice and training they need to be successful (Not that everyone listens!). So, we thought we would put together a blog with some examples of successful crowdfunding and show why […]

25th January 2017 read full article

Pardon Ndhlovu – One Milestone At A Time

Pardon Ndhlovu is a Zimbabwean Olympian and former PledgeSports athlete who has lived an incredible and unique life to date. In our first edition of guest blogs, the 29 year-old tells of his remarkable, inspiring story and the milestones he has achieved along the way. Enjoy! Zimbabwe: The Early Years If I was to sum […]

23rd January 2017 read full article

Who Can Crowdfund On PledgeSports?

We often receive emails asking, “Who Can Crowdfund”, “Can I be on PledgeSports?”, “What age do I have to be?”, “Can I set up a campaign for someone else?”, and “What country must I be from?” The answer to all of the above questions is that any athlete or team, of any age, from any […]

20th January 2017 read full article

10 Tips For Successful Crowdfunding

HAVING helped start and fund 100s of campaigns on PledgeSports, founder and CEO Richard Pearson knows what it takes to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. Now he’s letting the cat out of the bag by giving you his 10 tips for successful crowdfunding in this handy Q&A. Let’s begin… 10 Tips For Successful Crowdfunding What’s […]

11th January 2017 read full article

Who will be the top PledgeSports people of 2017?

The clock is already ticking on 2017, but what will the coming year have in store for PledgeSports’ athletes? In 12 months time, who will stand out as our athlete/team of the year? We already have one person on the list for 17 and that’s Barefoot Aleks.  He is set to be the first person to […]

6th January 2017 read full article

PledgeSports “Athlete of the Year”

2016 has been a great year for us, but that has been made so purely through the great people we have the fortune of working with on a daily basis.  To honour the fantastic times our athletes have given us over the last 12 months, we wanted to give something back to them. One of […]

21st December 2016 read full article

PledgeSports Top 5 Moments of 2016

“We had a massive year in 2015 – we expanded into more than 14 countries, had a successful round of investment, and even managed to pick up a Global Summit award along the way!  “To match that in 2016 was never going to be easy but I think we pulled it off. Better than that, […]

15th December 2016 read full article

Make It Rain: Top 5 Tips For Crowdfunding Success

YOU know your crowdfunding project has a great purpose, but that needs to be communicated to your audience.  How do you make your campaign stand out from the crowd? Here are our top tips to take your crowdfunding to the next level… 1. Be Likeable Hate to point out the blatantly obvious, but if people […]

14th December 2016 read full article

Top 5 Blogs Of 2016

We’ve had a look at our site analytics and come up with our Most Popular Blogs of 2016 among readers. To make life easy for you we’ve put them all into one page for you to enjoy! No.1 – Athletes Running On Empty: Hitting The Wall In this piece we get to grips with the […]

13th December 2016 read full article

Q&A: Pledge Sports founder Richard Pearson talks Crowdfunding

RICHARD PEARSON, CEO and founder of PledgeSports, has kicked back his heels to reveal everything it has taken to make this sports crowdfunding platform the world leader. In the first of five interviews with Dublin City University student Molly Swan, Pearson speaks candidly about running a start-up, sports funding and the crowdfunding era. Let’s begin. […]

8th December 2016 read full article

Al-Aire Films Reflect On Crowdfunding For “Para-Riders”

 ”At PledgeSports we love movies! So, being involved in helping to finance one was a great experience, especially when it revolved around para-cycling and the Paralympic athletes at Rio 2016. From a crowdfunding perspective, it’s always great to see what the money is being used for and the end result. So, seeing the short film […]

2nd December 2016 read full article

Trick or Tweet: Get The Most From Your Posts

Every day, 500 million tweets are sent out into the Twittersphere. Standing out from the crowd can be difficult, but fret no more, we have some great tips on how you can get the most from your posts. There’s no perfect science in optimising Twitter performance. However, the following information is based on 4.8 million […]

30th November 2016 read full article

Q&A: Sophie Rooney Writes Name Into History Books

‘Dare Mighty Things’ “When I first talked to Sophie, she inspired us all here, particularly me, with her motto – “Dare Mighty Things”.  I think we all have a dream deep down to do something out of the ordinary, a real challenge to test our limits or do something completely extraordinary. Sophie has accomplished this. […]

26th November 2016 read full article

Crowdfunding Success: Golden Moment For Para-Riders Film

Millions of spectators around the world watched the Rio 2016 Paralympics last summer, but nobody was afforded the chance to watch this great event through the eyes of a Paralympic athlete. That is, until now. Karen Darke is a British paralympic cyclist, paratriathlete, adventurer, author, and most recently, a crowdfunding success. Last year, Karen came to […]

22nd November 2016 read full article

Fundraising Dressage with PledgeSports

Is Dressage your passion? Do you dream of becoming a champion of the sport? Is it your ambition to follow in the footsteps of the forefathers of Dressage, like Federico Grisone, William Cavendish and Gustav Steinbrecht? Do you you strive to be a great revolutionary, like Charlotte Dujardin or Debbie McDonald? If so, PledgeSports can […]

26th October 2016 read full article

Funding Your Extreme Adventure

Adrenaline is like an addiction, there are few better sensations than feeling it course through your veins. The greatest shot of adrenaline is to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly, for so long. It makes you feel truly alive. At PledgeSports we love extreme challenges and expeditions, they are our adrenaline. With […]

25th October 2016 read full article

Fundraising For Your Local Rugby Club

The local club is the heartbeat of any rugby community. It provides a lifestyle, a passion and a sense of belonging for those involved. Fundraising for your local rugby club is key to its existence and its success, and that is where PledgeSports can help you and your local club keep up the great work. […]

20th October 2016 read full article

Generation of tennis is inspired by Elena Baltacha

On May 14th 2014, British tennis icon and former Olympian, Elena Baltacha-Severino, passed away after her battle with a serious liver condition and ultimately, liver cancer. The legacy Baltacha left behind is one of inspiration and determination. Diagnosed with Primary Sclerosis Cholangitis at 19, Elena played her way to the top of the tennis world, overcoming […]

7th October 2016 read full article

Gaelic Masters Association fill the void in life after GAA

GAA is a way of life. It’s something you’re born in to. The sport captures the mind and body from a very young age and becomes an integral part of existence for the foreseeable future. But what happens when something that important and time consuming stops? How are players filling the void left by a […]

5th October 2016 read full article

Irish Hockey thank fans for Rio 2016 Support

Irish Hockey goalkeeper David Fitzgerald met with PledgeSports CEO & Founder Richard Pearson to discuss the team’s hugely successful crowdfunding campaign and how important a role the Irish hockey community and wider public played in turning the team’s Olympic hopes into reality.   RP: We’re here with David Fitzgerald from the Irish Hockey team, who were […]

4th October 2016 read full article

Crowdfunding your Winter Olympic challenge

The hangover from Rio 2016 has finally past, and as we enter the autumn the months there is a new major event upon the horizon. This is, of course, the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. Last summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games were filled with controversy and adversity, but amidst the madness there were several moments […]

3rd October 2016 read full article

JimGump has started world’s longest run

On October 1st, Jim Plunkett-Cole (JimGump) set off on what is the longest run ever attempted. 20,000 miles and 3 years of running stand between Jim and the history books.   Jim is recreating the infamous cross-country trek from the 1994 Oscar-winning film, Forrest Gump, hence his apt nickname, JimGump. Over the 1,172 day run, […]

29th September 2016 read full article

Tongan quits his job to become first Winter Olympic skier

Tongan skier, Kasete Naufahu Skeen, has dropped his job and city life in London in an attempt to be Tonga’s first skier to compete in the Winter Olympics. It may sound like a reality-meets-Cool Runnings scenario, but rest assured, Skeen is treating his campaign with the utmost seriousness. He is very aware of the fact […]

27th September 2016 read full article

Want to work in a company that helps people; achieve their dreams, go on extreme expeditions across the world; win gold medals; or make films??

Want to work in a company that helps people; achieve their dreams, go on extreme expeditions across the world; win gold medals; or make films?? If so, we are looking for a community manager to come in and make PledgeSports an even more exciting place. Someone young, vibrant, interested in sport and up to speed […]

15th September 2016 read full article

Good luck to our crowdfunded Paralympians!

IT’S day one of the Rio 2016 Paralympics and we are looking forward to seeing our crowdfunded Paralympians in action! Of course, they aren’t just our crowdfunded Paralympians, they are also yours; it was your support that helped them get to Rio 2016 and it is your support that will continue to fire them through […]

8th September 2016 read full article

Sponsor Athletes, Not Officials – Use Crowdfunding

THROUGHOUT the Rio 2016 Olympic Games we were appalled by the way athletes were treated. So many incidents highlighted once again why sports crowdfunding is the only way you should offer support to athletes; the only way you know for sure that your support Sponsors Athletes NOT Officials. Village disaster The Olympic Village in Recreio […]

22nd August 2016 read full article

Any of these your sports? Take aim for Tokyo 2020

FIVE new sports will be introduced to the Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee announced today – and we are here to help all of them through sports crowdfunding. A total of 28 sports will be played at the Rio 2016 Games over the next two weeks, but these leave out hugely […]

3rd August 2016 read full article

Paralympics Ireland launches crowdfunder – with exclusive Dreaming Of Rio rewards

PARALYMPICS IRELAND has launched a sports crowdfunding campaign with us today – and it comes with an exclusive reward! They’ve commissioned the beautiful, limited edition, Dreaming Of Rio print, a gorgeous work which embodies everything the Paralympic Games are – More Than Sport. Thanks to this Paralympics Ireland campaign, there are now yet even more […]

27th July 2016 read full article

12 PledgeSports Crowdfunders selected for Rio 2016!

NO turning back now. Olympic selections have been made for Rio 2016 and we’re thrilled to announce that we have helped 12 athletes and teams make it on to their Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic rosters. And we’re already working on fundraising campaigns to help the future generation of stars get to Tokyo 2020! Are […]

21st July 2016 read full article

Women’s Rugby Support Rises With Olympic 7s Debut

WOMEN’S Rugby will be played at the Olympic Games for the first time this August as the new Rugby 7s tournaments for men and women are introduced at Rio 2016. In the build-up to that, we have seen an influx in brand new Women’s Rugby teams, and expanding established teams, coming to us with renewed […]

20th July 2016 read full article

Two Millies And A Ross – Diving In For GB & Sheffield

TWO Millies and a Ross have joined PledgeSports.org to fund their first major step towards becoming Team GB’s Divers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Millie Haffety, Millie Fowler, and Ross Haslam are part of Britain’s elite junior diving squad. They are teenagers, who have just finished their A Levels, are all from Sheffield, and have […]

29th June 2016 read full article

Imagine Meeting Nick Bollettieri Days Before Wimbledon?

WANT to know what a world-famous Octogenarian tennis coach is up to on the eve of Wimbledon? PLEDGESPORTS Founder Richard Pearson doesn’t hide the fact that he’s a huge tennis fan, so when he literally bumped into legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri at his tennis club in Dublin, he was shocked. “I became a massive tennis […]

29th June 2016 read full article

When Barefoot Met Gump At Parkrun

IT has been a phenomenal fews weeks following our THREE crowdfunding ultra-marathon runners as they prepare to take on runs later this year that will total more than 26,000 miles – and then this happened. It blew our socks off really: JimGump, out to bring Forrest Gump’s US-wide run to life, jogging side-by-side with Barefoot […]

16th June 2016 read full article

Crowdfunding Helps Athlete Gain Rio 2016 Spot

ABSOLUTELY fantastic news today when a humble, talented, athlete that used crowdfunding to fund his bid to make the Zimbabwe Rio 2016 team did just that! That is what it is all about guys, that’s why we’re online and why you’re reading this story: to help athletes fulfil their dreams – they have the physical […]

10th June 2016 read full article

Paralympics Fundraisers Need Your Final Push

LESS than 100 days out from the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, what are many of Britain and Ireland’s leading medal hopes doing? Worrying about fundraising. They are worrying about fundraising for travel costs, for accommodation costs, for the latest equipment, the best nutrition, for extra time off work to train, for […]

30th May 2016 read full article

Self-Funding To Rio 2016? We Can Help

QUALIFIED for Rio 2016? Self-Funding? Not sure where you’re going to find the time or money to raise the bar for the Olympic Games in August? Take control of your time and olympic funding, just like these guys are already doing with PledgeSports.org. Rosie Galligan, Middle Distance Runner Irish National 1500m Champion Fastest Irish woman […]

18th May 2016 read full article

Couch to 3,000km: Diary Of An Ultra Marathon Beginner

Training For Ultra Marathons For Beginners WE’VE so many ultra marathon runners raising adventure funding on PledgeSports.org right now, we felt sharing their expertise was well overdue. Behold, the latest extract from running newcomer Sophie Rooney’s Diary of An Ultra Marathon Beginner It’s The Rooney’s (almost) Couch to 3,000km: Training for Ultra Marathons For Beginners: […]

16th May 2016 read full article

Crowdfunding Roland-Garros Hope Gains Season Sponsor

  WHAT starts small, doesn’t have to end small. Small donations on our sports crowdfunding campaigns can grow into full-on commercial sponsorship. Lucy Shuker is proof. Lucy Shuker is a wheelchair tennis player, who with Jordanne Whiley in the doubles, landed Great Britain its first ever women’s wheelchair tennis medal at London 2012′s Paralympic Games. At […]

11th May 2016 read full article

Country Rallies For Olympic Hockey Fundraiser

WHEN we started PledgeSports, we saw it as a sports fundraising model that could outlive any others and put sports people, teams, and clubs more in control of their futures. Now after just two years in we are seeing an entire country get behind it’s Hockey Team for a historic Olympic Hockey Fundraiser. Here is […]

11th May 2016 read full article

Digital Athletes Out To Be First Self-Funded Tennis Stars

MICHAEL MISCHKER is a digital marketing executive and father to a pair of talented tennis players, who he believes can become the first self-funded junior tennis players in the world. The Global Vice President of Digital Marketing SAP Hybris founded the brand tennisBrothers for his sons Felix and Lucian, and it has built a social media […]

18th April 2016 read full article

Runner On Road To Rio Thanks To Crowdfunding

IT’S always heart-warming to see an athlete’s dreams come true and for the Olympic Runner that’s about to happen thanks to her sports crowdfunding campaign on PledgeSports. Rosie Galligan is Ireland’s fastest ever female 800m runner, having cracked the legendary Sonia O’Sullivan’s 19-year-old National Record. She’s also the reigning 1500m National Championship, the third fastest […]

13th April 2016 read full article

Sponsor Lacrosse As World LAX Comes To Limerick

IRELAND Lacrosse has launched a sponsorship campaign to find lacrosse sponsors for its World Lacrosse Championships bid this year, just days after confirming that World LAX is coming to Limerick. The Irish men’s U19 Lacrosse team is set to make its first World Championships appearance at this July’s FIL Men’s World Under-19 Lacrosse Championships in Coquitlam, […]

13th April 2016 read full article

Lacrosse Funding Campaigns Make Championship Cut

FOR two of England lacrosse funding campaigns, this summer’s championship bids just got real. England Lacrosse this week launched three lacrosse funding campaigns on PledgeSports.org, using the sports crowdfunding platform to open supporters clubs for the Men‘s and Women’s senior squads, and the Men’s U19 team. Each has a major upcoming international goal that the […]

29th March 2016 read full article

National Sports Teams Thriving On Crowdfunding

BEING a country’s national team, however successful, far from guarantees funding from a national governing body – or even having a NGO at all. In Britain alone, national teams performing in 6-Aside Football, Touch Rugby, Curling, Waterpolo and Netball receive moderate to zero funding support from the associations they are representing on a world stage. […]

8th March 2016 read full article

How We’re Fighting For Women’s Sports Sponsorship

JUST 0.4% of all UK sports sponsorship deals are for women’s sports sponsorship and a movement towards equal pay and equal prize-money for the genders remains far from complete. So what should women in sport do? Getting behind campaigns like #ThisGirlCan and Womeninsport.org – who last year revealed the startling women’s sports sponsorship statistics - is a […]

8th March 2016 read full article

How Pledge Sports Supports Women In Sport

IT’S International Womens Day, and we are international women supporters. We’d like to show you how and catch up with some of the talented sports women we have supported since last year’s International Womens Day. One of our most memorable sports crowdfunding projects was the para-equestrian Emma Cahill from Dublin in Ireland. Emma was a […]

8th March 2016 read full article

Tarplee Crowdfunding leads to Irish National Title!

WE were absolutely delighted to watch distance runner Claire Tarplee land the women’s 1500m title at last weekend’s Irish National Indoor Athletics Championships, just days after the end of her Rio 2016 crowdfunding campaign. Winning at the Indoor Athletics Championships was a huge step towards being selected as part of Athletics Ireland’s Rio 2016 Olympics squad […]

29th February 2016 read full article

Why Is Britain So Good At Skeleton Racing?

WHERE did Skeleton racing come from and why is Britain so good at it? We’ve helped Biathletes, Snowboarders, Curlers and Skiiers get the winter sports funding they need in the build up to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang in 2018, but the most impressive are our Skeleton racers. Sliding down icy chutes at over 130km/h, […]

1st December 2015 read full article

Winter Sports Taking Off Too Fast

A SURGE in Winter Sports athletes joining PledgeSports has prompted us to worry that Winter Sports are just taking off too fast in Britain and Ireland. Jamaica knows exactly what these mild nations are going through. Back in 1988, the whole country was absorbed by this ridiculous notion that a tropical island was going to take […]

25th November 2015 read full article

PledgeSports among nominees for Sport Industry Awards

IT’S awards season and we’re delighted to announce that, hot on the heels of our World Summit Award, PledgeSports.org is among the nominees for the Irish Sport Industry Awards. These awards have been set up this year by the Federation of Irish Sport to recognise excellence in the thriving Irish Sport Industry. The 12 award categories […]

29th October 2015 read full article

The Autumn Newsletter: Guess who’s Top Project?!

Autumn Newsletter Big news, PledgeSports.org has merged with Talent Backer! In an exciting move for us and all our crowdfunders, PledgeSports.org has joined forces with another crowdfunder, Talent Backer, bringing together invaluable resources – all directed at ensuring YOU achieve YOUR goals. Soon Talent Backer will relaunch as an entertainment crowdfunding operation, continuing the support […]

14th October 2015 read full article

PledgeSports.org takes over Talent Backer’s sports crowdfunding arm

  RICHARD PEARSON, CEO and founder of PledgeSports.org, has taken over Talent Backer and merged its sports crowdfunding assets into PledgeSports.org. The move comes as part of PledgeSports.org’s continued expansion, boosting the European leader in sports crowdfunding’s brand and allowing Talent Backer to continue to support the Arts community by relaunching as an entertainment crowdfunding […]

14th October 2015 read full article

Let’s remind you why you give to sports crowdfunding

IT’S easy to forget why you gave your hard-earned cash to a Pledge Sports crowdfunding project, so every now and again we like to give you a reminder of where that support goes. Earlier this year the Monmouthshire Pony Club Mounted Games Team joined Pledge Sports to try to raise money to cover the costs […]

13th October 2015 read full article

Pledge Sports wins World Summit Award for digital innovation

PledgeSports.org among the 40 winners of UN-based World Summit Award, showcasing the world’s best practices in digital innovation 40 Winners, 24 Runner-ups, selected from 386 nominations. This World Summit Award once more brings you a diameter of innovation from Indonesia to Argentina, from Iceland to New Zealand. After a huge selection process, PledgeSports.org was one […]

12th October 2015 read full article

Hockey Team Funded: Tanzania’s Off To Olympic Qualifying

National women’s hockey team raises money for Rio 2016 dream THREE years ago Tanzania did not have a women’s hockey team now, thanks to the hockey funding they received via their Sports Crowdfunding campaign, they are heading to Africa Olympic Qualifying next month. Italian Valentina Quaranta, charity COPE’s Volunteer of the Year 2015, built the […]

18th September 2015 read full article

I Can Focus On World Championships Thanks To Crowdfunding

Sports crowdfunding answer to Deary’s training funding woes TRIATHLETE Emma Deary recently raised nearly £4,000 to fund her training and travel costs for the World Triathlon Championships in Chicago and next year’s European Triathlon Championships in Lisbon. The Bishop’s Stortford athlete did this through sports crowdfunding with Pledge Sports and, in her thank you message […]

24th August 2015 read full article

Why Is Pledge Sports Crowdfunding Better?

Why Choose Pledge Sports Crowdfunding To Fund Your Goals? THERE are lots of crowdfunding websites in the world wide web. There are even some other crowdfunding websites that specialise in sports. What they all have in common is that they charge commission on the funds raised through