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Everything You Need To Know About Comparing NFL Odds

It seems like every week this year there are new sports books sprouting up. While they may be hard to track, this can only be a good thing for us bettors. The more sites offering betting odds, the easier it makes comparing NFL odds, which lets you shop for the best price on every game, […]

23rd November 2020 read full article

The all time greatest Hockey players in the NHL

Like all sports, hockey has it’s greats and some who are just in a league of their own, Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe and Bobby Orr are just that and there’s not much arguing in the hockey community about it.  Here’s our pick of the 10 greatest Hockey players in the National Hockey League: 10. Doug […]

19th May 2020 read full article

Choosing the right running shoe for your foot

We have written a lot about running over the years, and have covered everything from trail to ultra runs. This time we’re focusing on the single most important piece of equipment you need for running, so before you get out there and pound those roads, you need to make sure you have the right tools […]

9th September 2019 read full article

Top 6 Slot Games

It’s difficult to set aside only several slot games as the best ones on the market. They’re all improving so rapidly and so unstoppably that we’ll soon have endless options. Of course, those free slot machines with free spins and higher RTP rates always used to stand out as more inclined towards players. We’ve compiled a […]

2nd August 2019 read full article

Charity skydiving: what you need to know

Are you thinking of raising money for charity with some sort of event or challenge? Why not give skydiving a try? Skydiving is one of the ultimate fundraising challenges because it wills people to donate on the basis that they don’t think they would be able to do it. Being brave and doing the jump […]

13th June 2018 read full article

The Most Popular Sports in Singapore

If you are planning to visit Singapore and you are a lover of sports, then there is a lot in store for you. The country values sports and is known as the best in sports in the region. Their players in different sports are also some of the best not only in the country but […]

3rd April 2018 read full article

CRAZY SPORTING FUNDRAISERS

CRAZY SPORTING FUNDRAISERS Raising money for good causes is something we can all get behind. So whether it’s a charity football match between neighbouring pubs, a darts competition or an event at the local golf club, the combination between sports and worthwhile causes is a winning one. However, sometimes you want to find something a […]

11th September 2017 read full article

The 5 Toughest Cycling Races On Earth

The most famous cycling race is, of course, the Tour de France, but is it the toughest? At Pledgesports, we’re huge bike fans and have helped athletes from all bike disciplines raise money through sports crowdfunding. Who Are PledgeSports? By looking at races from all kinds of biking, we have created an ultimate list of […]

4th July 2017 read full article

Most Followed Female Sports People On Twitter

There are billions of sports fans around the world and as 328 million of us actively use Twitter every month, there is a huge opportunity for fans to get closer to their favourite female athletes. At PledgeSports, we work with athletes to raise money, but also raise their online profile and make them more attractive to […]

21st June 2017 read full article

Most Followed Sports People On Instagram

There are billions of sports fans around the world and as 700 million of us actively use Instagram every month, there is a huge opportunity for fans to get closer to their favourite athletes. At PledgeSports, we work with athletes to raise money, but also raise their online profile and make them more attractive to sponsors […]

21st June 2017 read full article

10 Most Followed Female Sports People On Instagram

There are billions of sports fans around the world and as 700 million of us actively use Instagram every month, there is a huge opportunity for fans to get closer to their favourite female athletes. At PledgeSports, we work with athletes to raise money, but also raise their online profile and make them more attractive to […]

21st June 2017 read full article

Most Difficult Sports In The World

We’ve created a list of the most difficult sports in the world based on the sport’s difficulty, the danger athletes face, the different skills involved in the sport and the conditions athletes must endure in order to come out on top. At PledegSports, we have worked with a ton of athletes from almost every sport […]

8th June 2017 read full article

The Hardest Sports In The World

We’ve created a list of the hardest sports in the world based on the sport’s difficulty, the danger athletes face, the different skills involved in the sport and the conditions athletes must endure in order to come out on top. As the world’s number 1 crowdfunding site for sports, we have worked with thousands of athletes […]

8th June 2017 read full article

13 Most Unfortunate Names In Sport

A combo of bad parenting, immature humour and just complete bad luck. Here are the 13 most unfortunate names in sport. Be glad you aren’t one of these guys! 1. Butt Fuchs 2. Rusty Kuntz A fine example of some truly, awful parenting. 3. Steve Sharts Ah, careful how high you lift your leg there […]

13th January 2017 read full article

13 Most Unlucky Sports Accidents Ever

1. Silva Snaps On December 28th, 2013, UFC legend Anderson Silva faced Chris Weidman in a rematch for the Middleweight belt Silva had lost at UFC 162 earlier that year. Unfortunately for Silva, it didn’t exactly go to plan. Take a look. 2. Dr Darius Vassell In 2002, Aston Villa striker Darius Vassell was out […]

13th January 2017 read full article

‘I train full-time thanks to Sports Crowdfunding’

BRITISH star Skeleton Racer Kim Murray has been welling up with thanks for her sports crowdfunding campaign supporters, after exceeding her target by a whopping 127%! Murray, hailing from the Isle of Wight, was a top long jumper, but she got spotted by the Power2Podium talent search and entered skeleton. Turns out, she’s seriously good, […]

24th February 2016 read full article

The Barefoot Runner Making Olympic Marathon Waves

PARDON NDHLOVU joined PledgeSports.org to raise marathon running funding as he is on the cusp of making the Rio 2016 Zimbabwe Olympic Team. We knew he was talented and we knew he was fast, but what we didn’t know is that this marathon runner, who sits second on the list to make Zimbabwe’s Rio 2016 team, […]

9th February 2016 read full article

Athlete of the Week: Takanyi Garanganga

The Next Face of African Tennis: Takanyi Garanganga 2014 is the Breakthrough Year for Zimbabwean Takanyi Garanganga. Hailed as “The Next Face of African Tennis”, the 23-year-old is the third highest-ranked African on the ATP Tour. As a junior  Takanyi Garanganga reached a ranking high of 17th in the world, impressing in the French Open, […]

14th September 2014 read full article

Crowdfunding: The Future of Sports Fundraising

Sports Fundraising Goes Online. Meet Sports Crowdfunding CROWDFUNDING can never completely replace traditional methods of sports fundraising, but it has emerged as the perfect supplement to present sports funding. In a time when all governing bodies have tight belts, funding for sports is become scarcer and more guarded than ever and athletes have to work […]

7th September 2014 read full article

Athlete of the Week: Sam Cairns

Brilliant But Brutal: Biathlete Sam Cairns FEATURED athlete of this week is Scottish Biathlete Sam Cairns. Sam Cairns is leading the way for biathlon – a sport that is mostly unknown in the UK but massively popular in Scandinavia – in Britain, having represented Team GB in the European Youth Olympics last year. Biathlon is an endurance sport […]

3rd September 2014 read full article

Athlete of the Week: Tom Reed

GB Judoka Tom Reed is fresh off the podium from his incredible performance at the Commonwealth Games. Having won the silver medal, he is hungrier than ever to secure his place on Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympics. We caught up with him to find out more about life as an elite Judo player… […]

12th August 2014 read full article

Athlete of the Week: Cathal O’Donovan

Cathal O’Donovan is Ireland’s top duathlete, having dominated the sport in Ireland and the UK for the last year. He’s on PledgeSports to raise funds to get to European Duathlon Championships in Austria this August. In this week’s feature Cathal tells us about his up coming competition schedule, niggling injuries, training and how he stays […]

30th July 2014 read full article

Athlete of the Week: Tamara Maxantova

Tamara Maxantova is the latest athlete to run a project with us. She is awesome! Since starting racing in 2011, she has progressed from a beginner triathlete, to Olympic distance and has sailed straight forward to the ironman distance. Tamara finished her first ironman race in a brilliant 11hours 10minutes in 2011. In July 2014, […]

22nd July 2014 read full article

A Perfect Pairing

We’ve blogged about commercial sponsorship being a viable and worthwhile strategy for local businesses. It was detailed how sponsorship is not just a marketing activity reserved for large industry leaders but a feasible and advantageous marketing strategy for small/medium businesses too. It was noted how sponsorship at this level can offer a host of business […]

17th July 2014 read full article

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: MARCUS WILLIS

MARCUS WILLIS, a British 23-year-old, professional tennis player, is this week’s PledgeSports Athlete of the Week. Ranked 322 in the world in singles and 224 in doubles, he has his eyes on the prize: Wimbledon 2015. Having jumped up the rankings, his dreams of reaching Wimbledon are now on course to becoming a reality. Having […]

16th July 2014 read full article

The Power of the Crowd

The impact of being a part of a crowdfunding project cannot be underestimated. By choosing to support an athlete/team featured on PledgeSports, it has a significant effect on that athlete/team’s future. A contribution makes the difference between making and breaking a dream. All contributions, regardless of their size brings these sportspeople closer to achieving their […]

10th July 2014 read full article

Athlete of the Week: Brendan Boyce

Resident PledgeSports Race Walker, Brendan Boyce has always been involved in sports. From cross country, to GAA, to table tennis, Boyce turned a hand to everything and showed promising sporting ability. But once he found Race Walking, that was it. He knew that this was the sport for him. Like many young kids, Brendan dreamed […]

9th July 2014 read full article

Team of the Week: Llandudno Junction FC

This week our Team of the Week is especially deserving. The Llandudno Junction FC U9’s are a special bunch of kids. They’re fundraising so they can compete in their first international tournament in Paris next year. In this week’s post we hear from Mike Smith, team coach, about the team’s beginnings, what the opportunity to […]

3rd July 2014 read full article

June Newsletter

We just released our June Newsletter! To receive updates sign up at the bottom of the page. To see the original click here. See what we’ve been up to at PledgeSports, read about our current crop of athletes and teams and hear about our wonderful news! We’ve been up to a lot at PledgeSports this […]

2nd July 2014 read full article

The Difference Your Contribution Makes

Many people are oblivious to the extent of the struggle athletes face. From the outside it my appear like an easy life, glamorous even. Some may think that going to the gym, travelling the world and competing in events every now and again is a breeze. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Many athletes […]

12th June 2014 read full article
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