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Pyeongchang 2018 medal predictions

  They’re just around the corner and things are heating up for snow sports!  We are of course talking about the winter Olympics. The growth of popularity in winter sports on a global scale means that now, more so than ever before, there is a greater opportunity to qualify for the games and fly the […]

17th November 2017 read full article

The Fastest Sport Part 2

  To determine the fastest sports we looked at a few things, an item that travels at high speed that has to be caught or returned by another person requiring split second reaction times.  This was covered in Part 1 The Fastest Sports in the world. Or someone travelling at high speed, in a non motorised […]

9th November 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

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

The Ultimate Endurance Sport: Cross-Country Skiing

Through our hugely popular, “The Fittest Sport”, we discovered which sports boast the fittest athletes on the planet. Now, we switch our focus to endurance sports and determining what is “The Ultimate Endurance Sport”. If you’re wondering what the difference between fitness and endurance is, we’ve explained it here. The Ultimate Endurance Sport In this six-part series, […]

17th 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

The Fittest Sport On The Planet

“The Fittest Sport” series is sponsored by Mongoose Sports & Entertainment It’s an age-old source of debate among athletes, pundits and fans alike. But, after much research, we at Pledge Sports are providing a definitive answer to a near-impossible question: “What is the fittest sport?” The Fittest Sport It’s important to note, by “the fittest sport” […]

31st March 2017 read full article

Best Winter Olympics Moments Ever

Every four years, the Winter Olympics rolls around. Since beginning in 1924 the games have produced some fantastic scenes. Here, we re-live the best Winter Olympics moments ever. As experts in fundraising for winter sports, PledgeSports’ we’re helping a lot of Winter Olympic athletes get to Pyeongchang 2018. Maybe they will have some cracking moments […]

14th March 2017 read full article

The Fittest Sport: Part 5

“The Fittest Sport” series is sponsored by Mongoose Sports & Entertainment It’s an age-old source of debate among athletes, pundits and fans alike. But, after much research, we at Pledge Sports are providing a definitive answer to a near-impossible question: “What is the fittest sport?” The Fittest Sport It’s important to note, by “the fittest sport” […]

9th March 2017 read full article

Kim Murray: The Life Of A Future Winter Olympics Athlete

Since swapping the long jump sandpit for icy tracks two years ago, GB skeleton athlete Kim Murray has been working towards the Winter Olympics. She recently joined PledgeSports to fundraise her Winter Olympic ambition. In her guest blog, Kim gives an exclusive behind the scenes look into the life of an athlete trying to qualify for […]

8th March 2017 read full article

Athlete Of The Week: Kim Murray

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, Kim Murray. After a successful fundraising campaign in 2015 saw Kim raise over £2,500, 28-year-old Kim has returned to PledgeSports as […]

3rd March 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

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

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 Niche Sports You’ve Never Heard Of

The world is a big place. Needless to say there are some sports that you have never heard of. Luckily, the PledgeSports team pride themselves on being up to speed with everything there is to know about sport. Minority sports often go unfunded by governments and sports councils, therefore crowdfunding is the perfect option and […]

16th 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 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

Athlete Of The Week: Kasete Skeen – The Tongan Skier

PledgeSports have the pleasure of working with some phenomenal athletes and teams. Each week we will choose one of them as the PledgeSports “Athlete of the Week” award. This week’s winner is Kasete Skeen (The Tongan Skier). Potentially the coolest man on the planet, Kasete upped and left his job in London to pursue his ambition – […]

2nd December 2016 read full article

Life In The Fast Lane: Kim Murray Talks Winter Sports

Founder & CEO of PledgeSports, Richard Pearson, recently caught up with British skeleton athlete and PledgeSports success story, Kim Murray.  In this light-hearted chat the topics range from winter sports and favourite colours to spending lotto winnings, and everything in between. Here is what happened when Richard met Kim. Enjoy!   What’s your favourite colour?! […]

14th November 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

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

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

Olympic Charter Rule 40 Explained – What It Means For Sponsors & Athletes

FOR Rio 2016 the International Olympic Council has relaxed the Olympic Charter Rule 40, creating more flexibility for sports sponsors and athletes alike. Here we explain the IOC’s Rule 40 and what it means to athlete’s sponsorship deals for Rio 2016. What is Rule 40? The controversial Rule 40 is written into the Olympic Charter […]

28th July 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
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