I'm raising $26,000 to cover expenses associated to covering my first-ever Olympic Games.
I submitted my accommodation request form and will be expected to make my first deposit of roughly $4,750 (50% of projected hotel expenses) by May 1, 2021.
Here is a breakdown of my projected expenses:
Airfare - $10,000 USD
Hotel - $9,500 (50% due May 1, 2021)
Ground Transit - $1,000
Meals - $500
Per Diem - $2,000
Emergency - $3,000
A great deal of my sports journalism career has been self-funded. I've never let that stop me from covering some of the biggest events in women's sports, such as:
~NCAA Women's Frozen Four
~2017 NHL Draft
~CWHL All-Star Weekend
~Hockey Hall of Fame Induction
~NCAA Women's Final Four
~ WNBA All-Star Weekend
Help me fund my trip to the 2022 Beijing Olympics!
A percentage of all my freelance assignments will be added to this fundraiser. However, I won't add them here. Instead, I'll update the goal based on the money I've set aside from my other income streams.
Speaking of income, I'm selling #BlackRosie merchandise to help offset costs of this trip. You can buy these SAWEET stickers on Paypal.
!!!MORE MERCH COMING SOON!!!
About Erica L. Ayala
Since 2016, I've worked as a women's hockey journalist. I've covered every NWHL All-Star Weekend since 2018 and recently called games for the women's hockey season played in Lake Placid, NY.
I am the founding hockey writer for The IX Newsletter - the women's sports newsletter covering SIX women's sports and bringing you exclusive interviews and expert analysis directly to your inbox Monday-Saturday.
WATCH MY REEL
Other ways to support my trip:
1) Subscribe to my Youtube Channel
I'm less than 100 subs from a monetized channel! I'll be posting a lot of #Beijing2022 content here, so be sure to subscribe, set notifications, and comment on your favorite videos.
2) Subscribe to The IX Newsletter:
Get a weekly hockey roundup from a reporter on-site! I will also post fun BTS content throughout my 20 days.
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