In April, 2020, Olympian AJ Edelman got to work on a dream: field an Israeli 4-man Bobsled team that could eventually compete at the highest level of competition: at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The chances are terrific. After 6 months of tireless work the athletes have been recruited, an Olympian coach hired, and everything put into place. There's only one problem: with the season around the corner, the covid economy has taken out much of the team's support. Now Edelman is even putting up some of his Olympic memorabilia to get the team across the finish line. Own history and support a great cause, as BobTeam Edelman seeks to make history as Israel's first Olympic bobsled team.
If the team crosses a $150,000 threshold, for each dollar donated you will have one entry into a drawing for the following items:
-AJ's actual Olympic ring (seen on @ajedelman instagram)
-Olympic uniform worn in competition
Q. Doesn't the Israel Olympic Committee fund you?
A. Unfortunately no, they do not. The budget of the team is entirely privately funded, as we have yet to win any European Championship/World Cup medals, etc.
Q. Why is the season's cost so expensive?
A. Bobsled is incredibly resource intensive. Sleds cost upwards of $50k USD, the metal blades on the bottom $10k USD. Shipping a sled could cost 3-5k USD, suits $500, each run down the track $65, of which we'll take at least 300. etc. etc.
Q. Are donations tax deductible?
A. Yes! All donations are tax deductible, benefitting the Israel Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation, a registered 501c3 nonprofit.
Support the team and make history! All donations are tax deductible.
More info at BobTeamIsrael.com
- Mitchell Smith
- Suzane Troen
- nancy epstein
- Rick Zwelling
Fundraising team: Sara H (2)
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