Nigeria's Womens Bobsled Team
$75,000 of $75,000 goal
Photo by: Obi Grant
I am not a believer of “coincidence” – rather a God-fearing woman who understands that blessings are bestowed upon us when we maximize opportunities and operate with a selfless heart. My name is Seun Adigun, and I am the driver of the aspirant 2018 Winter Olympic Nigerian Women's Bobsled Team.
Since I was a child, my passion for sports has truly been unmatched. I was convinced I would be the first woman in the NBA, but eventually softened those ambitions to focus on a more natural talent - sprinting. I competed in track & field for University of Houston, and went on to become a three-time 100m hurdle Nigerian National Champion and 2012 Olympian for the country. To this day, I don't know why I did not make the announcement of my retirement from track in 2012, but in 2015 the professional athlete in me was revived.
Photo by: Obi Grant
By 2016, I was inspired to start the Nigerian Women's Bobsled team in hopes of being the first ever African representative, men or women, to qualify for the Winter Olympic Games in the sport of Bobsled.
Starting the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled team was not an easy decision, but I know it will be one of the most impactful things I will ever initiate. The fate of Nigeria's eligibility to be represented in the 2018 Winter Olympics rests exclusively on my ability to qualify as a competent driver. I decided to accept this responsibility and recruited two wonderful young women, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga, as my brakemen.
This incredible ambition towards athletic excellence is not possible to accomplish without raising the necessary funds - and that’s where you all come in!
As the driver, I am individually responsible for the vast majority of team and operational expenses. The 2016-2017 season has already begun, which has required me to jumpstart my spending to get everything set up. This has become increasingly difficult to uphold financially because I am entering my final year as a post-graduate student. I am concurrently completing a dual degree program composed of a Doctorate of Chiropractic (DC) and a Master's of Science in Sports Science (MS).
Between now and the 2018 Winter Games, I need to fundraise $75,000 for a grand total of $150,000 to successfully execute this historic run and support my team. While this may seem like a hefty amount, I’m confident that with your help, I can meet and even surpass this goal. I have created a plan that will divide this sum into phases so that it can strategically be achieved.
I will need to fund things such as:
- A bobsled for practice and competition
- Sled Runners (blades on the base)
- Tools for the sled
- Ice time (for learning how to drive)
- Cost of shipping the sled to different tracks
- Transportation, lodging, travel expenses for myself and my brake(wo)men
- Winter gear (shoes, jackets, spikes, travel bags, etc) for myself and my brake(wo)men
- Team Competition gear (helmets, uniforms, practice gear, etc)
- Athlete insurance for myself and my brake(wo)man
- Misc. (registration and membership fees)
Although I am spearheading the team, this movement has grown to be far larger than me or any one person. The success of this bobsled team will positively affect millions of people all over the world and will represent monumental international advancements in social, athletic, and economic statuses. Together, we can demonstrate that nothing is impossible with a little faith, support and willingness to persevere.
Thank you for taking the time to read this campaign! I am eternally grateful for all your support! Please SHARE, SHARE and SHARE to get the word out about this amazing venture! Let's Make History!
To follow this enchanted story of me and my brake(wo)men, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snap Chat! #NigeriaBobsled
Official website coming soon!!
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Cheers to this historic pursuit of athletic excellence!
Visit our Bobsled & Skeleton Federation of Nigeria (BSFN) website at www.bsfnigeria.com and follow our progress on social media!
Since the last update so many amazing things have happened. We had our homecoming as a team back to Nigeria over the last week and had the opportunity to not only meet face to face with some of our Nigerian Olympic Committee members, but also speak to our fellow Nigerians about what exactly we are trying to achieve. It was extremely heartwarming to know that people could see how genuine we were about making a positive impact and how sincere our mission to excellence has become.
We were able to answer questions about our financial obligations and share that our intentions as a team were to focus on what great things we can bring back to the country of Nigeria and not what we expect to receive. It is truly an honor to
be in a position to drive this team, this country, and this continent on the path to the 2018 Winter Olympics.
God bless you all.
- Love, Seun Adigun -
Please continue to like, share, comment, and DONATE towards our Olympic quest. We are truly dedicating it all for the greater good and look forward to sharing this entire journey with each of you!
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In bobsled there are two sizes of sleds: 2 man and 4 man. You have 3 athletes including yourself. So which sled are you running?
What a complete waste of time and money. Nigeria needs food and education, not a stupid ass no chance bobsled team.
Raise your goal! People will contribute!
My is osazee ulamen a. K.a Donaustinulamen from Nigeria edo state i have be living here in Austria for 5years now and i have be trianing bobsleid for 3years i want o build up men bobsleid team in Austria here in tirole Innsbruck if our leaders or government can help me and the women in USA please. Check my Facebook and u can see my Vidoe of my trainin fb name Donaustinulamen thx.