Nigeria Women's Bobsled Team

$14,603 of $150k goal

Raised by 390 people in 2 months
Seun Adigun  HOUSTON, TX
MY GIFT TO NIGERIA; NIGERIA'S GIFT TO AFRICA

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 raise $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!!

DRIVER
Seun Adigun
Instagram/Twitter: @Seun_MsAmazing
Facebook: www.facebook.com/m.seun.adigun

BRAKE(WO)MEN
Ngozi Onwumere
Snapchat: @Ngozi.Onwumere
Facebook: Ngozi Onwumere

Akuoma Omeoga
Instagram: @Aomeoga
Facebook: Akuoma Omeoga

For inquiries contact ngawomensbobsled@gmail.com
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Update 7
Posted by Seun Adigun
13 days ago
Team NIGERIA has officially made history by completing the first race today in Park City, UT! Your donations have contributed to the rental of their race sled for the week, travel expenses, meals, the purchase of the sled runners (the blades that go under the sled for it to slide on ice) snow gear, transportation, and registration expenses. Of course I share the highest amount of gratitude to each of you for your individual contributions, but I know my team feels the same way. I have successfully completed 1 of 5 qualifying races towards the 2018 Olympic games and tomorrow I will be attempting an even better finish on race 2 of 5. I am blessed to have the support of each have of you , my lovely teammates, our chiropractor, Dr. Todd Riddle, who has been in Park City, UT with us all week, and most importantly the first Vice president of the Nigerian Olympic Committee, Chief Solomon Ogba, for coming all the way to Utah just to support this historic team. God bless all of you and more updates to come!

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!

#NigeriaBobsled #HistoryInTheMaking #LetsKeepItGoing #WomenOfWinter #TGNS #TheGrindNeverStops
L-R: Ngozi Onwumere, Dr. Todd Riddle, Seun Adigun, Chief Solomon Ogba, Akuoma Omeoga
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Update 6
Posted by Seun Adigun
24 days ago
**HUGE BLESSING TO ANNOUNCE!** WE HAVE ALL BEEN LICENSED AND CLEARED TO RACE!!!!!! Aaahhhh!!! (SO EXCITED! ) . It has been such a rewarding journey so far and an even more special opportunity to put Nigeria (and Africa!!) on the map in the sport of Bobsled! I am so humbled and honored at the fact that on January 9th & 10th I will be driving the FIRST EVER AFRICAN BOBSLED TEAM WITH NIGERIA in the North America's Cup Race in Park City, UT. IT'S GO TIME BABY! WE (including you, support base) are all doing it! One step at a time WE have achieved the necessary steps to officially start the qualification process to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games! Please continue to LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT & DONATE to #NigeriaBobsled! ***LINK IN BIO*** ( www.gofundme.com/nigeria-womens-bobsled-team).

#JoinTheJourney #HistoryInTheMaking #LetsKeepItGoing #WomenOfWinter #Nigeria #nigerians #naija #nigerianolympics #bobsled #olympians #naijagirls #naijababes #TGNS #TheGrindNeverStops #BSFN
Photo by: Obi Grant
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Update 5
Posted by Seun Adigun
1 month ago
Many continue to ask, "We'll how do you guys practice without snow??". Well, check out a day at practice with the Nigerian Women's Bobsled Team!
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Update 4
Posted by Seun Adigun
1 month ago
Update #4


You all have been absolutely amazing! The momentum that this campaign has been getting with all of your help has truly been insurmountable. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

That being said, it is important that you know exactly how dedicated we are to making sure your donations are not in vain. We recently made some updates to our practice sled to help us finally practice combination hits that will simulate race conditions. Although, my brakeman have not had the opportunity to get on ice yet, my goal is to make sure the learning curve is as minimal as possible once we get there.

Check out this video of us making the necessary upgrades to the Maeflower (our main sled) and the newly built personal push carts for each brakeman!

Introducing the Maeflower and push carts
Photo by: Obi Grant
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Emmanuel Solomon
1 month ago
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I heard it's gon take place in and I'm currently living there A free meal and drinks at any African restaurant in Seoul for the team You can get in touch with me with this number 01026382680

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Jennifer Onasanya
1 month ago
3
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Saw the video on FB!! You girls are black girl magic!! Proud to be a Nigerian (bobsledder) myself.. hope to see you girls on ice ❄️

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Printessa Labasan
1 month ago
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1

Keep up the good work!

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Obiageli Onovo
1 month ago
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1

Impressive!

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$14,603 of $150k goal

Raised by 390 people in 2 months
Created November 22, 2016
$15
Anonymous
17 hours ago
$10
Tiffany Holmes
2 days ago

Do the damn thing ladies!!

$10
Marilyn Gerber
4 days ago

Good luck!

$30
Funmi Awosika-Taylor
4 days ago

I'm so excited for you ladies.

$10
Anonymous
10 days ago
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BG
$45
Brittany Glaze
12 days ago

$45 Very excited about the strides you ladies are making.

AF
$20
Akinyemi Fadoju
13 days ago
$100
Anonymous
13 days ago (Offline Donation)
MT
$10
Maria Takos
14 days ago
MG
$50
Michelle Goddard
15 days ago

Looking forward to seeing the team compete in 2018!

Emmanuel Solomon
1 month ago
5
5

I heard it's gon take place in and I'm currently living there A free meal and drinks at any African restaurant in Seoul for the team You can get in touch with me with this number 01026382680

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Jennifer Onasanya
1 month ago
3
3

Saw the video on FB!! You girls are black girl magic!! Proud to be a Nigerian (bobsledder) myself.. hope to see you girls on ice ❄️

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Printessa Labasan
1 month ago
1
1

Keep up the good work!

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Obiageli Onovo
1 month ago
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Impressive!

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