Nigeria's Womens Bobsled Team

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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 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!!

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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I am blessed everyday to know that progress is continuously being made on this road to athletic excellence. Today I am able to add the most notable contribution to this journey and that is the peace of mind knowing that we will have a sled to compete with this Olympic season. As the most significant expense for every beginning team, the price of the sled can present as a potential roadblock. I am pleased to share that we currently have a few options to help curb the expense associated with our sled purchase. Individuals and organizations have reached out over the course of the past 8 months providing a helping hand, and we are very grateful. This journey has just begun, and we thank each and every one of you who have played a role thus far. We encourage everyone else to join us in continuing to empower others, by making a generous donation and sharing our story. The future is NOW and we are completely invested!

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!
IG: @bsfnigeria
Twitter: @BSF_Nigeria
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BSFNigeria
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I would like to extend a very special greeting to each and every one of you who have played a role in the growth of our campaign. You are truly a blessing and I am grateful to share in this historic journey with you.

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 -

#TGNS
#TheGrindNeverStops #TogetherWeShallProsper
#NigeriaBobsled
The "Maeflower" replica in Nigeria
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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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**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
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Jennifer Onasanya
14 months ago
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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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Emmanuel Solomon
14 months 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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Kenny Fayemi
13 months ago
3
3

You girls are displaying the words of JKF "Think not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country" I am impressed.

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Printessa Labasan
14 months ago
3
3

Keep up the good work!

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Obiageli Onovo
14 months ago
3
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Impressive!

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Christy Nguyen
11 months ago
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If ya'll are ever in Houston, I would love for you to speak to some of our girls that are participating in SHE IS A CEO. www.sheisaceo.org The would love to hear about your story, and just to be in your presence would be very inspiring to them.

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Ekene James Nwafor
11 months ago
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Keep up the good work!!!

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Clint Wacker
4 months ago

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?

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Darren Patrick Shuck
1 month ago

What a complete waste of time and money. Nigeria needs food and education, not a stupid ass no chance bobsled team.

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WanYe Kennedy
1 month ago

Raise your goal! People will contribute!

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Don Austin Ulamen
10 months ago

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.

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Jennifer Onasanya
14 months ago
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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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Emmanuel Solomon
14 months 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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Kenny Fayemi
13 months ago
3
3

You girls are displaying the words of JKF "Think not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country" I am impressed.

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Printessa Labasan
14 months ago
3
3

Keep up the good work!

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Obiageli Onovo
14 months ago
3
3

Impressive!

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Christy Nguyen
11 months ago
2
2

If ya'll are ever in Houston, I would love for you to speak to some of our girls that are participating in SHE IS A CEO. www.sheisaceo.org The would love to hear about your story, and just to be in your presence would be very inspiring to them.

+ Read More
Ekene James Nwafor
11 months ago
2
2

Keep up the good work!!!

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Clint Wacker
4 months ago

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?

+ Read More
Darren Patrick Shuck
1 month ago

What a complete waste of time and money. Nigeria needs food and education, not a stupid ass no chance bobsled team.

+ Read More
WanYe Kennedy
1 month ago

Raise your goal! People will contribute!

+ Read More
Don Austin Ulamen
10 months ago

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.

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