I’m sure you remember the now-classic film Cool Runnings, a story about four guys from Jamaica who wanted to be the nation’s first boblsed team. The story is based off of true events; during the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada the world bore witness to Jamaica’s first Winter Games appearance in one category nobody would have ever imagined: bobsledding. While the four men didn’t place for medals in both the 2 and 4-man races, they opened a whole new world to people who live in not-so-Wintery climates.
Fast forward almost 30 years and you’ll see a whole new team try to step up and bring the rhythm and the rhyme to the 2018 Winter Games, which will take place in PyeongChang, South Korea. This time though, the athletes are representing another continent, and even more importantly (and cool), are women.
Meet Seun Adigun, Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere, three badass athletes who have their eyes on next year’s Winter Games, and they need your help. Right now the team’s driver, Adigun, has the largest responsibility on her shoulders: qualifying the team for the Olympics. She not only will control the bobsled itself, but what it takes to get to the Olympics in the first place. The three women are all first generation Americans, and would love more than anything to represent the roots of their home country: Nigeria. They’re hoping to compete in more and more events to propel their dreams to South Korea next year, but need equipment, time on the ice, shipping the sled around the world, as well as personal travel expenses. There is a Go Fund Me set up, with a goal of $150K set, and already $14,000 has been donated towards this totally worthy cause. Meet the women in a fun, random video they shot to show who cool they are (literally and figuratively), and then be sure to head on over to donate… make some amazing, historic, and inspiring dreams come true:
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