Published on March 7th, 2019 | by Daniel Boyle2
Colombian Crew Crowdfund for World Footbag Championships
Colombian players are looking for support to reach the World Footbag Championships. The 2019 version will be held in Warsaw, Poland. In order to cover the travel costs, they have turned to crowdfunding.
The team in Medellin is hopeful of a successful bid for the 2020 event and believe it is critical to be a part of the action in Poland to make a great event the following year, as well as to show their skills, particularly on the net court.
With recent visits from top players, Colombia is seen as having a strong footbag scene, with weekly sessions at the facilities surrounding the stadium. The club also goes out into the community helping to teach younger players of the future and has some support from the local government.
Led by “Bob” Fakoly, the team have almost reached the $1000 mark on their campaign. They are using the GoFundMe platform, with a target of $2500.
Having visited Colombia in 2012 for the South American Championships, I hope to return if the World Footbag Championships are held there and I wish the team the best of luck in reaching their target in the crowdfunding campaign.