USA Wrestling and RallyMe have launched “USA Wrestling Crowdfunding”, a funding platform exclusively for all of its wrestlers and teams. The website, usawrestling.rallyme.com, is highlights the organization’s dedication to provide more state-of-the-art tools, programs and funding resources for its members. RallyMe is an online funding website for athletes, teams and organizations that aims to help users reach their various fundraising goals. The website is currently partnered with 14 other sports National Governing Bodies to host their RallyMe funding platforms as well.
USAwrestling.rallyme.com is safe and secure, giving ‘boosters,’ or RallyMe donors, the confidence to contribute their funds to deserving athletes.
One of the best things about USA Wrestling’s new platform is the opportunity for all members to benefit. By simply signing up for a PayPal account and creating a campaign page through USA Wrestling’s platform, individual athletes and clubs can start “rallying” for their own goals.
"USA Wrestling is taking the lead for mainstream sports by providing innovative and forward-thinking fundraising solutions for its athletes and clubs," said Bill Kerig, CEO and Founder of RallyMe. "Their athletes will be successful because they know how to win and they have a vital community of supporters who want to see the sport grow."
The USA Wrestling platform debuts with its first three athlete campaigns: women’s freestylers Victoria Anthony and Elena Pirozhkova and Greco-Roman athlete Ryan Mango.
Two-time Junior World champion Victoria Anthony was a four-time WCWA Women’s College Nationals champion, as well as fifth in the 2013 Senior World Championship. She was also the recipient of the 2015 Dave Schultz Memorial International Outstanding Wrestler award.
2012 Olympian Elena Pirozhkova was born in Russia and moved to the United States at the age of three. She is a four-time World medalist, as well as a 2012 World Champion and a seven-time Senior World Team member.
2013 World Team Trials runner-up Ryan Mango was a two-time NCAA All-American for Stanford. He was a 2006 Cadet Nationals champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman, as well as the 2008 Junior Nationals champion in both styles.
Other top wrestlers are expected to launch RallyMe campaigns moving forward.