USA Weightlifting and RallyMe Partner to support Rio 2016 athletes

USA Weightlifting is the latest top National Governing Body to partner with RallyMe to provide a dedicated and state-of-the-art fundraising platform exclusively for its member athletes, teams, and clubs.

“Partnering with RallyMe is a true testament of USA Weightlifting staying up with the times of fundraising,” said Carissa Gump , Associate Executive Director of Business & Development with USAW. “We live in a world where we expect everything to be done instantly from our cell phones, tablets and computers. Through RallyMe’s easy-to-setup platform, we hope our athletes will take advantage of this new relationship and membership benefit.”

USAWeightlifting.RallyMe.com kicked off its first fundraising effort this month with a campaign to support the four American weightlifters heading to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio: Morghan King, Jenny Arthur, Sarah Robles and Kendrick Farris. Funds raised help provide supplies, pay for travel expenses or items they may need for their performance on the world biggest sports stage.

Through USAWeightlifting.RallyMe.com, athletes can help raise funds for competition travel and related expenses.

“We are excited to partner with USA Weightlifting to create this new fundraising website, which highlights the organization’s dedication to provide a significant resource for its athletes and members and to help grow the sport in the U.S.,” said Bill Kerig, RallyMe CEO.

How You Can Help:

1.    Supporters can go to USAWeightlifting.RallyMe.com and contribute to the fundraiser to “Support Games Team”

Donors can choose from a variety of cool swag as a gift for their donation.

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About USA Weightlifting
USAW is the national governing body overseeing the sport of weightlifting in the United States. USAW is responsible for conducting weightlifting programs throughout the country and is a member of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). Top competitors are selected by USAW to compete in major international events such as the Olympic Games, World Championships, World Junior Championships, Pan American Championships and Pan American Games. The Mission of USA Weightlifting is to enable United States athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic competition and to promote and grow the sport of weightlifting in the United States. Learn more at http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting

About RallyMe
RallyMe is the leader in online sports fundraising. RallyMe has partnered with over 30 sports National Governing Bodies and top sports organizations across the globe to help athletes, teams and organizations raise the funds they need to train and compete and raise money for events. Thousands have raised millions on RallyMe. The platform is safe, secure and provides sophisticated tools and templates to help athletes and organizations raise funds through their personal and social media networks. CNBC called RallyMe the “Gold medal standard” for athlete crowdfunding. Learn more at http://rallyme.com