Sochi: Jamaican Bobsled Team Qualifies for Olympics, Raising Money to Compete

Sochi: Jamaican Bobsled Team Qualifies for Olympics, Raising Money to Compete

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inside2-jamaicanbobsled1Olympic officials announced today that the Jamaican Bobsled Team has qualified for the Olympics games for the first time in 12 years.  The Winter Olypmics being on February 7.  The Jamaican Bobsled two-man team will be competing for the first time in 12 years.  Even though the two-man team has qualified, they still may not compete.  The team faces an ongoing funding challenge.

The team’s sled driver Winston Watts told reporters he is trying to raise $80,000 over two weeks to cover travel expenses and equipment costs, as reported by CBS News.  The team is crowdfunding to raise the money. See–> https://www.crowdtilt.com/campaigns/help-the-jamaican-bobsled-team-get-to-sochi?utm_content=buffer3f974&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke

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