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Taylor Purdy never thought volunteering for the Olympics would change his life. But a chance assignment at the skeleton track in 2010 led to him falling in love with the sport as he watched Canadian Jon Montgomery slide down the track to a gold medal victory. Enamored, Taylor started a social media campaign with the hashtag #whynotme and set about becoming a skeleton racer.
Three years later, Taylor is training alongside his hero and recently won a berth on the Canadian Skeleton National Prospect Team to chase his Olympic dream.
In order to train and without any major sponsorship, Taylor put his career on hold and has no reliable income. But as we all know, hard work and dreams don't pay the electricity bills. So he is reaching out to fans for help and raising money for travel costs, team fees, strength and speed coaching, as well as ice house time and, equipment.
$10 - Postcard subscription. Taylor will personally send you a postcard from each major competition and throughout his training for 2018
$20 - Curated streaming playlist of Taylor’s favorite songs + free Rdio subscription for 3 months
$30 - Skeleton T-shirt
$35 - Autographed poster
$50 - All of the above
$75 - Private Skype chat with Taylor
$125 - Taylor's Body Fuel. Taylor will send you one of his recipes a month partnered with some of his personal workouts that combines his passion for cooking with optimum health and fitness.
$250 - Taylor will wear a t-shirt with your name on it while he trains, giving you a mention on his future social media videos and posts.
$500 - Name engraved on helmet or printed on suit
$1,000- Private skeleton lesson (all necessary equipment inclusive).
$5,000 - VIP luxury package to a Skeleton event at a luxury resort such as Whistler hosted by Taylor
All tiers will be fulfilled and/or scheduled within 1 year of campaign completion.