Who doesn’t love an underdog story? From time to time I feel compelled to tell the 8 loyal readers of mine (granted 6 of you are by accident) about something other than the normal drivel I provide you with. I’d like to draw your attention to the upcoming Sochi Winter Games and a cause that I hope comes to fruition.
The Jamaican Bobsled team has qualified for SOCHI ’14. Remember the cult classic movie Cool Runnings? Cool Runnings hit cinemas in 1993 in a film about the first Jamaican Bobsled team trying to make it to the Winter Olympics. It starred John Candy (yes Uncle Buck himself) – among others. The story was based on an actual team that competed in the Calgary Winter Olympics in 1988. Unfortunately the slick track and speedy turns aren’t the only obstacles this team needs to overcome to make their dreams come true.
This edition of the Jamaican bobsled team is going to need some financial help to get to Sochi. According to reports they are short 80 000 dollars. Thankfully some benevolent folks in the cyberworld are taking up their cause by using multiple crowd funding sites and they have already raised 13 000 dollars.
UPDATE: It would appear that the dream is alive and well for the Jamaican bobsled team. Jamaica is going to pick up the tab. Read it here