Dogesled to the moon: Dogecoin helps fund Jamaican Bobsled Team, gets closer to the moon on a rocket
Dogecoin reddit funded the jamaican bobsled team with about $20k worth of dogecoins (worth maybe one or two times more now?) so they could go for the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014
January 20, 2014 It’s Official
Just got off of the phone with Winston and he told me that they got the “official word” this morning from the FIBT, ‘Federation International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing’ aka the ‘International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation’ that the Jamaican Bobsled Team has qualified for Sochi.
As I mentioned in the last post, there are several fundraising events going on to get the team to the Winter Olympics. In just a couple of days since the team announced that they were short on cash to pay their way, the out pouring of admiration for the Jamaican bobsledders is very obvious. It’s truly “Cool Runnings 2″
People are helping team Jamaica at ‘Crowdtilt’ where they have already raised over $22,000 and ‘Dogecoin’ which is virtual coins similar to ‘Bitcoins’ (don’t ask me I just report the news here) where they have raised over 20 Million ‘Doge’ not sure how you pay with Dogecoins but hopefully there is an exchange for converting those to “real money”!
I have no idea of how the donations are going here at JamaicanBobsledTeam.com using the PayPal donate button that is on every page but I will try to get an update later today to keep you all posted.
Until then…. We be Jammin…