Monday, January 20, 2014
Jamaican Bobsled Receives Over 20 Million Ðogecoin
The Jamaican Bobsled team qualified for the Sochi Winter Olympics after a twelve year stint of absence. However, having nary two coins to rub together, they were $80,000 short of the cash total to compete. Having no sponsors, the team had no way to pay for travel, equipment, and other associated costs. The internet took notice. Most of us are familiar with the Jamaican Bobsled team chiefly because of their underdog story portrayed in the old Disney classic featuring John Candy, Cool Runnings. Redditors subscribed to the /r/dogecoin subreddit banded together to raise over $30,000 USD in Ðogecoin to fund the Jamaican Bobsled team's journey to the winter olympics. Together, with supporting funds raised on Indiegogo ($11,393 at time of writing) and Crowdtilt ($24,612 at time of writing) the team is surely Sochi-bound! Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its bobsled time!