About This Platform
USA Canoe/Kayak on RallyMe is an online funding tool that empowers USACK athletes and clubs to harness the power of the Internet and their personal networks to raise funds to help offset the costs of training, travel and competitions as they seek their own athletic dreams. The money raised here by USACK athletes and clubs goes directly to them.
USA Canoe/Kayak is the national governing body for the Olympic sports of Flatwater Sprint and Whitewater Slalom as well as the Paralympic sport of Paracanoe. USACK aims to enable U.S. athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, and other international competition; and to promote and grow paddlesports in the U.S.
What is crowdfunding?
Crowdfunding is a fancy term for asking many people for a small amount of financial help to achieve a clearly stated goal.
What is RallyMe?
Our funding tool is powered by RallyMe.com, the No. 1 crowdfunding platform for athletes, teams and organizations. CNBC called RallyMe the “gold medal standard” in athlete crowdfunding.
Because we understand you better, we will help you more, and you will Raise More Money with us
There’s a reason RallyMe has been the choice of thousands of teams and athletes, and hundreds of Olympic hopefuls.
There’s a reason youth sports team managers overwhelmingly choose RallyMe.
There’s a reason more than two dozen National Governing Bodies and top sports organizations have partnered with and endorsed RallyMe.
It’s because we coach them better and they all raise more money on RallyMe; the average RallyMe contribution is 33% higher than contributions to general-interest crowdfunding sites.
Why? Unlike general-interest sites that serve a zillion different types of fundraisers, we built RallyMe specifically for you, and us.
Like you, we are parents of athletes, we are coaches, and we are lifelong athletes too. We’ve got a lot of skin in this game. RallyMe isn’t some Silicon Valley, venture-capital-funded, get-rich-quick scheme. We are here because we believe in the vision — that no athlete or team should ever have to give up their dreams because of a lack of funds — and we know how to help. On RallyMe, all the logic, the algorithms, the tools and the language is written for you and your Boosters.
The result? RallyMe simply works better than the one-size-fits-all crowdfunders. Online funding relies on connecting with your community and RallyMe helps you speak to the sports community in the language that brings results. It has to. Keeping young people in sports is a battle we can't afford to lose. It’s just too important.